Course Details

IRB Crew

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost Single Enrol Group Enrol
IRB Crew - Grange 30 January 2021 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Grange Surf Life Saving Club 2 $0.00
Seacliff- IRB Crew Jan- Feb 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Seacliff SLSC - Surf Life Saving SA 4 $0.00
Brighton- IRB Crew 27 March 2021 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Brighton Surf Life Saving Club 20 $0.00
Glenelg - IRB Crew 31 March 2021 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club 7 $0.00
Moana - IRB Crew Assessment date TBC 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Moana Surf Life Saving Club 7 $0.00
Pt Elliot - IRB Crew 31 March 2021 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Port Elliot Surf Life Saving Club 6 $0.00
Grange - IRB Crew 30 April 2021 08:30 am – 04:30 pm Grange Surf Life Saving Club 20 $0.00

The IRB Crew course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively crew and inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.



Target Audience:


To enter the IRB Crew Certificate course candidates must have meet the follow course prerequisites:
  • Minimum of 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Hold and be proficient in the following SLSA award:
Bronze Medallion Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

Learning Outcomes:

  • PUASAR015A – Crew a Small Powercraft in a rescue operation

Learning Methods:

Participants will be assessed individually and in group activities. Participants need to display competency in all assessable elements to successfully complete the unit package PUASAR015A accreditation.
Assessment is conducted using the following methods:
  • Scenario assessment – Participants are required to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge to respond to a range of first aid or emergency situations, including scenarios aligned with the performance criteria required for this program.
  • Demonstration of IRB Crew skills– Participants will demonstrate all skills required for the assessment of IRB crew including scenarios.
  • Theory Assessment – Participants must complete a theory assessment with a 100% pass rate required.

Program Benefits:


  • This course includes the following elements:
  • •Introduction to working with IRB’s
  • • Introduction to IRB equipment
  • • Introduction to crewing an IRB
  • • Basic Crewing of the IRB
  • • Perform rescues in an IRB as a crewperson
  • • Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations
  • • IRB towing
  • • Surf equipment & basic maintenance