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PaulMember education is a core function of Henley SLSC and we offer a wide range of opportunities and pathways for members of all ages. Our team of qualified volunteer Training Officers, led by the Club’s Chief Instructor, dedicate a lot of time to facilitating educational programs for members. Many of these courses lead to accreditation of nationally endorsed units of competency and qualifications, and support members to carry out a wide range of volunteer duties at Henley.

For junior members (ages 5 to 12 years), skills and knowledge are obtained by attending weekly junior club training during the surf lifesaving season. Junior training is structured so that once members reach the age of 13 years, core surf skills and knowledge have already been developed.

We encourage members to continually enhance their lifesaving skills, ensuring we continue to provide a safe environment for our members, the community and visitors to our beautiful beach.

Are you interested in carrying out training so you can assist your children’s age group? Would you like the skills and confidence to join one of Henley’s amazing patrol teams? Or maybe you aspire to become the next Club Training Officer.

Contact chief-instructor@henleyslsc.com.au for more information.

Please note, only members who register using the links below will be offered course places.

Junior Awards

Radio Operators Certificate

Overview:

Beach patrols communicate with each other and emergency services via a dedicated radio network. This award provides members with skills and knowledge to transmit on the network as part of beach patrols including emergencies and also necessary maintenance of equipment.

Audience:

Suitable for members who have obtained a SRC (primarily 13/14 year olds), and/or members with limited water skills/ability. The radio operator is an important part of every beach patrol.

Pre-requisites:

Members need to be a minimum of 13 years of age on the day of the final assessment.

Content:

  • SLSSA Radio Network
  • Send and receive techniques
  • Phonetic Alphabet
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Emergency maintenance

Duration:

Approximately 8-10 hours of training followed by a separate assessment.

Timing:

Courses are generally conducted during school holidays (all day sessions) however evening courses (4 x 2hour sessions) are scheduled if sufficient numbers are interested.

Units of competency:

  • PUAOHS001C Operate communication systems and equipment

Currency:

To remain current an annual proficiency update (approximately 30minutes) is required.

Available to any member of the club. This award is required by any U13 member wishing to compete and needs to be updated annually. All Parents (members) are encouraged to also participate.

The CPR comprises the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • HLTAID001C Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Overview:

An award designed for youth members providing them with the skills and knowledge to be part of Surf Life Saving patrols without aspects that are suitable to older members. The award is basically ¾ of the bronze medallion and a great introduction to being a Surf Life Saver. This award is also a primary award for people to work in aquatic environments (surf education, surfing, aquatic instructors). 

Audience:

A requirement for U14 members wishing to compete in Junior (and senior) State titles.  Also available to members with limited water skills/ability (not able to complete Bronze medallion swimming requirements). The Surf Rescue Certificate member is an important part of every beach patrol and required by members helping with water cover  activities.

Pre-requisites:

Be a minimum of 13 years of age on the day of the final assessment.

Complete a 200m swim in less than 5 minutes.

Content:

  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Human body
  • Surf Awareness and skills (including 100m Run/100m Swim/100m Run in less than 5 minutes)
  • 1 & 2 person CPR
  • First aid
  • Rescue techniques
  • Communication (signals)
  • Rescue techniques
  • Patrols

Duration:

Approximately 16 hours practical training followed by a separate assessment.

Timing:

Courses are generally conducted during school holidays (all day sessions) however evening courses (8 x 2 hour sessions) are scheduled if sufficient numbers are interested.

Units of competency:

  • PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
  • PUASAR012B Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  • HLTCPR201A Perform CPRSurf

Currency:

To remain current an annual proficiency update (approximately 1 hour) is required.

First Aid Awards

Overview:

The aim of the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate course is to develop CPR skills and knowledge enabling participants to operate all aspects of oxygen equipment, airway management devices, suction devices and automated external defibrillators on both conscious and unconscious casualties.

Audience:

Suitable for members 13+ years old, and members with limited water skills/ability. Advanced Resuscitation is an important skill necessary at every beach patrol.

Pre-requisites:

  1. Members need to be a minimum of 13 years of age on the day of the final assessment.
  2. Have a current CPR Certificate

Content:

  • Aims of first aid
  • The cardiovascular system
  • Defibrillation
  • Oxygen Equipment
  • Suction

Duration:

Approximately 8-12 hours of training followed by a separate assessment.

