Awards & Courses

 

Throughout the season Venus Bay SLSC runs many training courses and requalification’s to ensure that both its current and prospective members have all the knowledge and preparation they need to fulfil the duties of a lifesaver. The courses include:

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)/Bronze Medallion

The SRC and Bronze Medallion are the core lifesaving awards required to participate as a team member in a surf lifesaving service. During the course you will learn about your responsibilities as part of a surf lifesaving team, basic first aid and emergency care skills, surf awareness and surf rescue skills.

Radio Operators Certificate

Develops the skills and knowledge to perform basic communication practices.  During the course you will gain competencies to effectively and confidently use radios as a means of communication whilst patrolling

First Aid

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage an emergency first aid situation until professional medical support is available. 

Successful candidates will receive the the nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Life Support
  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Resuscitation Certificate

Develops skills to perform CPR during an emergency situation. These skills can be further developed by completing the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate.

Successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Advanced Resuscitation Certificate (AID)

Develops skills and knowledge to use oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious breathing casualties.

Spinal Management

The Spinal Management course focuses on the principles of good spinal care in an emergency situation. It provides a range of management options that can be used, rather than promotion of one specific form of care.

Silver Medallion Beach Management

The purpose of this course is to help you gain basic skills and knowledge to prepare you for an entry-level beach management role within a lifesaving service. Building on topics covered in the Bronze Medallion the course is aimed at first time Patrol Captains, Team Leaders and Lifeguards.

Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew (IRBC)

Develops skills and knowledge to effectively participate as crew in rescues using an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB).

Silver Medallion Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver (IRBD)

Develop skills and knowledge to safely and effectively drive an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB).

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)

Develop the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively operate an ATV. The course involves a number of incorporated practical activities to develop operating skills.

Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)

Develop advanced skills and knowledge to manage emergency situations in autonomous situations.  Participants will become advanced patrolling members and have the competencies to potentially gain employment as a Lifeguard.

Training Officer Certificate

Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver quality training of Surf Life Saving awards.  

Assessor Certificate

Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to assess training of Surf Life Saving awards. 

Requalification

The majority of life saving awards are valid for a period of a single season expiring on the 31 December of the following year. The Club runs two requals as well as notifying members of local requals in the area, as well as in greater Melbourne area by request, and the state Requal at Port Melbourne. These sessions are a great way to refresh your memory and skills for the upcoming season and catch up with friends.

Course Personal Prerequisites Award Prerequisites
SRC Be at least 13 years of age  Financial club member
Radio Operator Be at least 13 years of age

Financial club member

Bronze Medallion Be at least 15 years of age

Financial club member

First Aid Be at least 14 years of age

Financial club member

Resuscitation Be at least 10 years of age

Financial club member

Advanced Resuscitation Be at least 15 years of age Financial club member
Spinal Management Be at least 16 years of age Bronze Medallion; or Senior First Aid
Silver Medallion Beach Management Be at least 17 years of age Bronze Medallion; and one of the following:
Senior First Aid; or Advanced Resus; or Radio Operators; or Spinal Management.
IRB Crew Be at least 15 years of age Bronze Medallion
Silver Medallion IRB Driver Be at least 17 years of age Bronze Medallion; and IRB Crew.
ATV Be at least 17 years of age Hold a surf lifesaving award
Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving) Be at least 17 years of age Financial club member; Bronze Medallion; Advanced Resus; Senior First Aid; Basic Beach Management: and Spinal Management
Training Officer Be at least 16 years of age Financial club member
Assessor Be at least 18 years of age Financial club member
Requalification - -


For course dates please check the club calendar.

For further enquiries please contact the club’s instructor Kimberley Gee at chiefinstructor@vbslsc.org.au and also 0407889194.