Silver Medallion Beach Management

About Silver Medallion Beach Management

The Silver Medallion Beach Management provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a lifesaving or lifeguarding team in emergency and non-emergency situations.

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a beach and a team in emergency and non-emergency situations. The course is aimed at people wishing to be Patrol Captains, Lifeguards and Lifeguard Supervisors.
 
The following nationally recognised units of competency are issued upon completion of this award:
 
·         PUATEA002B Work autonomously
·         PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities
·         BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness
These units form a part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue).

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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Other Requirements

Be proficient in ONE of the following:

  • First Aid
  • Radio Operator
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Spinal Management
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. You must be at least 17 years of age on the date of the final assessment.

How do I make it happen?

Contact the Education Manager at your State Centre to find out how to join a Silver Medallion Beach Management training course. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/

Other Opportunities Related to Silver Medallion Beach Management

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

The role of the duty officer is to support patrol captains in ensuring the beach going public is exposed to minimal risk at our beaches. Duty officers may also be called on to assist in search and rescue incidents. 

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The Gold Medallion provides participants with a benchmark of fitness and endurance that meets the minimum requirements for work in the professional lifeguard industry.  

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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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Supervises water safety personnel involved in SLS 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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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:

The Club Captain is the operational leader within the club.

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The Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewperson course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations

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Officials who choose to fulfil specific officiating role/s and who work with participants (non-bronze proficient, Surf Rescue Certificate qualified or bronze proficient) who are actively competing in a club / branch / state surf sport competition environments. Officiating roles may include: • Marshall / Check-Marshall • Starter / Check-starter • Recorder • Timekeeper • Finish Judge

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Supervises water safety personnel involved in SLS activities. 

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