Courses

SRC || BM || IRBC || IRBD || BEACH MANAGEMENT || ARTC || SFA | SPINAL_MANAGEMENT

We have many courses planned for the 2014 -2015 season. See below the details.

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

Pre-requisites

• Candidates must be a minimum of 13 years old on the date of assessment

• Have completed a 200 metre swim in five minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, evidence of which must be provided to the assessor on the timed swim form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification.

Units undertaken:
• Safety and wellbeing
• Surf awareness and skills
• Anatomy and physiology
• Basic first aid
• Basic resuscitation techniques
• Communications
• Basic rescue techniques
• Introduction to patrols

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Bronze Medallion (BM) / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

Pre-requisites

• Candidates must be a minimum of 15 years old on the date of assessment

• Able to complete a 400 metre swim in nine minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres.

Topics covered:
• Safety and wellbeing
• Surf awareness and skills
• Anatomy and physiology
• Basic first aid
• First aid
• Resuscitation
• Basic oxygen therapy
• Communications
• Radio communications
• Rescue techniques
• Carries and supports
Wednesday classes run from 18:30-20:30 with Saturdays from 07:30-10:00.

 

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IRB Crew Certificate (IRBC)

This course provides the opportunity for participants to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a safe and effective crew person in an inflatable rescue boat (IRB). The focus of this instruction is on specific learner and organisation requirements, including pre and post operational equipment maintenance, safe operating procedures, negotiating and performing rescues surf environment in an IRB. The course covers the skills required to participate in surveillance and rescue operations within the surf lifesaving environment either as a volunteer patrolling lifesaver or as a paid lifeguard. IRB Crew course. Our first IRBD of the season started in August and at the moment, there are no planned dates for the next course but if you’re interested in becoming a IRBC in the future, please contact the office on 08 9383 4400 or sso@cottsurf.com and you will be emailed when there is a confirmed date for the next course.

Pre-requisites
• Candidates must be a minimum of 15 years old on the date of assessment
• Hold an SLSA Bronze Medallion

Topics covered:
• Roles and responsibilities of IRB crew
• Launching operating and recovering the IRB
• Crew IRB to transport equipment and participate in rescues
• Post Operational Procedures

Have a look at some of our recent IRBC courses we captured on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/IRBC video 1
www.youtube.com/IRBC video 2
www.youtube.com/IRBC video 3

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Silver Medallion (IRB Driver) (SM IRBD)

This course provides the opportunity for participants to develop the skills and knowledge required to be a safe and effective driver in an inflatable rescue boat (IRB). The focus of this instruction is on specific learner and organisation requirements, including pre and post operational equipment maintenance, safe operating procedures, providing leadership to the IRB Crew, negotiating and performing rescues surf environment in an IRB. The course covers the skills required to participate in surveillance and rescue operations within the surf lifesaving environment either as a volunteer patrolling lifesaver or as a paid lifeguard.

All financial IRB Crewperson qualified members are encouraged to apply however preference will be given to members who have had the IRB Crewperson Certificate for one or more seasons and have had crewing experience whilst on patrol or performing water safety. Candidates are advised to wear a wetsuit to protect themselves from the cold conditions and have a reasonable level of fitness. Our first IRBD course of the season started in August and at the moment, there are no planned dates for the next course but if you’re interested in becoming a driver in the future, please contact the office on 08 9383 4400 or sso@cottsurf.com and you will be emailed when there is a confirmed date for the next course.

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

Understand the roles and responsibilities of an IRB Driver, including:
• List the duties of an IRB Driver
• List the safety considerations when operating an IRB
• Provide direction to an IRB Crewperson in all their operational duties
• Communicate effectively with crewperson, the public and patients in the normal performance of duties.

Drive an IRB
• Identify the components of an IRB motor
• Launch an IRB safely and efficiently
• List motor hazards in the surf
• Safely and efficiently negotiate the surf while driving an IRB
• Perform emergency procedures

Perform rescues in an IRB as a Driver
• Perform conscious and unconscious casualty pick-ups
• Perform complex rescue operations including swimming rescues, sailboarder and kite surfer rescues
• Contribute to search and rescue operations; liaising effectively with other emergency response services as required

Prepare and maintain an IRB motor
• Perform pre-operational checks and preventative maintenance of the IRB motor
• Perform post-operational maintenance of the IRB motor
• Perform motor re-start procedure after immersion in the surf

