Knowledge & Training Training Documents and Minutes

CIMS 3rd Edition

The Coordinated Incident Management System (CIMS) 3rd edition represents New Zealand’s official framework to achieve effective coordinated incident management across responding agencies. 

From 1 July 2020 the 3rd edition replaces all previous versions of CIMS. Click here for CIMS 3rd edition, and here to get an overview of the changes from the 2nd edition.

CIMS Training and CIMS 2nd Edition

This document summaries the changes in CIMS 2
nd Edition, and is of particular value if you were trained against CIMS 1st Edition. Access this document here.

2019 Training Calendar

The 2019 Tai Poutini Polytechnic SAR Training calendar for multi-agency and management courses is available here.

TPP course availability list.

The calendar for land-specific courses delivered by LandSAR is available from the LandSAR website.


Training Documentation

SAR Skills Acquisition Training Programme (SATP) provides fees free SAR training for SAR people. It is funded by the Tertiary Education Commission and delivered by Tai Poutini Polytechnic and LandSAR. The SAR sector has responsibilities for identifying the training it requires and arranging for SAR people to attend the training opportunities we have requested.

Search and Rescue (SAR) Multi-Agency Training is managed by the SAR  Multi- Agency Training Programme Advisory Committee (SAR Multi-Agency Training PAC) and the SAR Multi-Agency Training Governance Group for all course delivery by Tai Poutini Polytechnic.

SAR Training (Land) is managed by the SAR Training (Land) Programme Advisory Committee and the SAR Training (Land) Governance Group for all course delivery by LandSAR New Zealand.

SAR Multi Agency Training PAC Minutes

SAR Multi-Agency Training PAC Terms of Reference

Multi Agency Governance Group Minutes

Multi Agency Governance Group Terms of Reference

SAR Training (Land) Governance Group

SAR Training (Land) Governance Group Terms of Reference

Annual Student Survey Results

NZSAR Student Survey 2018

NZSAR Student Survey 2017

NZSAR Student Survey 2016

SAR Training Governance Group Minutes

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 12 June 2018

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 20 March 2018

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 16 November 2017

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 9 August 2017

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 23 March 2017

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 30 November 2016

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 14 September 2016

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 16 March 2016

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 24 November 2015

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 30 June 2015

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 10 March 2015

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 27 May 2014

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 26 September 2013

SAR Training Governance Group Meeting Minutes 4 June 2013

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes 27 February 2018

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes 17 May 2018

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes 31 October 2017

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes 12 July 2017

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes 14 March 2017

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes 7 September 2016

SAR (ACE) Programme Advisory Committee Minutes 7 June 2016



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