Timing:

Courses are generally conducted several times a year depending on member requests and trainer availability.

Units of competency:

  • HLTFA404C Apply advanced resuscitation techniques
  • PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • PUAOPE010C Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)

Currency:

To remain current an annual proficiency update (approximately 1.5 hours) is required.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Detail the principles of pain management
  • Demonstrate basic pain management techniques
  • Detail the safety considerations and procedures for administering methoxyflurane
  • Administer methoxyflurane
  • Complete documentation involved in the use of methoxyflurane.

The Pain Management Course comprises the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • PUAEME005A Provide Pain Management.

This is a one day course provided by Surf Life Saving SA. This course usually costs SLSSA/Club members $75. The Henley SLSC will cover the cost for members on the club patrol roster who have completed 100% of their obligations. Other members may be subsidised depending on their patrol/club contribution.

By successfully completing this course participants will receive the following competencies:

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • PUAEME001B Provide Emergency Care

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the possible causes of spinal injuries
  • Identify suspected spinal injury
  • Describe and demonstrate the management of neck and spinal injuries
  • Evaluate the need to move a suspected SCI casualty
  • Prepare casualty for transport
  • Demonstrate how to move a casualty with suspected spinal injuries
  • Perform casualty handover

The Spinal Management Course comprises the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  • PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury

 

Public Safety Awards

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Overview:

An iconic Surf Life Saving award and the base award for members wishing to be active Surf Lifesavers. The award provides members with all skills and knowledge necessary to be competent Surf Lifesavers and help provide the community a safe aquatic environment.

Audience:

A requirement for members wishing to be active Surf lifesavers and therefore participate in beach patrols, water cover and compete in Surf Lifesaving events (competitions).

Pre-requisites:

  1. Be a minimum of 15 years of age on the day of the final assessment.
  2. Complete a 400m swim in less than 9 minutes.
  3. Complete a Run swim Run (200m/200m/200m) at the final assessment

 

Content:

  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Human body
  • Surf Awareness and skills (including 200m Run/200m Swim/200m Run in less than 8 minutes)
  • 1 & 2 person CPR
  • Oxygen and Defibrillation
  • First aid
  • Rescue techniques
  • Communication (signals)
  • Radio Communications
  • Lifts and carries (including spinal)
  • Rescue techniques
  • Patrols

Duration:

Approximately 20-24 hours practical training followed by a separate assessment.

Timing:

Courses are generally conducted as 1 night and weekend sessions over 8 weeks or consolidated (3 days during school holidays, or long weekends). Participants in consolidated coursed are required to have previous experience in water skills (board skills, open water swimming)

All interested members MUST be able to confidently complete swimming components. Should you be unsure as to your ability please attend club swim sessions for a swimming evaluation.

Units of competency:

  • PUACOM001C - Communicate in the workplace
  • PUASAR013A - Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • PUATEA001B - Work in a team
  • PUATEA004D - Work effectively in a public safety organisation
  • HLTFA211A - Provide basic emergency life support
  • PUAOHS001C - Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
  • PUAOPE013A - Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR012C - Apply surf awareness and self rescue skills
  • HLTCPR211A - Perform CPR

Currency:

To remain current an annual proficiency update (approximately 2 hours) is required.

Overview:

This award further develops patrolling members skills, knowledge and expertise in conducting and coordinating patrols. This award was previously known as the “patrol captains” award

Audience:

A requirement for any member who is a patrol captain, vice captain or future leader of beach patrols.

Pre-requisites:

  • Be a minimum of 17 years of age.
  • Hold a current Bronze Medallion
  • Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

Content:

The content of the course is currently being updated.

Duration:

Approximately 4 hours of practical training including theory components. Members are assessed throughout the course.

Timing:

Courses are generally conducted in 1 session (weekend morning).

 Units of competency:

NIL

Currency:

To remain current an annual proficiency update is required.

Powercraft Awards

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively operate the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on the beach and surrounds.

An ATV Operator will achieve the following nationally recognised unit of competency, PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions.

Pre-requisites are the Bronze Medallion and a current Drivers Licence.

Enquiries to captain@henleyslsc.com.au

Overview:

Inflatable Rescue boats are an important part of beach patrols and water cover. Qualified lifesavers wishing to be part of IRB water safety (and competitions) need to successfully complete IRB awards. The crew certificate is the first IRB award achieved and once completed members have the option of completing the Silver Medallion IRB Driver award.

