Surf Rescue Certificate

June 13, 2016Junior Awards

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.

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