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COURSES

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2019/2020 Full Course dates:

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Surf Rescue Certificate

The SRC is the introductory award for patrolling surf lifesavers and allows the recipient to take part in beach patrols. Completion of this award is a minimum requirement for participation in surf sports competition as an Under 15 (and in some instances as an Under 14). This course is aimed at members wanting to participate on patrol or as water safety personnel for Surf Sports or Junior Activities. The SRC is a stepping stone towards a Bronze Medallion, with less demanding assessment tasks. The aim of the course is to develop basic skills about surf awareness, first aid, rescue, CPR and patrols. 

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your SRC you must be 13 years or older at the time of assessment. You will also need to complete a 200m pool swim in less than 5 minutes.

Bronze Medallion

Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) 

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.The aim of the Bronze Medallion course is to develop your skills and knowledge to perform the role of a patrolling lifesaver on the beach. You will develop skills and knowledge to select appropriate equipment (tube, board, AED, radios) when responding to an aquatic rescue or during routine patrol duties.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your Bronze Medallion you must be 15 years or older at the time of assessment. You will also need to complete a 400m pool swim in less than 9 minutes. 

Silver Medallion Beach Management 

PUATEA002B work autonomously; PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities; BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness. 

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a beach and a team in emergency and non-emergency situations. The course is aimed at people wishing to be Patrol Captains, Lifeguards and Lifeguard Supervisors.  It is an extension of basic principles learnt in the Bronze Medallion course and equips members to be an entry level beach manager and team leader. 

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your Silver Medallion you must be 17 years or older at the time of assessment and hold a current Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety - Aquatic Rescue). You will also need to be proficient in one of the following awards: Apply (senior) First Aid/First Aid [AID], Radio Operator Certificate or Advanced Resuscitation Techniques [AID].

First Aid

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 Provide CPR 

This course is developed to meet the identified needs for a member wishing to extend their knowledge of providing first aid. 

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your First Aid Certificate you must be at least 14 years of age at the date of assessment.

Resuscitation Certificate

HLTAID001 Provide CPR 

The aim of this course is to develop skills in CPR. The Resuscitation Certificate is included in the First Aid course.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

As for First Aid.

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation techniques 

The aim of this course is to develop skills in using AEDs, suction, airway management equipment, oxygen during resuscitation and to administer oxygen to a conscious or unconscious patient.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your Advanced Resuscitation Techniques course, you must be at least 15 years of age at the date of assessment and proficient in at least one of the following awards: Bronze Medallion, Apply (Senior) First Aid/First Aid (AID), Resuscitation Certificate. 

 
 

IRB Crewman Certificate 

PUASAR015A Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation 

The aim of this course is to help you develop skills and knowledge to effectively participate as crew in rescues using an IRB. Inflatable rescue boats are used for surveillance, quick rescue response, search and rescue and water safety during competitions. IRB racing is also a popular discipline in Surf Sports.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your IRB Crewman Certificate you must be at least 15 years of age at the date of assessment and have a proficient Bronze Medallion.

Silver Medallion - IRB Driver

PUASAR014A Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations 

The aim of this course is to help you develop knowledge and skills to safely and effectively drive an Inflatable Rescue Boat. The IRB Driver is responsible for safely operating the IRB in the surf zone and managing the IRB Crew.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your IRB Driver Certification you must be at least 17 years of age at the date of assessment and hold a QLD Recreational Marine Licence (this is not offered by Surf Life Saving and must be acquired elsewhere prior to commencing this course). You must also be a proficient Bronze Medallion holder and proficient IRB Crewman. 

Surf Sports Official

Core and Level 1 Official Qualification

Core and Level 1 officials work in a range of officiating roles at Surf Sports carnivals. These include Marshall, Recording Judge, Timekeeping Judge and Finish Judge. The course provides a basic understanding of the rules of events in surf sports competition and provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to effectively fulfill officiating roles.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete an officials course you must be 16 years of age and hold a current Blue Card

Junior Age Manager

Age Manager Certificate

Age managers work with nippers between the ages of 6 and 13, to develop their surf lifesaving and sport skills, by providing fun, safe and organised nipper activities. This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively facilitate Nipper training activities.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

In order to complete your Age Manager's course you must be at least 16 years of age and hold a current Blue Card.

Lifesaving Training Officer

Lifesvaing Training Officer Qualification

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge they require to deliver surf lifesaving awards to members. 

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

Training Officers must hold the award they wish to deliver.

Lifesaving Assessor

Lifesaving Assessor Certificate

This course provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to competently assess Surf Life Saving awards.

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

Assessors must hold the award they wish to assess.

Surf Sports Coach

Coaching Accreditation

This course provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to competently coach surf sport participants both recreationally and competitively. There are many levels of coaches in a range of disciplines. 

What qualifications or pre-requisites do I need?

Contact the Club for specific information on each coaching accreditation.