Branch Facilitated Courses
Club members need to register their interest to attend Branch Facilitated Courses with their own Club Chief Training Officer or Club Administration.
Any further queries, please do not hesitate in contacting Matthew Theris, Director of Education on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 4228 3884.
Course dates are included in the Branch Education Calendar within the website.
- be at least 13 years of age on the date of assessment
- 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.
- PUAOPE013A – Operate communications systems and equipment
Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:
- Candidates must be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment.
- PUA21012 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue):
- PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
- HLTFA201B Provide basic emergency life support
- PUASAR013A Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
- PUATEA001B Work in a team
- PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation
- PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health & safety policies & procedures
- PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment
- PUASAR012C Apply surf awareness and self rescue skills
- HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation [CPR]
- be at least 15 years of age on the date/s of assessment
- 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
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, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing casualties.
The following nationally recognised units of competency are issued upon completion of this award:
- HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
In addition, the award may also be aligned to the following optional units of competency:
- PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
- PUAOPE010C Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency situation
This award is assessed within the Illawarra Branch in a central venue environment. Candidates should be assessed by Assessors from another club.
For more detailed information on this award, download a copy of the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate Course Syllabus (ARTC)
Spinal Management Certificate
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to manage injured casualties with suspected spinal injuries in an aquatic environment and in emergency situations.
- PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury
- Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
- Be proficient in one of the following awards:
- Apply (Senior) First Aid
- Bronze Medallion
- Hold one of the following units of competency:
- HLTFA201A or B or HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support OR
- HLTFA301B or C or HLTFA311A Apply first aid
- PUATEA002B Work autonomously
- PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities
- BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness
- These units form a part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue).
- have a minimum of 20 patrol hours logged on SurfGuard
- be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment
- hold the Bronze Medallion award and the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
- be proficient in ONE of the following:
- Bronze Medallion
- Radio Operator Certificate
- Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
- Apply (Senior) First Aid
- Spinal Management Certificate
The aim of this course is to provide participants with advanced skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage a Rescue Water Craft (RWC) in lifesaving operations. Successful candidates are required to commit to regular patrol duties as a part of the Illawarra Support Operations RWC team.
One training course is held during winter each year. Members wishing to participate are required to apply in writing by completing a course-specific application form. Course openings are advertised via the Branch newsletter.
- TAEASS401B Plan assessment activities and processes
- TAEASS402B Assess competence
- TAEASS403B Participate in assessment validation
- Be at least 18 years of age on the date of final assessment.
- Hold the SLSA award that will be assessed
For further information contact Surf Life Saving NSW on (02) 9471 8000