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Education @ Cott Surf

Surf Life Saving Australia describes the different pathways to become a Lifesaver, IRB crew, Patrol Captain etc. 

Many courses are offered here at Cottesloe SLSC, ranging from entry level aquatic rescue courses, emergency care, powercraft and beach management.

The Education Calendar provides an overview of the season's educational offerings.  You can copy events to your own calendar so you never miss a session.

If you are in interested in courses at Cottesloe, you can read more about them further down this page and then sign up for the course through the Course Enrollment Form.

If you have an award and need to undertake Skills Maintenance (proficiency), then you can sign up to a scheduled session through the Skills Maintenance Enrollment Form.

Education Calendar

Course Enrollment Forms

 

 

 


List of Courses and Qualifications


Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

SUMMARY

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This course is the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision.

MINIMUM AGE

Be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a financial member of a SLS club.

PRE-REQUISITES

Have completed a 200 metre swim in five (5) minutes or less, unaided (goggles/mask permitted), 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.

Pre-requisite form

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

For this award to remain current candidates must perform an annual proficiency check.

SYLLABUS

Surf Rescue Certificate Syllubus


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

SUMMARY

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.

MINIMUM AGE

Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a financial member of a SLS club.

PRE-REQUISITES

Complete an unaided swim (goggles/masks permitted) of 400 metre swim in nine (9) 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 appropriate form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification .

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

For this award to remain current candidates must perform an annual proficiency check.

SYLLABUS

Bronze Medallion Syllubus



ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES Certificate

SUMMARY

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management devices and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, as well as the administration of oxygen to conscious and unconscious victim.

MINIMUM AGE

Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a financial member of a SLS club.

PRE-REQUISITES

Nil.

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

For this certificate to remain current participants must perform an annual skills maintenance.

SYLLABUS

ARTC Syllubus


SPINAL MANAGEMENT

SUMMARY

This course is designed to address the need to identify and manage victims with suspected spinal cord injuries in the aquatic environment.

MINIMUM AGE

Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a financial member of a SLS club.

PRE-REQUISITES

Be proficient in one of the following SLSA awards:

- Bronze Medallion OR

- First Aid

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

For this award to remain current candidates must perform an annual proficiency check.

SYLLABUS

Spinal Management Syllubus


IRB Crew Certificate

SUMMARY

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.

MINIMUM AGE

Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a financial member of a SLS club.

PRE-REQUISITES

Be currently proficient in Bronze Medallion

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

For this award to remain current candidates must perform an annual proficiency check, or as needed / requested.

SYLLABUS

IRB Crew Certificate Syllubus


SILVER MEDALLION IRB DRIVER

SUMMARY

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.

MINIMUM AGE

Be at least 16 years of age to commence training

Be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a financial member of an SLS club.

Meet local state/NT marine licensing requirements where required .

PRE-REQUISITES

Hold and be currently proficient in IRB Crewperson Certificate.

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

For this award to remain current candidates must perform an annual proficiency check.

SYLLABUS

Silver Medallion IRB Driver Syllubus


SILVER MEDALLION BEACH MANAGEMENT

SUMMARY

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a lifesaving or lifeguarding team in emergency and non-emergency situations. The course is aimed at people wishing to be patrol captains and senior lifeguards.

MINIMUM AGE

Be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Be a financial member of an SLS club.

Hold the Bronze Medallion award.

PRE-REQUISITES

Be proficient in ONE of the following: Bronze Medallion;  First Aid; Radio Operator;  Advanced Resuscitation Techniques; Spinal Management. .

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

There are no proficiency requirements for this award.

SYLLABUS

Silver Medallion Beach Management Syllubus