Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate

About Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate

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

There are no specific qualifications


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

You may need to meet additional pre-requisites prior to undertaking your Rescue Water Craft Certificate.

How do I make it happen?

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

Other Opportunities Related to Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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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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Responsible to the board of management/management committee for the management of the lifesaving activities of the club.

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There are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in Surf Life Saving sport.

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Team Managers assist competitors, coaches and support staff, by effectively managing the administrative and operational needs of a surf team. Team Managers work with junior, youth senior and masters teams, at all levels of surf sport competition (i.e. club, branch, state, national and international).

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