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COURSE & PROFICIENCY DATES

2020/21 Course & Proficiency Dates are listed below (downloadable documents). If you have applied for a course, you will be notified by the office. An Education Calendar is also placed on the noticeboard in the Club Foyer. Courses are sometimes added later in the season depending on demand. Expression of Interest for all courses can be completed via our online form or please contact the office on 9523 4343 or clubhouse@wandaslsc.com.au.

Proficiencies are run before 31st December to comply with SLSA policies.

Wanda EDUCATION Calendar 2020-21 [as at 14/09/2020]

*** Additional Course ***

Silver Medallion IRB Driver Course

Induction: Friday 4 December 6:30-8:30pm
Training: Saturdays, 9am-12noon on 5, 12 and 19 December 2020. Break for Christmas holidays and resume February 2021 – dates to be advised.
EOI: Please complete online form here

*** ARTC Upgrade Award ***

The ARTC Award will be replaced by the ART by 31/12/2020. To upgrade your existing award, you will need to attend the first night of the ART Course for one hour on Tuesday 1st December at 6pm at the Clubhouse and the last night which is the assessment on Thursday 10th December at 7:30pm. Any questions, please contact clubhouse@wandaslsc.com.au. If you do not upgrade, you will need to complete a full ART Course at a later date.

Wanda PROFICIENCIES Calendar 2020-21 [as at 14/09/2020]

Patrol Captains and SMBM Award holders will also be required to complete the ONLINE Component for Patrol Captains.

Instructions on how to do the ONLINE component in the Member’s Portal can be downloaded here and are displayed on the Club’s noticeboard.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact:

Gerard Cafe – directoreducation@wandaslsc.com.au or Clubhouse Wanda SLSC- clubhouse@wandaslsc.com.au

EXTERNAL COURSES/PROGRAMS

UAV/DRONE PILOT

Season 2020 is well and truly underway, from which we introduce a new partnership between Surf Life Saving NSW and the NSW Department of Primary Industries which will see a UAV Service for both Water Safety around the Patrolled area and Marine Life observations for the safety of the general public. We are extremely excited about this collaboration and the capabilities that it adds to our service.

As you may have already seen or heard, Drones are becoming an important aspect of our operations in Surf Life Saving. More specifically, Wanda SLSC recently entered into a partnership with SLSNSW (funded by the NSW Department of Primary Industries) which will see two drones at Wanda Beach moving forward. The details of this program are such that there will be a paid UAV Operator flying a drone during school holiday periods, and scope for Volunteer qualified UAV operators (Wanda members) to fly drone(s) whilst on Patrol for Wanda SLSC.

We are pleased to advise that Harry Stivactas is Wanda SLSC’s UAV Coordinator and can answer most questions. There is scope for us to increase the number of UAV trained members to fly in a volunteer capacity on Patrol moving into the future. At this point, we are taking expressions of interest for future UAV operators, which should be forwarded to clubhouse@wandaslsc.com.au, or online here. Please note, the minimum age for operating a drone in Sydney Branch is 18.

We are extremely excited about this new capability and believe it should increase our capacity in maintaining our goal/record of zero lives lost between the red and yellow flags when Patrolling.

Read More:

>> https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/uavs-surf-life-saving

>> Wanda UAV Guide