Courses and Requlifications

Pre-requisite for all courses:

  • Must be a financial member of Black Rock Life Saving Club (1st July - 30th June)
  • Must have a valid Working with Children Check (if 18 years and over)

Members can register via TeamApp TeamApp

 Non members JOIN here before registering on TeamApp

Bronze Medallion (BM) and Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

 

Some of the skills you will acquire are: 


  • Basic patrolling & surf awareness skills
  • In water rescues skills using both rescue boards and tubes
  • Basic First Aid including how to bandage and treat sprains
  • Resuscitation and CPR – so important for everyone to learn
  • Rescue carries and signals
  • Radio and Beach management
  • Scenarios – these are so much fun and you’ll practice everything you’ve learnt

The course runs over a two week period, including some weekends 1:00-5:00pm and some week nights 6:30-8:30pm.  The schedule includes theory, practical and revision times therefore allowing flexibility. 

It is advisable to attend all sessions, however we understand this is not always possible, discuss your options with the Awards Manager.


To register for this course JOIN / RENEW your membership and then head to TeamApp

U14s need to have their SRC in order to compete at LSV State Championships and patrol.  The SRC award can be taken by members who are aged 13 by course assessment date (early December).

U15s and above need to have their Bronze award in order to compete, patrol and assist with water safety.  The Bronze award can be taken by members who are aged 15 and above by course assessment date (early December).

Pre-Requisites for Bronze Medallion

To commence training for the Bronze Award you must meet the following course pre-requisite:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Complete an unaided swim (goggles/masks permitted) of 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water.

Pre-requisites for Surf Rescue Certificate

To commence training for the Surf Rescue Certificate you must meet the following course pre-requisite:

  • Be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Have completed a 200 metre swim in five (5) minutes or less, unaided (goggles/mask permitted), in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course.

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SRC/Bronze Requalification

Annual Requalification Date will be advised at training sessions and via TeamApp

The theory components for the assessment awards listed below are now available online, once complete select a practical assessment that suits:

Bronze Medallion (BM), Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), IRB Crew (IRBC), IRB Driver (IRBD), Spinal Management, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ARTC)

http://www.lsv-from-anywhere.com.au

IRB Crew & Driver Course

Courses will be advertised to members via TeamApp

Pre-requisites for IRB Crew

To enter the IRB Crew Certificate candidates must have met the following course pre-requisites:
  • Minimum of 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Hold the Bronze Medallion award
  • Have already achieved the following units of competency:
    • PUA31310 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)

Pre-requisites for IRB Driver

To enter the Silver Medallion (IRB Driver) candidates must have met the following course pre-requisites:
  • Minimum of 16 years of age to commence training
  • Minimum of 17 years f age on the date of final assessment
  • Hold and be currently proficient in the Bronze Medallion award and IRB Crew Certificate for a minimum of 1 year
  • Have met the Marine Licensing requirements in Victoria
  • Have already achieved the following units of competency:
    • PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
    • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care or HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support
    • PUAOPE013A Operate communication systems and equipment.