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

This course teaches the principles of advanced airway management and oxygen aided resusctitation.

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Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to apply advanced first aid responses, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical assistance.

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Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to assist patients in the self-administration of methoxyflurane via the “green whistle” device.

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Spinal Management is an award that goes above the basic requirements of the Bronze Medallion.

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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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Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver quality training of Surf Life Saving awards.

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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:

Training Officers deliver surf lifesaving awards to members.

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

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Age managers work with nippers between the ages of 6 and 13, to develop their surf lifesaving and sport skills, by providing fun, safe and organised nipper activities.

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