Side-by-Side Vehicles – better known as ATV’s – are some of lifesaving’s most useful and important assets whilst patrolling. From transporting valuable rescue equipment including IRB’s and RWC’s, to assisting in Search & Rescue missions, SSV Operators are an integral part of any lifesaving or operational team.

This course will:
Allow candidates to prepare a SSV for operational duties including:

  • The roles, responsibilities and limitations associated with lifesaving vehicles
  • Operating the SSV in a safe and responsible manner
  • Maintaining the vehicle by completing pre and post-operational checks
  • Understanding the relevant laws and SOP’s associated with SSV’s


  • Minimum 18 years old
  • Hold a current Victorian Drivers Licence (or Probationary Licence)