Course Details


Community Surf Rescue Certificate

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
Community Surf Rescue Certificate17 December 202209:00 am – 01:00 pmKangaroo Island – Kingscote Tidal Pool20$200.00
Community Surf Rescue Certificate17 December 202209:30 am – 01:30 pmGlenelg Surf Life Saving Club16$200.00
Community Surf Rescue Certificate28 January 202309:00 am – 01:00 pmGlenelg Surf Life Saving Club20$200.00

Introduction:

Candidates will be taught and assessed on performing rescues, identifying dangers, signals and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). There will also be a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m Run which must be performed in less than 5 minutes. This course includes two eLearning Online Assessments which cover basic water rescues and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The Community Surf Rescue Certificate is recognised by the Department for Education as a minimum requirement to supervise children around open water aquatic activities. This certificate needs to be updated every 12 months by completing the Community Surf Rescue Certificate Update course.

Target Audience:

Prerequisites:
  • Be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment

Learning Outcomes:

  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues

Learning Methods:

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment

Surf Life Saving SA recognises that students participating in its training courses may have varying learning styles and support requirements. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy concerns, or abilities. Students with any special needs are requested to contact us prior to registering for a course to discuss suitable arrangements.

Assessment

Participants will be assessed individually and in group activities. 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.

Please note as of 1st September 2022 the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) have advised Registered Training Organisations that training and assessment activities undertaken during First Aid and CPR courses will revert to pre-COVID conditions. This means learners will be required to demonstrate rescue breathing techniques on manikins and not simulate such skills to the side of the manikin as previously allowed during the pandemic.  Learners will not have the opportunity to request an exemption from providing rescue breaths if they wish to gain a competent result in the Unit of Competency and/or qualification.
 
Participants must also be able to complete the following physical elements:
  • Complete an unaided ‘run (100m), swim (100m), run (100m) in five (5) minutes or less.
  • Complete five (5) successful rounds of CPR on an adult manikin on the floor.
  • Complete five (5) successful rounds of CPR on an infant manikin on a firm surface.
  • Perform rescues with and without equipment.
  • Demonstrate hand signals.

Program Benefits:

  • The full course Certificate is valid for three years.

Content:

  • Surf awareness
  • Rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Communications
  • Team work