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TRAINING AND EDUCATION

TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Avoca Beach SLSC is always on the lookout for new members. Here is some informationon how to become a life saver at Avoca:

The Bronze Medallion is the core award for surf life savers, and is a Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue). This award includes 9 vocationally recognised units of competency about teamwork, surf safety, aquatic rescue, communication, and resuscitation and emergency life support.

Pre-requisites to do the course are:

  • Be a member of the Surf Club

  • Be 15 years of age on the date of assessment

  • Swim 400m in 9 minutes or less.

 

Over an 8 week course, we will train you to be the first responder in an emergency all whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification (Certificate II in Public Safety – aquatic rescue). The course spans:

  • Surf awareness – How to read and negotiate the surf

  • Beach awareness – Learning about the beach and how to read a new beach

  • Basic first aid – Bandaging, treating bone, joint, muscular & common beach injuries and how to treat stingers.

  • Patient Management – How to approach someone you are concerned about and how to proceed with treatment

  • Advanced First Aid – Resuscitation and managing an unconscious patient

  • Basic Spinal management – Stabilisation of spinal injuries

  • Communication – With Radios and non- verbal communication

  • Assisted oxygen – How to administer and when

  • Defibrillator – When to use and how

  • Rescues – Board, Tube and non-equipment

  • Fitness – Running, swimming and paddling in the surf

  • Patrol operations – How to be an active member of the patrol and club

PROFICIENCY

AND SKILLS

All active patrolling members and competitors must complete an annual skills maintenance for the following awards currently held:

  • Bronze Medallion (BM) / Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC) and Spinal Management

  • IRB Driver and Crew

 

All active patrolling members must be proficient by the 31st  December each year.

Being proficient is important in ensuring all members have the most up to date skills and knowledge in the award(s) they hold. It is imperative that they are completed by the above date, both for patrol members and competitors.

 

 

USEFUL LINKS

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FIRST AID COURSE
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UAV IN SURF LIFESAVING
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SILVER SALTIES