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To go on Patrol at Wanda SLSC, you need to hold either the Surf Rescue Certificate, (SRC) or the Bronze Medallion Award. To undertake the SRC you must be either 13 or 14 years of age, (at the time of assessment), and for the Bronze Medallion, at least 15 years of age.


As you can see, the Bronze Medallion is the ‘gateway’ to all of the other awards, and members are encouraged to do further awards once they have completed the Bronze Medallion.

All awards, once completed, require a proficiency every season. This is a brief ‘refresher’ course and only takes 45 min-1 hour It is a quick review of a sample of the skills and knowledge learned in that award.

SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (SRC)

BRONZE MEDALLION

ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES (ART)

IRB (INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT) CREW CERTIFICATE

SILVER MEDALLION IRB (INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT) DRIVER

SILVER MEDALLION BEACH MANAGEMENT

More Info

Send your expression of interest here

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

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


SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (SRC)

Course Description

Candidates learn the basic Patrolling skills, including Surf awareness, Surf Rescues, Resuscitation, Radio operation and communications.

Course Requirements

Candidates must be:

  • 13 or 14 years of age at the date of assessment, (held at the end of the course).
  • able to swim 200m in under 5 minutes in a pool of no less than 25m in length, (goggles permitted). This may be tested prior to the commencement of the course.
  • a financial member of Wanda SLSC.

Course Structure

The SRC course takes approximately 5 to 6 weeks, with two sessions a week. One evening session, (usually Tues. or Wed.) of theory, and one morning session, (Saturday) wet training. Each session lasts about 1 ½ hours.

Wanda SLSC usually runs one course starting around mid-August.

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BRONZE MEDALLION

Course Description

Candidates learn the essential Patrolling skills, including Workplace safety, Surf  awareness, Basic anatomy, Surf Rescues, Resuscitation and use of a Defibrilator, Emergency Care, Radio operation and communications, carries and supports and Basic Beach management.

Course Requirements

Candidates must be:

  • at least 15 years of age at the date of assessment, (held at the end of the course).
  • able to swim 400m in under 9 minutes in a pool of no less than 25m in length, (goggles permitted). This may be tested prior to the commencement of the course.
  • a financial member of Wanda SLSC.

Course Structure

The Bronze Medallion takes approximately 7 to 8 weeks, with two sessions a week. One evening session, (usually Tues. or Wed.) of theory, and one morning session, (Saturday) wet training. Each session lasts about 1 ½ -2  hours.

Wanda SLSC usually runs two courses, one running through September-October, and another running through October-November. More may be scheduled subject to demand.

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ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES (ART)

Course Description

Candidates are trained in the use of oxygen as therapy, airway management devices and automated external defibrillators. They are given the skills and knowledge necessary to respond to an emergency situation.

Course Requirements

The Bronze Medallion

Course Structure

The ART award is usually held over 4 evening sessions of approximately 3 hours each. They are timed to occur after a Bronze medallion course so newly-trained ‘bronzies’ can do a further award.

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IRB (INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT) CREW CERTIFICATE

Course Description

Candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of an IRB Crew member. They will be trained in preparing the boat for operation, safely and effectively launching and landing the boat, learn to identify hazards, demonstrate safe crewing positions and retrieve patients from the water, (conscious and unconscious), perform pre- and post-operational checks of the IRB and complete the necessary paperwork. Work effectively with the IRB Driver.

Course Requirements

The Bronze Medallion

Course Structure

The IRB Crew Certificate is usually run over a period of 4 training sessions lasting 3-4 hours each. They may be done over 4 weeks (Saturday mornings) or sometimes over 2 weeks (Saturday and Sunday mornings).

Wanda SLSC usually runs a course soon after the finish of a Bronze Medallion course.

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SILVER MEDALLION IRB (INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT) DRIVER

Course Description

Candidates will learn the roles and responsibilities of an IRB Driver. This role carries some of the highest responsibilities of any Patrolling member. They will be trained in preparing the boat for operation, with specific attention to the running and operation of the motor. Safely and effectively launch, land and negotiate the surf using the correct techniques.  Learn to identify hazards and deal with incidents; reporting to the Patrol Captain. Conduct rescues, both conscious and unconscious. Supervise and the Crew and deal with the general public. Carry out emergency procedures if required, in the surf.

Course Requirements

Candidates must hold the IRB Crew Certificate and be at least 17 years of age at the time of assessment.

Course Structure

The IRB Driver’s award is usually run over a period of two to three months. Drivers are required to complete at least 20 hours of training and then must be deemed by the Trainer to be ready for assessment.

Wanda SLSC usually runs one or two courses a season. Training may continue in the off-season, (May onwards).

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SILVER MEDALLION BEACH MANAGEMENT

Course Description

This award is necessary to become a Patrol Captain. Emphasis is placed on identifying hazards and mitigating risk on the beach, while managing the Patrol and all of its members in a team environment. Communicating with the Patrol, the Public and Officers above in the chain of command is vital to being an effective Patrol Captain. Through surveillance and preventative actions, you will keep the public safe at the beach, and sometimes beyond.

Course Requirements

Candidates must be at least 17 years of age at the time of assessment, and hold the Bronze medallion.

Course Structure

The Silver Medallion Beach Management  award is usually run over three or four evening sessions of approximately three hours each, over a two-week period. Some travel may be required as courses are run at different locations within Sydney Branch.

Sydney Branch runs a number of courses after the season has started but places must be booked in advance.

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Send your expression of interest here

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

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

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