ADVANCED TRAINING

If you’re interested in advanced training courses available this 2021-22 season, please check out this Advanced Training page and what PSLSC has to offer.

Fill in the advanced Training EOI form here:

If you wish to enquire about other courses not listed here (e.g IRB Drivers, Silver Medallion Beach Management, etc.), or you have questions and would like to discuss certain courses in more detail, please contact Jack White.

Jack White – Advanced Training Officer
E: jack.white@portseasurf.com.au | M: 0418 379 212

RESUSCITATION (CPR)

CPR is an invaluable skill that equips individuals to be able to save a life. It’s a tool that can be used anywhere if an emergency situation arises and empowers those to make their communities safer spaces.

This course will:

  • Provide participants with the skills and knowledge to perform CPR during an emergency incident
  • Allow participants to gain Unit of Competency HLTAID009: Provide CPR

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum 12 years old on the day of final assessment

**NOTE: While CPR is part of our Requals / Skills Maintenance at Portsea (ie. the 12 month required refresher), this does NOT renew your Australian Unit of Competency (HLTAID009) that is required for Advanced Lifesaving Camp and other professions requiring up-to-date qualifications.

FIRST AID (FA)

First Aid training gives you the confidence to step in to help when an emergency occurs. The action you take by responding straight away, could save a life or prevent a person suffering permanent disability.

This course will:

  • Provide participants with the skills and knowledge to manage an emergency first aid situation until professional support arrives, including:
    • Resuscitation (CPR)
    • The Human Body
    • Bleeding
    • Respiratory Emergencies
    • Medical Conditions
    • Head and Spinal Injuries
    • Fractures and Dislocations
    • Temperature Emergencies
    • Poisoning & Envenomation

Participants will gain Units of Competency HLTAID009: Provide CPR; HLTAID10: Provide Basic Emergency Life Support; HLTAID11: Provide First Aid

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum 14 years old on the day of final assessment

ADVANCED RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES (ART)

The ART Certificate enables candidates to acquire the skills and knowledge required to use specialised equipment for provisioning resuscitation and oxygen therapy in a range of complex situations, in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

This course will:

  • Provide participants with the skills and knowledge to use oxygen resuscitation, bag-valve-mask and suction equipment in an emergency, including:
    • Resuscitation (CPR)
    • The Human Body
    • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

Participants will gain Unit of Competency HLTAID009: Provide CPR; HLTAID15: Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy

Pre-requisites:

  • Minimum 15 years old on the day of final assessment

**NOTE: Portsea will NOT offer this course to those who will complete Full Time Bronze Camp in December 2021.

SILVER MEDALLION AQUATIC RESCUE (SMAR)

Bronze Medallion holders will be able to further their patrolling skills by learning about advanced lifesaving operations and rescue techniques for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations.

This course will:

  • Provide participants with the advanced skills and knowledge to effectively participate in search and rescue operations
  • Offer a taste of some content delivered on Advanced Lifesaving Camp and experience basic Search and Rescue scenarios

Pre-requisites:

  • Current Bronze Medallion
  • Minimum 16 years old on the day of final assessment

INFLATABLE RESCUE BOAT CREW (IRBC)

IRB’s have been used for all forms of surf rescue, retrieval, and other services during patrols and water safety events. They are a staple of the SLS workforce and rescue thousands of patients along Australian beaches each year.

This course will:

  • Provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an IRB in rescue operations, including:
    • Working with IRB’s
    • IRB Equipment & Operation Checks / Maintenance
    • Crewing an IRB & Performing IRB Rescues
    • Search & Rescue Operations

Pre-requisites:

  • Current Bronze Medallion
  • Minimum 15 years old on the day of final assessment

**NOTE: This award is delivered on Silver Camp. Portsea will NOT offer this course to those who will complete Full Time Bronze Camp in December 2021.

The only exception to this is if you wish to join the IRB Racing Team – please contact jack.white@portseasurf.com.au if this is the case.