Emergency Care Personnel

About Emergency Care Personnel

Provide first aid and emergency care to beach goers, surf lifesaving personnel and / or competitors.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:


The Pain Management Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge required by current members or employees of SLSA or its affiliated bodies to be permitted to carry and administer methoxyflurane as a basic pain management technique.

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The Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC) teaches the principles of airway management and oxygen aided resuscitation.

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The First Aid course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available.

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The Spinal Management Certificate addresses the need to identify and manage victims with suspected spinal cord injuries in the aquatic environment.

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There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

Depending on what qualifications you hold and your local operating environment, you may be required to meet additional requirements.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become involved in the delivery of Emergency Care, please contact your local surf lifesaving club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Emergency Care Personnel

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

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A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new friends, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day!

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The Australian Lifeguard Service provides qualified beach lifeguards to local government areas in locations around Australia.

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

Age managers are responsible for running activities for their group of nippers on the day, and encouraging children to learn and progress in their surf lifesaving activities.

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The Assessor Certificate provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to competently assess surf life saving awards and nationally recognised qualifications.

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Members who hold a first aid qualification are still able to patrol the beach as an award member.

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A gear steward looks after the condition and storage of club gear including boards, running and flags equipment, tents, buoys, tubes and junior lifeguard equipment. Depending on the size of the club and the amount of equipment in use there may be more than one gear steward required to manage the transport of gear and equipment required for training/carnivals or nipper activities, etc.

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