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Courses and Awards

Bronze/SRC Course

Rainbow Bay SLSC offers nationally accredited training to its members covering a range of awards and units of competency.

  • Whether you wish to patrol our beautiful but sometimes hazardous beaches wearing the “Red & Yellow” uniform of our iconic lifesaving movement,
  • Assist with the development of our future life savers with water safety duties.The following is a guide to the Pre-Requisites for the many courses available through Training & Education at Rainbow Bay SLSC.

Requirements:

Purchase a 34th Edition Bronze Training Manual $35
Wear pink rashie and training cap for all water sessions

Become a Lifesaver at Rainbow Bay SLSC

We are on the lookout for new members that have the ability to undertake a First Aid/ Observers course or currently hold a First Aid Certificate to join our Patrol teams. Absolutely anyone can join! You don’t even have to get your toes wet if you don’t want to. As long as you have a positive attitude, you’ve got what it takes.

Patrol Season Dates: September 19th 2020 to May 3rd 2021.

Requirements

  • Purchase a 34th Edition Bronze Training Manual $35
  • Wear pink rashie and training cap for all water sessions
Surf Rescue Certificate
  • Must be 13 years of age at date of final assessment
  • Have completed a 200mtr swim in less than five minutes in a pool of not less than 25mtrs in length (must be completed prior to training in surf or deep water).
    This award is open to all members and will allow members to patrol and assist with water safety duties.
Bronze Medallion/ Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • Must be 15 years of age at date of final assessment
  • Have completed a 400mtr swim in less than nine minutes in a pool not less than 25mtrs in length (must be completed prior to training in surf or deep water).
Training for this course will involve:
  • Surf awareness and survival skills
  • Rescue procedures
  • Team work and patrol procedures
  • Emergency care & Resuscitation
  • Anatomy and Physiology.


A reasonable level of fitness is required to undertake this course as it involves regular run/swim/run components as well as rescue scenarios using various rescue equipment in the surf, all of which is assessed at the end of the training course. Course duration is usually each Sunday morning over an 8-10 week period.

Competency

This is a competency based course. Benchmarks are set and you must competently demonstrate your ability to perform the tasks required in order to be awarded the Bronze or Surf Rescue Certificate.

Other courses available to Rainbow Bay SLSC members;

IRB Crew Award
  • Must be 15 years of age at date of assessment
  • Current proficient holder of Bronze Medallion
Silver Medallion IRB Driver
  • Must be 17 years of age at date of assessment
  • Hold a proficient IRB Crew award
  • Hold a QLD Marine Licence
Radio Officers Course
  • Must be 13 years of age at date of assessment
  • Note this course is currently under review.
Junior Age Managers Course
  • Must be 16 years of age at date of assessment
  • Must hold a current working with children’s blue card (if over 18 yrs)
  • Recommended to complete the Observers award.
Observers Certificate
  • Must be 15 years of age at date of assessment
  • This award will allow members to patrol but not participate in rescue situations.
  • Other awards available throughout the season are;
    ATV/Tractor & 4WD Induction awards. These awards are conducted periodically throughout the season and as member interest is generated.
Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management
  • Must be 17 years of age at date of assessment
  • Hold or have held SLSA Bronze Medallion
  • Be a current proficient holder of Radio Officer Certificate or Provide First Aid
Gold Medallion- Advanced Lifesaver
  • Must be 17 years of age at date of assessment
  • Hold a current proficient Bronze Medallion
  • Hold SMBBM or Silver Medallion Patrol Captain award.
  • Provide First Aid
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
  • Complete an 800mtr swim in 14 minutes or less.
Training Officers Certificate
  • Must be 16 years of age at date of assessment
  • Must hold the award for the discipline you wish to train.

First AID/ ART/ CPR Courses

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Must be 14 years of age at date of assessment
  • All members enrolled in this course must be active patrolling members or actively participating in a club role (ie Official, Age Manager etc).
Provide Advance Resuscitation (HLTAID007)
  • Must be 15 years of age at date of Assessment