Education / Training

The Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1922 and has grown to become one of the premier Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia. 

LEARN SKILLS

FOR LIFE

Our education and training courses are nationally recognised courses through Surf Life Saving Australia , providing opportunities for skills based development and are provided for Patrolling Members of our Club, to help save lives and keep Mooloolaba Beach safe .  

We are always looking for committed volunteers to become a lifesaver and patrol the beach. Courses incorporate first aid, swimming, fitness, beach safety and marine theory to prepare you for a number of situations you might encounter both on and away from the beach.

Off the beach and behind the scenes, there are many other opportunities whether that is a surf sports coach, a Club Secretary, a BBQ coordinator or a junior activities Age Manager, there’s a role for everyone.    Becoming a surf lifesaver offers many opportunities both within and outside of the movement.
As a member of Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club, you will have an opportunity to find your own pathway.   
Learn more here:  https://lifesavingpathways.com.au/

Our forecast course dates details planned courses for the current season (subject to final attendee numbers and trainer availability):

Training and Education – published course dates 2021

To express your interest to participate in one of our Courses, please select from the below.
If you are not yet a member of our Club, please also visit our Memberships Area for information on how to join our Club. https://mooloolabaslsc.com.au/membership/ 

All active lifesavers are required to complete a proficiency test to prove competency in the lifesaving award/s they hold and wish to remain current in. Proficiency tests are necessary to:

  • ensure ongoing competency of members in their area of training and activities
  • maintain the standards of knowledge and expertise of surf life savers satisfy legal and statutory requirements
  • reinforce and maintain our service commitment to the bathing and beach going community

A member’s proficiency is valid until the 31st December each year.
Any member who is NOT proficient by the 31st December, or has NOT completed appropriate awards shall NOT be allowed to:

  • Perform patrols
  • Operate rescue craft or
  • Compete in surf life saving competitions

You can check your proficiency status by logging into your SLSA Members Area. 
https://members.sls.com.au/SLSA_Online/modules/login/index.php

PROFICIENCY DATES FOR 2021 /22 patrolling season are as follows:
Please express your interest for your preferred dates.

The Club's Operations office can assist with any questions lifesavers@mooloolabaslsc.com.au 

BRONZE MEDALLION / CERT II IN PUBLIC SAFETY

BRONZE MEDALLION (CERT II IN PUBLIC SAFETY)

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge in order to be able to participate in Surf Life Saving patrol operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.  This course aligns to the nationally recognised qualification PUA20119 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) as well as the nationally recognised unit of competency HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

To commence training for the Bronze Medallion you must:

  • Express your interest to participate
  • Join as a financial member of our Club;
  • Be at least 15 years of age on the final assessment date;
  • Complete a swim of 400 metres in 9 minutes or less.
    To be performed in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m. This assessment will take place on Day 1 of your course - at the pool..
    Before we can allocate you onto this course, you will need to provide evidence of your ability to do this. Please express your interest then email the Club's Administration with a current recorded pool swim time. lifesavers@mooloolabaslsc.com.au
  • Hold a current Blue Card, linked to our organisation (if Over 18 years).
Recognition of prior learning

If you believe they already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this award, or who have currency in one or more of the related units of competency, may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer. Members who have previously completed the SLS Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) will be able to gain recognition for training and assessment already completed as part of the SRC. Contact our Club to advise and our Chief Training Officer will access on a case by case basis.  

Course Details:
Participants train in a group setting for approximately six (6) weeks, training twice per week, with assessments on various skills will be assessed on various skills being assessed throughout. Our courses are facilitated by our qualified team of Club volunteers.

Dates for course will be published in the main training section, with acceptance onto a course approved via your Expression of Interest  

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 CHECK LIST:
 SLSA Bronze Medallion Cert II Syllabus PDF

  • You must be fifteen (15) years of age on the day of assessment
  • Complete a 400 metre pool swim in nine (9) minutes or less
  • Be a member of our Club, or visit our Memberships Section to complete a New Membership Questionnaire & Join
    https://mooloolabaslsc.com.au/membership/

SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE
Lifesaving

SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (SRC)

This course provides participants with skills and knowledge of surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations and resuscitation in order to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.

