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Education &
Training

Our aim is to provide education and training in nationally recognised courses train and educate our members to the highest standard, providing opportunities for skills based development, to effectively patrol Freshwater Beach.

The next Bronze Medallion Course will commence next season and dates will be advised.

See full details below under Bronze Medallion.

SURF RESCUE
CERTIFICATE

The Surf Rescue Certificate is the entry level patrolling award for people aged 13 and above. Underpinning knowledge will come from an understanding of Work Health and Safety, surf skills, communication techniques and working as a member of a team.

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Cost:

$205

Date:

No dates set at the moment.

Times:

To enrol in this course, you must be available for all dates listed.

Skills:

  • Signals
  • First Aid
  • Resuscitation
  • Rescues
  • Communication
  • Team work in a patrolling situation.

Assessment:

  • Demonstrate resuscitation – mouth to mouth, mouth to mask, patient management
  • Demonstrate signals
  • Demonstrate first aid skills
  • Run 100m Swim 100m Run 100m in five (5) minutes
  • Demonstrate rescue techniques using a rescue tube and rescue board

Prerequisites:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age on the day of assessment
  • Complete a 200 metre pool swim in five (5) minutes or less

Contact:

For further information please email education@freshwaterslsc.com

To Register:

Please send an email to education@freshwaterslsc.com to register your interest and once the training session dates have been finalised we will send you a package of documents to complete.

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BRONZE
MEDALLION

The Bronze Medallion is a skills based award for ages 15 and above. Candidates train in groups for approximately six (6) weeks, training twice per week and will be assessed on various skills in communications and team work in a patrolling situation. For further information please contact education@freshwaterslsc.com

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Cost:

  • Cadets (15-17) – $275.00
  • Active Seniors (18+) – $375.00

Date:

Tuesday 22 February 6.30pm
Course FLYER link here

Times:

To enrol in this course, you must be available for all dates listed:-

  • Tuesday 22 February 6.30pm to 8.30pm Introduction, Dry Skills
  • Saturday 26th February 9.00am to 12.00noon Wet Skills
  • Tuesday 1st March 6.30pm to 8.30pm Dry Skills
  • Saturday 5th March 9.00am to 11.00am Wet Skills
  • Tuesday 8th March 6.30pm to 8.30pm Dry Skills
  • Saturday 12th March 9.00am to 11.00am Wet Skills
  • Tuesday 15th March 6.30pm to 8.30pm Dry Skills
  • Saturday 19th March 9.00am to 11.00am Wet Skills
  • Sunday 20th March 9.00am to 11.00am Wet Skills
  • Tuesday 22nd March 6.30pm to 8.30pm Dry Skills
  • ASSESSMENT: SATURDAY 26th March 8.00am – 12 midday

Skills:

  • Safety & Wellbeing
  • Resuscitation, Oxygen & Defibrillation
  • First Aid
  • Signals & Radio
  • Surf Skills, Rips, Currents
  • Patient Carries
  • Rescue Techniques
  • Working in a Team

Assessment:

  • Completion of a question paper
  • Demonstrate resuscitation – mouth to mouth, mouth to mask, patient management
  • Demonstrate team resuscitation using oxygen & defibrillator
  • Demonstrate knowledge of signals, flags and radios
  • Demonstrate first aid skills
  • Run 200m Swim 200m Run 200m in eight (8) minutes
  • Demonstrate rescue techniques using a rescue tube and rescue board
  • Demonstrate patient carries
  • Patrol Scenario – team work & communication

Prerequisites:

  • Be fifteen (15) years of age on the day of assessment
  • Complete a 400 metre pool swim in nine (9) minutes or less

Contact:

For further information please email education@freshwaterslsc.com

To Register:

Please send an email to education@freshwaterslsc.com to register your interest and once the training session dates have been finalised we will send you a package of documents to complete.

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SKILLS MAINTENANCE
(PROFICIENCY)

All Patrol Members, Competing Long Serving Members & Nipper Water Safety are required to complete an Annual Skills Maintenance (formerly known as Proficiency) at the start of each season. This is a skills refresher, not a test, and covers all requirements set out by SLSA.

2021 / 2022 Freshwater Skills & Maintenance

Any queries, please email Education 

 

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TRAINERS &
ASSESSORS

Trainers and Assessors are the backbone of Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club. By helping other members develop their full potential through training and education you are helping to build stronger highly skilled patrols. It’s a great way to assist the club and to help others get the most from their lifesaving experience. Trainers and Assessors follow the pathway provided by the NSW Academy.

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FURTHER
AWARDS

There are a number of higher awards available to members after completing their Bronze Medallion. These include Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Powercraft, First Aid and Public Safety awards.

Members are encouraged to fully participate in their lifesaving duties by undertaking higher awards.

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Courses are conducted both in-house at Freshwater and with SLS Sydney Northern Beaches and SLS New South Wales and include the following:

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

The next date for this course is (TBA).  

Powercraft Awards

These awards include ATV, IRB Crew, IRB Driver and RWC (Jetski) awards

First Aid Awards

These awards include Advanced Resuscitation, Apply First Aid, Spinal Management and Advanced Emergency Care.

Public Safety Awards

These include Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management, Cert III Public Safety and the Gold Medallion.

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Please Note : These awards qualification charts are subject to change. Please check the Surf Life Saving NSW website to get updates.

Existing member?

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Contact

Lindsay Davis, Chief Training Officer
education@freshwaterslsc.com