Prerequisites
To enter the Silver Medallion IRB Driver course you must have met the following course pre-requisites:
• Minimum of 16 years of age to commence training
• Minimum of 17 years of age on the date of final assessment
• Hold and be proficient in the SLSA Bronze Medallion
• Hold and be proficient in the IRB Crewperson Certificate
• Hold, or be in the process of obtaining, the Recreational Skippers Ticket.
• Have logged 10 hours of patrol as an IRB Crewperson

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Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

This course is intended to prepare you for an entry-level beach management role within a lifesaving service. The course is aimed at first time Patrol Captains and Senior Lifeguards. Course outcomes: By the end of this course you will be able to: 

  • Act as a team leader as required
  • Undertake work activities and accept responsibilities
  • Set performance requirements and maintain team performance
  • Contribute to team outcomes and support team cohesion
  • Participate in a work team and communicate with management
  • Prepare for beach surveillance and rescue
  • Undertake preventative actions
  • Complete beach surveillance and rescue recovery requirements
  • Respond to casualties in distress

You will also develop knowledge and skills to enable you to demonstrate competency in the nationally recognised units of competency:

  • PUATEA002B Work autonomously
  • PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities
  • BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness

These units form part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
Prerequisites
To commence training for the Basic Beach Management course you must meet the following course prerequisites.

be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment
hold the Bronze Medallion award AND the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
be proficient in ONE of the following:
o Bronze Medallion/Cert II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
o Apply (Senior) First Aid
o Radio Operators Certificate
o Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
o Spinal Management

We don’t yet have a planned date for another course. But if you sign up to our weekly newsletter (to the left), as soon as we do, we’ll highlight this in the newsletter.

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Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC)

This course delivers knowledge and skills relevant to first aiders and first responders who have access to oxygen and defibrillation equipment to assist in the completion of their emergency care duties. The course has a strong focus on the practical implementation of the use of oxygen resuscitation and defibrillation equipment and also covers basic anatomy and physiology relevant to the use of this equipment. This course will give credit to member proficiencies in resuscitation and use of the Oxy-viva and Defibrillator. There will be a limit of 16 candidates per ARTC course. We will have more courses in the second half of the season but more information will be released later in the season.

Topics covered:

• Anatomy and physiology for oxygen administration and defibrillation
• Casualty assessment and management (review)
• Oxygen equipment*
• Oxygen therapy and resuscitation*
• Operating a defibrillator*
• Suctioning*
• Restoring equipment
Sessions marked with * include a practical assessment activity

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Senior First Aid Certificate (SFA)

This course delivers knowledge and skills relevant to first aiders and first responders to provide assistance to the injured or suddenly sick. The course meets expectations for workplace first aider requirements. The course covers a broad range of illnesses and injuries and has a strong focus on the practical implementation of the skills required to treat a casualty prior to the arrival of medical aid.

Pre-requisites

  • Financial member of Surf Lifesaving Club
  • Proficient in Bronze Medallion, Surf Rescue Certificate or Resuscitation Certificate.
  • Be over the age of 14 years old.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to first aid
  • Responding to an emergency situation
  • Primary assessment and CPR
  • Secondary assessment and shock
  • Respiratory system and conditions
  • Heart and cardiac conditions
  • Circulatory system and bleeding
  • Casualty handling
  • Bleeding (Part 2)
  • Digestive and nervous system and conditions
  • Musculoskeletal systems and injuries
  • Head, chest and abdominal injuries
  • Poison, bites and stings
  • Extremes of heat and cold

We don’t yet have a planned date for another course. But if you sign up to our weekly newsletter (to the left), as soon as we do, we’ll highlight this in the newsletter.


Spinal Management

The Spinal Management course focuses on the principles of good spinal care in an emergency situation. It provides a range of management options that can be used, rather than promotion of one specific form of care, to enhance what is taught in the Bronze Medallion course. There will be a limit of 20 candidates per Spinal courses.

Lunch will be provided for all courses.

Next course to be confirmed
Topics covered:
• Describe the possible causes of spinal injuries
• Identify suspected spinal injury
• Describe and demonstrate the management of neck and spinal injuries*
• Evaluate the need to move a suspected SCI casualty
• Prepare casualty for transport*
• Demonstrate how to move a casualty with suspected spinal injuries*
• Perform casualty handover*
Sessions marked with * include a practical assessment
Pre-requisites:• Minimum of 16 years of age on the date of final assessment• Hold and be proficient in one of the following awards:Bronze MedallionApply (Senior) First Aid Certificate•Completion of sections of the Learner Guide prior to first session
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