There are many qualifications available to club members, from aged 10 upwards. The most popular are the SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) and the Bronze Medallion. The Bronze Medallion can be RPL'd (Recognition of Prior Learning) to a Cert II in Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue which is a nationally recognised qualification.
Other qualifications include:
- Silver Medallion
- Bronze Medallion
- Surf Rescue Certificate
- Senior First Aid
- IRB driver
- IRB crew
- Jet ski driver
- Drone Operator
Training is provided for all awards by qualified volunteer instructors. Participants are trained in groups and work together to achieve the award.
The Club is always on the lookout for members who may be interested in becoming accredited Training Officers. Contact us for more information.
ENQUIRE ABOUT A QUALIFICATION
We encourage existing and new members to get their bronze medallion and help as volunteers to patrol our beach. We encourgae parents of nippers especially to get qualified and help us out on the beach.
All active members are required to attend patrols as rostered by the Club, to Act as directed by the Patrol Captain, execute your duties within the limits of your capability, not expose other patrolling members to unnecessary risk, maintain personal safety and situational awareness and assist the public as required.
The main prerequisites are the ability to swim 400m in the pool in under 9 minutes and the candidate must be aged 15 years or over on the date of the exam. Candidates must perform simulated ocean rescues using a variety of equipment.
They must also complete a 200 metre run, 200 metre swim and 200 metre run within 8 minutes. Skills taught include resuscitation, CPR and patient care, radio procedures and communication, rescue techniques, carries and supports and surf knowledge.
YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Our club is committed to the establishment of a Youth Committee which will comprise of representatives from the U/15, U/17 and U/19 age groups in addition to the managers of those groups.
We hope that these members will benefit from being a part of this Committee and from discussion with their peers they will be able to bring forward their own ideas on the direction they want to take in surf lifesaving.
There are camps run by SLSWA that offer opportunities to explore areas such as leadership, personal challenges, interpersonal skills as well as social skills and it is hoped that our young members will avail themselves of the opportunities to take part in these activities.