Education / Training

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

LEARN SKILLS

FOR LIFE

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 Mooloolaba Beach.

With over 200,000 visitors to Mooloolaba Beach each year Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club is always looking for committed volunteers to become a life saver and patrol the beach. When you become a life saver, you are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to save a life. The course incorporates basic first aid, swimming and fitness, beach safety and marine theory to prepare you for a number of situations you might encounter both on and away from the beach.

When you become a life saver, the skills you learn will last a life time and you never know when they will come in handy.

SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE
SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (SRC)

SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (SRC)

Cost:
Cadets – $35.00Active Seniors (Over 18) – $55.00

 

Date:
Next Course date to be advised.

 

Times:
Course runs for 6 weeks.
Weekday, 6:30pm, 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

SLSA SRC Syllabus PDF

BRONZE MEDALLION / CERT II IN PUBLIC SAFETY

BRONZE MEDALLION / CERT II IN PUBLIC SAFETY

Before you begin your course to become a life saver, you must complete some pre-requisites. These will be outlined at the compulsory induction night 3 weeks prior to the starting date of the course. One of the pre-requisites is completing a 400 metre pool swim in less than 9 minutes. The swim must be signed off by an accredited swim instructor.

 

The Bronze Medallion is a skills based award for ages 15 and over. 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.

 

Cost:

Cadets – $35.00

Active Seniors (Over 18) – $55.00

Date:

TBA

Times:

TBA

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

 SLSA Bronze Medallion Cert II Syllabus PDF

SKILLS MAINTENANCE
Lifesaving

SKILLS MAINTENANCE (PROFICIENCY)

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

Member can check there proficiency status online by logging on to the SLSA Members Area.

 

If you can not attend any of these dates you can attend a proficiency held at another club. This needs to be organised through the Club’s CTO.

 

PROFICIENCY DATES FOR 2019 /20

  1. Wed 11th Sep & Sat 14th Sep
  2. Wed 2nd Oct & Sat 5th Oct
  3. Wed 23rd Oct & Sun 27th Oct
  4. Wed 13 Nov & Sat 16th Nov
  5. Wed 4th Dec & Sun 8th Dec

PROVIDE FIRST AID
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PROVIDE FIRST AID HLTAID003

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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