Aquatic Rescue Awards

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

The Surf Rescue Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety personnel. 


Pre-Requisites:  

Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration  

- Must be at least 13 years + (U14 age group) on date of final assessment   

- Able to swim 200m

- Skills Maintenance An annual Skills

- Maintenance must be undertaken by 31st December to keep this award current. 


Course Outcomes: 

-Surf awareness  

-Rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)  -Resuscitation (CPR)  

-First aid  

-Communications  

-Radio operations  

-Standard patrol practices  

-Team work  

-Improve fitness 


Assessment: 

Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course. 


Bronze Medallion (BM)/ Cert II in Public Safety (PSAR)

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia. 


Pre-Requisites:  

Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration  

- Must be at least 15 years of age on the date of the final assessment  

- Able to swim 400m in 9 minutes

- An annual Skills Maintenance must be undertaken by 31st December to keep this award current

 

Course Outcomes:  

-Contribute to the management of work health and safety (WHS)  

-Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control  

-Describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards  

-Recognise appropriate beach types, conditions and areas in the surfzone for bathing  

-Demonstrate surf skills  

-Explain the functions of various systems in the human body  

-Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques  

-Perform basic resuscitation techniques (oxygen therapy, defibrillation)  

-Identify basic patient management techniques  

-Communicate in the workplace  

-Perform radio communications using approved SLSA radios  

-Perform patient approaches, support and escapes aided by equipment on a conscious and an unconscious patient  

-Identify people in distress in an aquatic environment  

-Perform surf skills  

-Perform patient retrieval and support unaided by equipment  

-Set up a patrol and describe your role  Demonstrate standard patrol practices  Work as part of a team  

-Improve fitness 

This course aligns with the nationally recognised qualification PUA21012 – Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) 

Assessment:

-Recognise appropriate beach types, conditions and areas in the surf zone for bathing and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course. 

Bronze 

Radio Operators Certificate (ROC)

Provides  participants  with  the  skills  and  knowledge  to  perform  basic  communication practices.


Pre-Requisites:

Must be a financial club member prior to course registration

- Must be at least 13 years + (U14 age group) on date of final assessment 


Course Outcomes:

- Use communication systems and equipment

- Maintain communication equipment


*Life Saving Victoria (LSV) and other emergency services have transitioned over to the Victorian Regional Mobile Radio (RMR) network.

Silver Medallion Beach Management (SMBM)

This course is intended to prepare you for an entry‐level beach management role within a lifesaving service. The course is aimed at first time Patrol Captains and Senior Lifeguards.

·PUATEA002B Work autonomously

· PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities

· BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness

These units form a part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue).


Pre-Requisites:

Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration  

- Must be at least 17 years of age on the date of the final assessment 

-Current in Bronze Medallion (BM), plus

 be proficient in ONE of the following: 

  • First Aid
  • Radio Operator


Course outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to: -Act as a team leader as required   

-Undertake work activities and accept responsibilities   

-Set performance requirements and maintain team performance   

-Contribute to team outcomes and support team cohesion   

-Participate in a work team and communicate with management   

-Prepare for beach surveillance and rescue

-Undertake preventative actions  

-Complete beach surveillance and rescue recovery requirements   

-Respond to casualties in distress 


Assessment:

Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role plays, oral and written questioning, Discussing scenarios This will take place at the end of the day.

Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR)

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Pre- Requisites:

Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration  

- Must be at least 16 years of age on the date of the final assessment 

-Current in Bronze Medallion (BM)


Course Outcomes:

- Identify the purpose of the course

-Understand the aquatic rescue learning pathways and how the course builds on skills and knowledge developed in the Bronze Medallion 

-List search and rescue definitions 

-Describe the five stages of search and rescue 

-Describe the roles and responsibilities of individuals in a search and rescue team 

-Explain how Surf Life Saving interacts with other agencies

-Recognise the organisational structure of search and rescue teams


Assessment:

Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role plays, oral and written questioning, Discussing scenarios This will take place on the final day of the course

Gold Medallion (GM)

Provides  participants  with  advanced  skills  and  knowledge  to  manage  emergency  situations  in autonomous situations.


Pre-requisites:

-Financial club member  

-Must be at least 17 years of age on the date of the final assessment 

-Current Bronze Medallion (BM)

-Current Silver Medallion Beach Management (SMBM)

-Current First Aid (FA)

-Current Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)


Key learning outcomes are to enable you to: 

  • Select appropriate rescue equipment
  • Assess and manage the patient’s levels of distress
  • Support and return patients to shore
  • Perform a one-person drag technique and patient lay

Work Autonomously 

  • Plan and undertake work activities
  • Accept responsibilities
  • Set performance requirements
  • Maintain team performance:


Perform Surf Skill and Fitness Test; 

  • Swim 800 metres in under 14 minuntes
  • Complete a 400 metre swim, 800 metre run, 400 metre board paddle and 800 metre run in 25 minutes
  • Complete tube rescue of patient 100 metres out at sea and return (flippers optional)
  • Complete board rescue of patient 200 metres out at sea and return