Course Details


SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
ALDINGA SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmAldinga Bay Surf Life Saving Club39$0.00
BEACHPORT SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmBeach Port Surf Life Saving Club46$0.00
BRIGHTON SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmBrighton Surf Life Saving Club34$0.00
CHITON ROCKS SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmChiton Rocks Surf Life Saving Club50$0.00
CHRISTIES BEACH SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 Season30 June 202308:30 am – 04:30 pmChristies Beach Surf Life Saving Club46$0.00
GLENELG SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmGlenelg Surf Life Saving Club40$0.00
GOOLWA SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmGoolwa Surf Life Saving Club50$0.00
GRANGE SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmGrange Surf Life Saving Club27$0.00
HENLEY SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmHenley Surf Life Saving Club49$0.00
MOANA SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmMoana Surf Life Saving Club45$0.00
NORMANVILLE SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmNormanville Surf Life Saving Club50$0.00
NORTH HAVEN SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmNorth Haven Surf Life Saving Club50$0.00
PORT ELLIOT SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmPort Elliot Surf Life Saving Club41$0.00
PORT NOARLUNGA SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmPort Noarlunga Surf Life Saving Club48$0.00
ROBE SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmRobe Surf Life Saving CLub50$0.00
SEACLIFF SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmSeacliff Surf Life Saving Club26$0.00
SEMAPHORE SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmSemaphore Surf Life Saving Club39$0.00
SOMERTON SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmSomerton Surf Life Saving Club37$0.00
SOUTH PORT SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmSouth Port Surf Life Saving Club44$0.00
WEST BEACH SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmWest Beach Surf Life Saving Club36$0.00
WHYALLA SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Surf Rescue Certificate – 22/23 SeasonDates held by Chief Instructor08:30 am – 04:30 pmWhyalla Surf Life Saving Club50$0.00

Introduction:

The aim of this course is to provide participants with skills and knowledge related to surf awareness‚ aquatic rescue operations, communication systems and equipment and resuscitation. It is recommended for SLS members who wish to:
• perform in the role of SLS water safety personnel
• take on a lifesaving cadetship and join a lifesaving patrol.

Target Audience:

To commence training for the Surf Rescue Certificate you must:
• be a financial member of an SLS club
• be at least 13 years of age on the final assessment date
• complete an unaided swim of 200 m in 5 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m‚ or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to you undertaking any water training or assessment activities. Evidence of this must be provided to the assessor prior to commencement of the assessment for these units of competency/this SLSA award.

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to:
• follow written, verbal and visual instructions
• read and interpret a range of signs and symbols
 read and interpret written information
• make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities
• keep accurate written records.

Learning Outcomes:

  • apply knowledge of the surf environment including hazards and surf conditions
  • apply surf skills and techniques for self-survival in the water while negotiating prevailing surf conditions with or without a flotation device
  • prepare for and respond to a rescue with appropriate rescue and personal protective equipment
  • safely perform a rescue using appropriate equipment and rescue techniques while following Surf Life Saving procedures
  • conclude rescue operations in line with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures
  • safely use Surf Life Saving communications systems and radio equipment to support communications consistent with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures
  • apply fault-finding techniques and maintain Surf Life Saving radio equipment
  • respond to an emergency situation requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • perform a primary victim assessment including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • accurately report and convey incident details to emergency response services while maintaining confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and Surf Life Saving policies.

Learning Methods:

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 need to display competency in all assessable elements to successfully complete the Unit of Competencies. 
 
Assessments must be completed in a similar environment to where patrol activities will be undertaken. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.
 
Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment
Surf Life Saving SA recognises that students participating in its training courses may have special needs. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy problems, or disabilities. Students with special needs should contact SLSSA prior to enrolment to discuss their needs.

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.

Program Benefits:

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