SSkills Maintenance 2019

Sunday 16th June 2019, 3pm - 6pm @ Nightcliff & Casuarina Beaches

Darwin SLSC recommends all active patrolling members still to renew their qualifications attend

Members will be required to demonstrate competency in the following: 

CPR | Signals | Run Swim Run | Oxygen | Defibrillation | Board Rescues | Tube Rescues | Radios

Assessors Bridget and Lee-anne will be at Nightcliff Beach and Rick and Benchy at Casuarina Beach

Note there is a lot on for the club this month, including Fannie Bay swim, this could be the final Skills Maintenance session offered for the season

 Any enquiries please contact Bridget Riggs, Director of Education at education@darwinsurfclub.com.au

Bronze Medallion

The aim of the Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) course is to provide participants with the knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

Course Content

  1. Safety and wellbeing
  2. Surf awareness and skills
  3. The human body
  4. Resuscitation
  5. Defibrillation and basic oxygen
  6. First aid
  7. Radio operations
  8. Communications
  9. Rescue techniques
  10. Carries and supports
  11. Patrols

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

  • be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.
  • have completed a minimum of 400m swim in nine minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres or over a measured open water course before any training starts in the surf and/or deep water.

After successfully completing the training, participants will obtain a nationally recognised Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) PUA21004 and the SLSA Bronze Medallion.

This qualification comprises of the following 8 units of competency:

  • PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care
  • PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
  • PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR009B Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • PUASAR012B Apply surf awareness and self rescue skills
  • PUATEA001B Work in a team
  • PUATEA004C Work effectively in a public safety organisation

The Bronze medallion course - theory component can now be completed online.  Course participants must be a current member of a SLSC club and have an SLSA Members Area account.  Go to the eLearning tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions to enrol.

Participants must also practice and time their swim, it needs to be 400 meters in 9 minutes before further training can commence due to insurance and risk.

Any questions please email

Bridget Riggs, DSLSC Director of Education at education@darwinsurfclub.com.au or

Sam Edwards SLSNT Education & training Manager at sam.edwards@lifesavingnt.com.au

Surf Rescue Certificate 

The aim of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

This course is also the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision.

         

The duration of the course is approximately 35-45 hours.

 

Award

Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive the SLSA Surf Rescue award.

Course Content

  • Safety and well-being
  • Surf awareness and skills
  • First aid
  • Resuscitation
  • Rescue techniques
  • Signals

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

  • be a minimum of 13 years of age on the date of final assessment.
  • have completed a minimum of 200m swim in five minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres or over a measured open water course before any training starts in the surf and/or deep water.

Assessment

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 oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.