Rescue Water Craft Operator

About Rescue Water Craft Operator

The Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Operator course provides participants with advanced skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage a Rescue Water Craft (RWC) in lifesaving operations

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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

Qualifications

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively operate a Rescue Water Craft in surf rescue operations.

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Prerequisites

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

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Other Requirements

  • Be at least 17 years of age to commence training
  • Be at least 18 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • A current, valid vehicle license with tow capacity
Some States may also require candidates to hold the following:
  • An appropriate and current State Maritime License
  • Other SLS awards
If you believe you already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this award, or who have received one or more of the related units of competency, you may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a Rescue Water Craft Operator, please contact the Lifesaving Manager at your State Centre. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/

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