Surf Rescue Certificate

Surf Rescue Certificate

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.

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate. You will also receive the following nationally recognised units of competency, some of which may be recognised as prior learning for the PUA20119 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue):

  1. PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
  2. PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  3. PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  4. HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Assessment conditions:

This award is assessed within the SNB branch in a central venue environment with an Assessor to Candidate ratio of 1:6. Candidates should be assessed by Assessors from another club.

For more detailed information on this award, download a copy of the course overview.
SRC_Course Overview


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