Training

Nowra-Culburra SLSC trainers

Chief Trainer:  Peter Adlington 0410 553 955

Bronze/SRC Trainers: Peter Adlington 0410 553 955; Ron Letters 0418 473 314; Colin Pakes 0456 570 135; Gaye Adlington 0410 553 955; Shellee Cook 0417 779 162.

IRB Trainers: Colin Pakes 0456 570 135; Peter Adlington 0410 553 955; Ron Letters 0418 473 314

ARTC, Beach Management: Peter Adlington 0410 553 955

 

Awards and Qualifications chart

Awards and qualifications chart

 

Bronze Medallion/Surf Rescue Certificate

The Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate courses are held over 6 – 8 weeks and comprise of theory and practical components. For more information please contact Ron Letters on 0418 473 314.

The second bronze squad for this season will start on 9th February, 2017 at 6pm in the club hall.

Course cost and pre-requisites:

The Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate courses cost $130, which includes Club membership, training manual and all training. Participants who complete their SRC and then go on to complete their bronze medallion within the next two seasons are not required to pay again.

Bronze Medallion pre-requisites:  

Must be 15 years of age at the date of the assessment;

400m swim in under 9 minutes

Surf Rescue Certificate pre-requisites: 

Must be 13 years of age at the date of the assessment;

200m swim in under 5 minutes

Bronze Medallion assessment:

Theory: Basic first aid; CPR; defibrillation

Practical: Run-Swim-Run (with each leg being 200m) in under 8 minutes; board rescue; tube rescue; IRB awareness; spinal rescue; radios; signals

Learner Guide (Bronze Medallion)

Course Syllabus (Bronze Medallion)

Surf Rescue Certificate assessment:

Theory: Basic first aid; CPR; defibrillation

Practical: Run-Swim-Run (with each leg being 100m) in under 5 minutes; board rescue; tube rescue; signals

Learner Guide (SRC)

Course Syllabus (SRC)

 

IRB Crew/Driver course

There are usually two IRB crews put through per season, depending on numbers. You must have your Bronze Medallion to complete the Crewperson Certificate, and hold the crew certificate before training as a driver. To start  IRB driver training you need to have your crew certificate and be at least 16 years old. To do the IRB driver exam you need to be 17 years old.

 

Other awards

In addition to the courses offered throughout the season at Nowra-Culburra SLSC, our members are also welcome to attend courses at other clubs throughout the Branch. Here is the link to the South Coast Branch Education Program for the 2017-2018 season. We encourage all patrolling members to continue their training and complete further awards. Most take less than a day to complete and once you hold your bronze and start regular patrolling there is no additional cost for these awards.

Notes for South Coast SLS training courses:

  • All candidates should meet prerequisites at the time of the training.
  • All candidates need to bring along a Form 14 and hand it to the facilitator prior to the training
  • Where a candidate does not have a Form 14, discuss with the facilitator prior to the commencement of the training.
  • Where a Form 14 is not available as prerequisites are not yet met, discuss with the facilitator how prerequisites will be met within one month.
  • Confirm attendance by the Wednesday prior to the course via the Branch website. This allows for adequate resources to be available.
  • A second round of these courses may be offered to meet identified needs at different venues. Do not rely on a second round.
  • Contact Jim Connolly (0427375751/scsurfeducation@nullbigpond.com) if you wish to do the Training Officer course and/or the Assessor course.