To commence training for this course you must:

  • Express your interest to participate
  • Join as a financial member of our Club;
  • Be at least 13 years of age on the final assessment date;
  • Complete an unaided swim of 200 m in 5 minutes or less in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m. This will be accessed on Day 1 of the course, in a pool.
    Evidence must be provided of a recorded pool swim time to our Club prior to being accepted on a Course.   Please express your interest then email the Club's Administration with a current recorded pool swim time. lifesavers@mooloolabaslsc.com.au
  • Hold a current Blue Card, linked to our organisation (if Over 18 years).

Date: Dates for course will be published in the main training section, with acceptance onto a course approved via approval of your Expression of Interest  

Times:
Course runs for 6 weeks.
Weekday:  (Dry Skills)
Saturday: (Dry & Wet Skills

Recognition of prior learning 
Members who believe they already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this award, or who have currency in one or more of the related units of competency, may wish to apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit transfer. Please consult our Lifesaving Administration Office for more information and assessment by our Chief Training Officer.  
Lifesavers@mooloolabaslsc.com.au

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

SLSA SRC Syllabus PDF

Prerequisites CHECK LIST:

If you are not a current member of our Club, please visit our Memberships Section to complete a New Membership Questionnaire & Join
https://mooloolabaslsc.com.au/membership/

SKILLS MAINTENANCE

SKILLS MAINTENANCE (PROFICIENCY)

A member’s proficiency is valid until the 31st December each year.
Any member who is NOT proficient by the 31st December, or has NOT completed appropriate awards shall NOT be allowed to:

Perform patrols, Operate rescue craft or Compete in surf life saving competitions

 

You can check your proficiency status by logging into your SLSA Members Area. 
https://members.sls.com.au/SLSA_Online/modules/login/index.php

PROFICIENCY DATES FOR 2021 /22 patrolling season are as follows:

To enrol for your preferred session, visit your SLSA MEMBERS AREA & access "Training Events" as outlined in the HOW TO document below.

HOW TO GUIDE- ONLINE LEARNING & ENROLMENT

Tuesday sessions:  Start at 6.00pm.
Weekend sessions: Start at 7.30am.

Please see below step-by-step guide on how to finalise your online learning and enrolment for your Skills Maintenance:

HOW TO GUIDE- ONLINE LEARNING & ENROLMENT

The Club's Operations office can assist with any questions lifesavers@mooloolabaslsc.com.au 

All active lifesavers are required to complete a proficiency test to prove competency in the lifesaving award/s they hold and wish to remain current in. Proficiency tests are necessary to:

  • ensure ongoing competency of members in their area of training and activities
  • maintain the standards of knowledge and expertise of surf life savers satisfy legal and statutory requirements
  • reinforce and maintain our service commitment to the bathing and beach going community

PROVIDE FIRST AID
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EMERGENCY CARE TRAINING (ECT) Inc: First Aid & ART

Provide First Aid aims to develop the knowledge and skills for a person to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. The course includes CPR.

 

DURATION
8 hours (1 day full course)

 

CERTIFICATION
On successfully completing the training and assessment, participants will obtain a nationally-accredited Statement of Attainment in the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • HLTAID001 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

RECOMMENDED RECERTIFICATION PERIOD

  • First Aid – 3 years
  • CPR – 1 year

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE

  • Individuals needing basic First Aid training
  • Workplaces (large or small)
  • Workplace First Aid Officers
  • Schools

COURSE FEES
$100

 

COURSE OUTLINE
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations, including community and workplace settings.
Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory Work Health and Safety Regulatory Authority.

 

Respond in an emergency situatio

  • Recognise an emergency mediate
  • hazards to health and safety of self and others
  • Assess the casualty and recognise the need for first aid response
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required

Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

Communicate details of the incident

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Evaluate own performance

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs

FURTHER AWARDS

FURTHER
AWARDS

Courses are conducted both in-house at Mooloolaba and with SLS Branch 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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