Course Details


Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
SLS MEMBERS ONLY – IRB CrewDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmGrange Surf Life Saving Club6$0.00
SEACLIFF – IRB Crew7 November 202108:30 am – 04:30 pmSeacliff SLSC – Surf Life Saving SA7$0.00
Brighton SLSC Members – IRB CrewDates held by Chief Instructor12:01 am – 11:59 pmBrighton Surf Life Saving Club10$0.00
Aldinga Bay SLS MEMBERS ONLY – IRB CrewAssessment Date Early December08:30 am – 04:30 pmAldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club3$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 Bonze Medallion 

Learning Outcomes:

  • PUASAR015 – 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 PUASAR015 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 theory assessments (eLearning & gap theory assessment) with a 100% pass rate.

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