About First Aid Certificate

The First Aid course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available.

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 Surf Rescue Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.

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Other Requirements

Participants must be at least 10 years of age on the date of final assessment unless your state/territory requires a higher age. 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 undertake this course, please contact your local surf lifesaving club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to First Aid Certificate

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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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Provide first aid and emergency care to beach goers, surf lifesaving personnel and / or competitors.

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A Gold Medallion Lifesaver has the advanced skills needed to rescue and provide emergency care - alone if necessary.

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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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