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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.

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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:

$275

Date:

Next Course date still to be advised.  Please keep monitoring this website for new dates for the 2019/20 season.

Times:

Course runs for 6 weeks.
Weekday tba, day tba (Dry Skills)
Saturday, time tba (Dry & Wet Skills)

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

To Register:

Click on the DOWNLOAD FORM link to access the forms required to register for courses.  Once forms are completed please send to exo@freshwaterslsc.com along with payment.

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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.

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Cost:

  • Cadets – $275.00
  • Active Seniors (Over 18) – $375.00

Date:

Next course dates running at Freshwater SLSC commence –
Saturday 12th October &
Saturday 26 October 2019 and run for 6 weeks each.
When registering please note on the Training enrolment form what course you would like to register for.

Times:

Tuesday, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Saturday, 9.30am to 11.30am

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 call Steve Davis, Bronze Medallion course organiser at –

E: steve@evelind.com 
M: 0411 956 706

To Register:

Click on the DOWNLOAD FORM link to access the forms required to register for courses.  Once forms are completed please send to exo@freshwaterslsc.com along with payment.

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SKILLS MAINTENANCE
(PROFICIENCY)

All patrol members and any competing long serving members 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.

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Dates:

DATE

TIME

Sunday 7th Oct

8.00 AM – 10.30 AM

Sunday 21st Oct

8.00 AM – 10.30 AM

Sunday 28th October

12:00 AM– 2.30 PM

Sunday 11th November

12:00 PM– 2.30 PM

Saturday 1st December

 2.00 PM – 4:30 PM

Saturday 8th December

8:30 AM- 11:00 AM

Skills:

  • Run Swim Run (timed)
  • Rescue (1 of either Board or Tube)
  • Resuscitation (CPR) with oxygen and defibrillation
  • Signals
  • Radio

Sign up:

It is a requirement you either register on FreshNet or email education@freshwaterslsc the date you wish to do your proficiency.

Numbers will be capped to ensure we have enough assessors and resources to safely manage the skills assessment. We will not be able to take unregistered candidates on the day.

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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 Powercraft, First Aid and Public Safety awards.

Members are encouraged to fully participate in their lifesaving duties by undertaking higher awards. Details of upcoming courses are found in Freshnet.

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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:

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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Useful Links

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

 

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Contact

education@freshwaterslsc.com