COURSE SUMMARY
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This course is the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision.

UNIT/S OF COMPETENCY

  • PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  • PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • complete an unaided swim, with an overarm stroke (goggles/masks permitted) of 200 metres in five (5) minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres. This will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities. Pool swim can be observed by a qualified Training Officer Bronze Medallion, Assessor Bronze Medallion or ASCTA/AUSTSWIM Swim Coach (or the like). Evidence of the pool swim (and the qualification of the person observing the pool swim if outside of SLSQ) must be provided to the Trainer on the appropriate form/s prior to commencement of any water training activities for this qualification. The pool swim forms can be found here.

WHO CAN TRAIN?

  • Training Officer Bronze Medallion, OR
  • Training Officer Surf Rescue, OR
  • Facilitator Bronze Medallion, OR
  • Facilitator Surf Rescue Certificate (currently endorsed as per state requirements)

LEARNING RESOURCES

  • 35th Edition Revised Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual
  • Surf Rescue PowerPoint
  • SLSQ Surf Rescue Certificate Assessment Portfolio – SLSQ v3.0 June 2021
    (DON’T use Surf Rescue Certificate Assessment Portfolio v2.1 July 2022)

Clubs and Chief Training Officers have access to all the necessary resources via the SLSA Members Area – Library. Please ensure that you are using the SLSQ resources by filtering the Organisation to Surf Life Saving QLD

PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS
Please refer to the Training Course Report for all paperwork requirements and location of documents – SLSQ Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) Training Course Report

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Contribute to the management of work health and safety (WHS)
  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • Surf Awareness and Skills
  • Demonstrate surf skills
  • The Human Body
  • Resuscitation
  • First Aid
  • Identify basic patient management techniques
  • Communications
  • Communicate in the workplace:
  • Rescue Techniques
  • Beach Management

WHO CAN ASSESS?

  • Assessor Surf Rescue
  • Assessor Bronze Medallion, OR
  • Facilitator Bronze Medallion (currently endorsed as per state requirements)

ASSESSMENT

  • Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

COMPLETE ASSESSMENT PORTFOLIO
Your club/trainer should provide you with an Assessment Portfolio – this will include the following items
Refer to Training Course Report for all requirements and versions – Click Here

  • Candidate details (including your signature)
  • Induction Checklist (to be signed by the trainer)
  • Incident Report Form (your trainer will give you a scenario and you must complete the form)
  • Risk Assessment Form
  • Assessment Tasks 2-7 (these will be completed by your trainer and/or assessor throughout the course and on assessment day)

SKILLS MAINTENANCE/ PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • For this award to remain current candidates must perform an annual skills maintenance activity at a Queensland Club between 01 July and 31 December of each year.
  • Please note that if you gain your award after 01 July then you are not required to attend a proficiency until the following year
  • Members to contact clubs and/or Branch relative to proficient dates in their region
  • Please note that QLD members are not permitted to attend proficiency outside the state

ONLINE LEARNING OPTIONS
Members can complete both of their learning and assessment theory sections in conjunction with the practical training via the SLSA Members Area:

  1. SLSA MEMBERS AREA ACCOUNT
    Members need to ensure they have a SLSA Members Area account
    https://portal.sls.com.au
  1. FIND ON-LINE COURSE
  • Select “eLearning” on the sub menu; and
  • Ensure your State is set to “QLD” and then select “Login into E-Learning”.
  1. ENROL IN COURSE
  • Select “Training Library” from the menu on the left;
  • From the Course Categories, under SLS – Aquatic Rescue, select “View Courses”

Under Surf Rescue Certificate, select “Enrol”:

Go to “My Training” and find the course allocated:

Select “View” and then select “Start” to complete all modules:

Now the online Learning modules and online Theory Assessment modules are ready to be completed.

  1. COMPLETE COURSE
    The online learning modules will compliment the face to face training you will receive from your Trainer.
    As you complete each of the online learning (SRC Theory) modules, you will receive badges and medals Once you have completed the course you will download a Certificate of Completion.
    You MUST print this and take with you and hand to your Trainer.

Your Certificate of Completion will look like this:

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