Students will develop the knowledge and practical skills required to manage the safety of participants in aquatic recreation facilities, indoor or outdoor, and perform basic water-based rescues in a range of situations. Training will also cover the requirements for reporting incidents and maintaining confidentially.
Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/ territory work health and safety regulatory authority.
This unit of competency stands alone and incorporates the content of the following unit:
- SISCAQU020 Perform water rescues
The following units will be included in your certificate:
An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:
- Physical capability to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstration skills including:
- The physical fitness and strength to conduct various swim rescue techniques including a 10-metre contact tow of a person in difficulty
- Throw a rope and pull/ tow a casualty
- Visual acuity to see the common visual signs and signals of a person experiencing difficulties in the water
- Hear the common signals of a person experiencing difficulties in the water which includes “call for help”
- Literacy and numeracy skills to be able to meet the demands of the course including:
- Interpret detailed workplace policies and procedures for venue supervision, risk management of patron safety and emergency response
- Provide clear and unambiguous verbal and non-verbal communications to staff, activity leaders and patrons
- Resolve diverse and unexpected safety incidents promptly and decisively
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
This certificate does not require renewal