Clubs & Members

Surf Rescue Certificate

Course Introduction

The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) Course is conducted at Surf Life Saving Clubs along the West Australian coast.

The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. Whether you plan to compete in surf sports or simply patrol, there are plenty of opportunities and a variety of challenges within a surf club:

  • For U/13 - U/14's who participate in Senior Surf Life Saving competitions, the SRC is a requirement, along with minimum patrol hours to compete at local and state competitions/carnivals
  • To assist your club with community service via patrolling our beaches
  • Develop team building skills
  • Helping with water safety at carnivals and surf club events
  • For parents to participate in their children's nipper activities (water safety)

Course Outcomes

  • Perform a board and tube rescue of a conscious and unconscious patient
  • Perform basic first aid
  • Perform Resuscitation and Patient Assessment
  • Complete a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m run in under five minutes
  • Communicate on Patrol via signals

Course Outline

  • Basic First Aid
  • Work as part of a team
  • Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue
  • Communications
  • OH&S

Resources

Online Learning

  • The SLSWA Online Learning System can be located here

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