Audience:

Suitable for members who have a current Bronze Medallion. The IRB Crewperson is an important part of every beach patrol.

Pre-requisites:

Members need to be a minimum of 15 years of age and hold a current Bronze Medallion.

Content:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an IRB Crewperson
  • Duties and safety considerations of an IRB Crewperson
  • Launch and Crew an IRB
  • Understand classes of IRBs, components and ancillary equipment
  • Perform emergency procedures
  • Maintain an IRB

Duration:

Approximately 10-15 hours of training followed by a separate assessment.

Timing:

Courses are generally conducted on consecutive days with assessment on a separate date (depending on assessor availability).

Units of competency:

  • PUASAR015A Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation

Currency:

To remain current an annual proficiency update (approximately 30minutes) is required.

Overview:

Inflatable Rescue boats are an important part of beach patrols and water cover. Qualified lifesavers wishing to be part of IRB water safety (and competitions) need to successfully complete IRB awards. The Silver Medallion IRB Driver award is an award the club is constantly requiring more members to complete.

Audience:

Suitable for members who have a current Bronze Medallion and IRB Crew Certificate. The Silver Medallion IRB Driver is an important part of every beach patrol.

Pre-requisites:

  • Members need to be a minimum of 17 years of age
  • Hold a current Bronze Medallion and IRB Crew Certificate.
  • Have a Boat Licence.

Content:

  • Duties of an IRB Driver including safety considerations
  • Provide direction and communicate to an IRB Crewperson
  • Drive and safely launch IRB in all water enviroments (including surf)
  • IRB motor safety, hazards, general maintenance
  • Perform emergency procedures and patient rescues

Duration:

Approximately 24-32 hours of training followed by a separate assessment.

Timing:

Courses are generally conducted during winter months over 4 or 5 weekends.

Units of competency:

  • PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
  • PUASAR014A Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations.

Currency:

To remain current an annual proficiency update (approximately 1 hour) is required.

Proficiencies

2016/2017 ARTC Proficiency Dates and Times (Henley Training Room) 

Approximate times to complete proficiency. 

  1. Advanced Resuscitation (approximately 1-1.5 hours)
  2. Spinal Management (approximately 1 hour)
  3. Pain Management (approximately .5 hour)

 

Course 1

Location
Henley SLSC - Training Room
Starts
Monday, 19/12/2016 - 6:30pm
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Members who have registered an apology can attend a contingency session. These will be organised and advertised at a later date.

It is your responsibility to ensure you are proficient in the certificates you hold. Please be aware of your current certificates so you can complete the required skills on the day.

NOTES:

  1. IRB Crew and Driver: Conducted at the same time as Bronze proficiency.
  2. ATV: MUST bring current drivers licence to fulfil ATV proficiency requirements, no practical component involved.

Proficiency details:

Surf Lifesaving Australia requires all Active Patrolling members to sucessfully complete an annual proficiency test to ensure:

  • you have the skills level to be effective in the event of a rescue, resuscitation or other emergency.
  • you are covered by SLSA's insurances if you are injured during SLSA activities including patrol & competition.
  • you are covered by SLSA's insurances in the event you cause injury to anyone in the course of your SLSA duties.

What does the bronze medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate proficiency involve?

  • Signals
  • 200m run / 200m swim / 200m run in under 8 minutes (100/100/100 in 5 minutes for SRC)
  • Patient Rescue (Board or Tube)
  • Spinal Board Carries
  • 1 and 2 person CPR
  • Oxygen and Defibrillation (Bronze Only)
  • Radio operations
  • IRB awareness 

IRB Driver and Crew Proficiency 2016/2017

Proficiency for both of these awards are conducted at the same time as Bronze proficiency.

 

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively operate the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on the beach and surrounds.

An ATV Operator will achieve the following nationally recognised unit of competency, PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions.

Pre-requisites are the Bronze Medallion and a current Drivers Licence.

Enquiries to captain@henleyslsc.com.au

Should you not be available for any of the scheduled sessions, you need to register your non attendance below and include your award/s and specific details regarding your inability to attend.

1-2 makeup sessions will be scheduled accordingly sometime in late November, early December.

 

 

Course 1

In the message section, please state which Award Proficiency you are unable to attend.

Location
Henley SLSC Proficiency Non Attendance
Starts
TBA
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