About First Aid Officer

Every patrol or sports event requires first aid officers who are able to administer basic assistance in the event of an emergency.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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

Qualifications

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

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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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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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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites


Other Requirements

  • You must be at least 10 years of age to complete the entry level SLSA First Aid Certificate, unless your state /territory requires a higher age.
  • You must be at least 15 years of age to complete the SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate, SLSA Spinal Management Certificate, SLSA Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid, unless your state /territory requires a higher age.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to complete the SLSA Pain Management Certificate unless your state /territory requires a higher age.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to undertake any of these courses please contact the chief training officer at your local surf life saving club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/ Some Surf Life Saving state offices are also Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) that offer first aid and CPR courses.

Other Opportunities Related to First Aid Officer

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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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Trainers provide members with the opportunity to pass on their skills and knowledge to similar-minded and passionate members through a formal learning process. As a Trainer you will be able to conduct courses, both SLSA Awards and Nationally Recognised Units, if you currently hold the relevant award in which you wish to train.

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Assessors support the high quality and nationally consistent assessment of specified Surf Life Saving awards.  

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Facilitators support the high quality and nationally consistent delivery and assessment of specified Surf Life Saving awards.

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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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Trainers provide members with the opportunity to pass on their skills and knowledge to similar-minded and passionate members through a formal learning process. As a Trainer you will be able to conduct courses, both SLSA Awards and Nationally Recognised Units, if you currently hold the relevant award in which you wish to train.

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Responsible to the planning, implementation and review of all member protection activities of the club.

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