TRAINING & EDUCATION COURSES

The Coogee Beach SLSC places a high priority on education and training. Whether its ensuring members are adequately prepared to perform rescues, introducing children to safe choices at the beach or educating members of the public in first aid and CPR, we are committed.

The Education and Training Team is vital in ensuring members are equipped with the correct skills to perform the primary aim of surf lifesaving

“Patrolling the Beach” and offer the courses listed below to our fully registered and financial members:

Please note all course costs are in addition to the membership fee.
For all enquires please email the Director of Member Development or the Training Team:

[email protected] or  [email protected]

Courses

Pre-requisites: can swim 200m within five minutes (signed off by an authorised club person) Course participants must be fully financial. Minimum 13 years of age at time of final assessment

Overview: The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. For U/13 – U/14’s who participate in Senior SLS competitions, the SRC is a requirement, along with minimum patrol hours to compete at local and state competitions/carnivals Learning Outcomes: • Basic first aid • Work as part of a team • Public safety and aquatic rescue • Communications • OHS

Pre-requisites: Minimum 15 years of age (on the day of final assessment) Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club. Completed a 400m flat water swim in less than 9:00 minutes (signed off by an authorised club person)

Overview: The Bronze Medallion is a nationally recognised qualification and teaches a range of activities in order to be able to perform all the basic requirements of a lifesaver: • OHS • Beach types, wave patterns and currents • Resuscitation and first aid • Communication & radio techniques • Rescue techniques • Patrolling methods

Pre-requisites: Minimum 17 years of Age Proficient in Bronze Medallion or have held Bronze Medallion and proficient in a surf award

Overview: The aim of this course is to prepare candidates for initial work as a Patrol Captain, Vice Patrol Captain, Team Leader or similar roles: • Identify beach management responsibilities • Identify the responsibilities of others in related roles • Identify and use relevant regulations and legislation • Be responsible for your own safety, Be responsible for the safety of others • Operate communication equipment • Follow operating procedures

Note: Silver Medallion (Basic Beach Management) course is completed in 3 parts: • Intro session, assessment activity portfolio during patrols, silver medallion workshop. The work shop is best done with other clubs so different perspectives can be offered, the course normally takes around 12hrs and is completed over a 1 month period.

Pre-requisites: Participants must be a minimum of 17 years of age on the date of final assessment. Hold a current: • SLSA Bronze medallion • Advanced resuscitation certificate • Senior first aid certificate • Silver medallion • Spinal management certificate • Complete an 800-metre swim in 14 minutes or less in a swimming pool no less than 25 metres

Overview: The aim of this course is to provide participants with advanced skills and knowledge to manage emergencies in autonomy. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive the SLSA Gold Medallion award. Assessment includes: • Perform complex patient rescue and support • Aided and unaided by equipment • Perform surf skill and fitness test • Work autonomously

Pre-requisites: Be a minimum of 13 years old to commence training.

Overview: The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to operate communications systems and equipment in surf lifesaving operations.

Pre-requisites: Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment

Overview: The aim of the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate course is to develop your skills and knowledge to use oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to casualties.

Pre-requisites: Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment

Overview: Senior First Aid training aims to develop the knowledge and skills for a person to manage emergency First Aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

Pre-requisites: • Minimum of 16 years of age to commence training • Minimum of 17 years of age on the date of final assessment • Hold and be currently proficient in the following SLSA awards: • Bronze Medallion and Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) • IRB Crew Certificate Have met the Marine Licensing requirements in your state/territory (where required)

Overview: The purpose of this course is to help develop the skills and knowledge of course candidates to safely and effectively drive an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) No Cost Note: A current skippers ticket is a required to complete this course

Note: A current skippers ticket is a required to complete this course

Pre-requisites: Minimum of 15 years of age on the date of final assessment. Hold and be proficient in the following SLSA award: • Bronze Medallion

Overview: This course leads to the SLSA Award IRB Crew Certificate. Candidates will also develop knowledge and skills to enable them to demonstrate competence in the nationally recognised unit of competence: • PUASAR015A Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation.