SKILLS MAINTENANCE & TRAINING

An Overveiw Of The Courses Offered:

The Main Lifesaving Volunteer Awards

Further member development can be undertaken into the Silver and Gold Medallion in Aquatic Rescue, once you have acquired your bronze for further opportunities.

Description:
Provides participants with basic patrolling and surf awareness knowledge, in order to be able to participate in basic lifesaving patrolling operations.

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 13 years old (on day of final assessment)
-Ability to complete a 200m swim within five (5) minutes

Opportunities:
Participants will be able to participate in patrols under the guidance of more experienced patrolling members. They can continue to develop their skills by completing their Bronze
Medallion

Description:
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to perform basic communication practices.

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 13 years old (on day of final assessment)

Opportunities:
Participants will have the
competencies to effectively and confidently use radios as a means of communication whilst patrolling

Description:
The aim of this course is to provide participants with skills and knowledge related to surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, radio operations, resuscitation, emergency care, spinal management, communication, teamwork and Surf Life Saving patrol operations. Participants will be able to participate in lifesaving patrolling operations.

 

Participants will be awarded the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).

 

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 15 years old (on day of final assessment) 
- Ability to complete a 400m swim within nine (9) minutes

 

Opportunities:
This award includes and builds upon the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate, and it is the prerequisite award for many other SLS pathway awards.

The Main First Aid & Emergency Care Awards

Further member development can be undertaken into the more specific areas of First Aid.

Description:
Provides participants with the knowledge and skills to perform CPR during an emergency incident. Participants will be issued the award HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 13 years old (on day of final assessment)

-Be an active patrolling member or enrolled in a course to patrol

Opportunities:
Participants will be able to perform CPR during an emergency situation. They will be able to further develop their skills by completing their Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
Certificate.

Description:
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage an emergency first aid situation until professional medical support is available. Participants will be issued the awards:
HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid.

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 14 years old (on day of final assessment)

-Be an active patrolling member or enrolled in a course to patrol

Opportunities:
Participants will become a specialised first aid patrolling member. They can further develop their skills by completing additional emergency care awards.

Description:
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to use oxygen, airway management devices and automated defibrillator during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious breathing casualties.
Participants will be issued the awards: HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

 

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 15 years old (on day of final assessment) 

-Hold First Aid (HLTAID011)

-Be an active patrolling member or enrolled in a course to patrol

 

Opportunities:
Participants will become specialised resuscitation patrolling members. They can further develop their skills by completing additional First Aid or emergency care awards.

Assessors & Trainers Awards

Trainers and Assessors are an essential part of Dicky Beach, they allow new members to be recruited and trained. Whilst they are also essential in being able to assess whether all club member are still proficient and able to patrol. Without them our club would not be able to function, there are two main certificates:

Description:
Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver quality training of lifesaving awards.

Participants will be issued the awards:
TAEDEL301 – Provide work skill instruction
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation

 

Participants who already hold the above awards or hold TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment can automatically become probationary trainers.


Prerequisites:
- Financial member of a life saving club
- Minimum 17 years (on day of final assessment)
- Hold the SLSQ award they wish to deliver for a minimum of 12 months and must remain proficient in that award.



Opportunities:
Participants will be able to train other club members. Following the course members will
undertake supervised training in a specific award. They can further develop their skills
by completing the Assessors Certificate, and/or Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Description:
Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to competently assess lifesaving awards.
Participants will be issued the awards:
TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
TAEASS402 Assess competence
TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Participants who already hold the above awards or hold TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment can automatically become probationary assessors.
Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum 18 years (on day of final  assessment)

- Hold the SLSQ award they wish to assess and must remain proficient in that award.


Opportunities:

Participants will be able to assess club training courses. Following the course members will undertake supervised assessing in a specific award. They can further develop their skills by completing the Training Officer Certificate, and/or Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

The Main Power Craft Awards

Further member development can be undertaken into various other power craft some of which are specially operated through branch and state services.

Description:
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively operate an SSV, tractor and/or 4WD for lifesaving purposes.

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life-saving club
-Minimum 17 years
-Current drivers licence

Opportunities:
Participants will be able to further assist on patrols by having the skills to drive the SSV, tractor and/or 4WD

Description:
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat in rescue operations.

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 15 years old 

- Current Bronze Medallion Holder

Opportunities:
Participants will be able to further assist on patrols and water safety by having the skills to crew an IRB. They can further develop these skills by completing their IRB Driver Certificate.

Description:
Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively drive an Inflatable Rescue Boat in rescue operations.

Prerequisites:
-Financial member of a life saving club
-Minimum of 17 years old (on day of final assessment) 

- Current Queensland Marine Licence
- Current Bronze Medallion (BM)
- Current IRB Crew Certificate (IRBC)

Opportunities:
Participants will be able to further assist on patrols and water safety by having the skills to drive an IRB.

The Main Courses At Dicky Beach:

Bronze Medallion & Surf Rescue Certificate:

The Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate is generally offered in 3 different courses throughout the season:

September Camp: On the first week of the September School Holidays, both the SRC & BM are offered in a 4-5 day intensive in which participants sleep in the club dorms whilst completing. This course typically targets the age group who has just become old enough to achieve their certificates i.e U14 & U17.

October Course: Open to all ages, the course covers both the SRC & BM certificates and runs for about 6 weeks every Sunday morning from about 8am-1pm.

February Course: Open to all ages, the course covers both the SRC & BM certificates and runs for about 6 weeks every Sunday morning from about 8am-1pm.

Other Courses:

All other courses are often run at different periods throughout the season. Often the courses are run based on interest, whilst others are run through the branch or state Centre. For more information about when these course’s run visit the training calendar or contact the office below.

Interested in a Course?

For more information on courses contact the Dicky Beach Office at; lifesaving@dickybeachsurfclub.com. To Register for a course go to the Training Calendar or click on the link below to fill out the appropriate form.

Register For a CourseContact the Dicky Beach Office

Skills Maintenence

Every year all members are required to update their skills and certificates through ‘Skills Maintenance’ which includes an online theory part and a practical test part.

WHAT TO BRING: High Viz Rash Shirt and Club Cap, Theory Paper Certificate of Completion and if required, bring your pool swim time

POOL SWIM: Pool swims are not required if you are still proficient from the 2020 – 2021 season. If not proficient in 2020 – 2021, it is preferable that you complete your pool swim before the day. A pool swim form can be found attached.

ON LINE THEORY PAPER: The 2021 – 2022 online Theory Paper is now available on the Member’s portal (members.sls.com.au)