Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Club Captain

About Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Club Captain

The Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Club Captain co-ordinates the IRB activities of the club.

Be responsible for:
  • The care and maintenance of all IRB equipment and ancillary IRB equipment that is the property of the Club;
  • Supervising and organising the training and education of Members in IRB practices;
  • Ensuring the appropriate log books are available and correctly completed as per SLSA requirements;
  • Actively encouraging participation in IRB competition by Club Members;
  • Overseeing and managing a roster for IRB services pertaining to water safety of surf carnivals.

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 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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Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations.

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The Silver Medallion IRB Driver provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites

How do I make it happen?

For this role you would normally be expected to have some skills, qualifications and experience in the IRB activities of your club. IRB Club Captains are appointed by Clubs. Find out more about the appointments process from your Club administrators. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

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Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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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:

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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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