Point Leo SLSC requires more Active members and also requires those Active members to obtain more SLSA qualifications. The basic requirements around fulfilling our patrol functions are becoming increasingly more complex over time and we need to ensure every patrol has a full suite of qualifications to ensure we provide the highest possible care and safety for ourselves and the public.

For information regarding the Surf Rescue Certificate click here.

For information regarding the Bronze Medallion click here.

** Please note: Due to the current Covid 19 pandemic Skills Maintenance and courses may change. We will follow the rules and regulations set by the government as well as follow guidelines set by Surf Life Saving Australia and Life Saving Victoria. If any changes do occur we will put a note on our website and also contact any participants of courses as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. 

Skills Maintenance

For base awards like the Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion you MUST attend an annual ‘re-test’ by 31 December each year for these awards to remain current. This keeps your knowledge fresh, and ensures you are aware of any changes – for example, introduction of new signals, or refinement of first aid procedures.

If you have other awards such as IRBC, IRBD, ARTC etc then many of these are also retested annually – if you don’t complete your annual skills maintenance, you cannot operate that equipment or participate in certain activities.

Skills Maintenance dates for the coming season are 22 November and 20 December 2020. More detailed information on requirements for these will be advised to members in our weekly Club Notices closer to the dates.

HOW IT WORKS:

FIRST: Member logs into LSV Member Training from Anywhere : https://lsv.com.au/clubs-members/volunteer-training/skills-maintenance/ 

SECOND: Member completes theory assessment for appropriate award/s.

THIRD: Member once successfully completed the theory component member is then required to book into a skills maintenance assessment locate and select skills maintenance they wish to attend. 

FOURTH: Member attends skills maintenance practical session and completes all practical assessments as required.

Questions or Problems? Please visit here.

Please do NOT contact the club if you have a problem with LSV Member Training from Anywhere, since Online Theory is provided by Life Saving Victoria. 

*Preparation:  Before attending any District or State session:

  • If aged 17+, update your WWCC Registration online to ensure our club is listed, with address PO Box 472 Balnarring 3926.
  • Ensure your Point Leo club membership has been renewed for the upcoming season.
  • Be aware of which awards you intend to requalify – Bronze or SRC, maybe more.
  • Complete the Online Theory – see details above.
  • If attending the State session – you must pre-register. Details on this will be made available in the weekly club notice email when available.
  • Bring your bathers and towel, pen and pencil, perhaps a snack and drink.
  • Be sure to arrive on time since assessors will not wait.
  • Allow about three hours to complete the process.

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate:

The ARTC course will develop skills in the use of oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation.

Prerequisites

  • Be a financial member of a Victorian Life Saving Club
  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment

Course outcomes

Successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

ATV Induction / ATV Operator Certificate:

Authorised members who wish to operate the Club’s ATVs are required to undertake either a SLSA ATV Induction or the SLSA ATV Operator Certificate.

The purpose of this course is to help you develop the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively operate an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). The course involves a number of incorporated practical activities to develop your operating skills

For those that elect to complete the ATV Operator Certificate (which requires completion of the SLSA ATV Learner Guide) you will also develop knowledge and skills to enable you to demonstrate competency in the nationally recognised unit of competency: • PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions.

These units form part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31310 Certificate III in Public Safety.

The minimum age on Assessment Day is 18 and you must hold either a Full or Probationary Car Drivers License which is current.

Members who are interested in gaining either award should contact Andrew Gibson at secretary@pointleoslsc.com.au

Bronze Medallion for Adults:

This course is designed for Adults / Parents to gain their Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Bronze Medallion.

This is an ideal way for adult learners to gain an award to allow them to assist with their child’s water safety, for patrols, to compete or “regain” their Bronze. To keep the course length short additional pre-reading and study will be required by you.

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

Pre-requisites

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be a Financial Member of a Victorian Lifesaving Club
  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Ability to complete a 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less, unaided (goggles/mask permitted), in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course.

During the training course, participants complete both theory and practical requirements, with a focus on the following key areas:

  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Radio Operation
  • Surf Awareness
  • Rescues
  • Wade, Swimming and borad padding techniques
  • Resuscitation (CPR) including the use of an AED
  • Emergency Care/ Basic First aid
  • Communications
  • Spinal Mangement
  • Patrol Operations
  • Lifts and carries

Participants will be examined by officials from Life Saving Victoria for their Bronze Medallion.

Contact Andrew Gibson at gibsonaj@bigpond.net.au for more information on this course.

 First Aid Certificate:

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to manage an emergency first aid situation until professional medical support is available.

Prerequisites

  • Be a Financial Member of a Victorian Life Saving Club
  • Be at least 14 years old of age on the date of final assessment

Course Outcomes

Participants will become a specialised first aid patrolling member. They can further develop their skills by completing additional emergency care awards.

Successful candidates will receive the the nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID002 Provide Basic Life Support
  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

IRB Crew Certificate:

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an IRB in rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • Be a Financial Member of a Victorian Life Saving Club
  • Be at least 15 years at the date of final assessment
  • Hold a Proficient Bronze Medallion

Course Outcomes

Participants will be able to further assist on patrols by having the skills to crew an IRB. They can further develop these skills by completing their IRB Driver Certificate

Silver Medallion (IRB Driver):

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively drive an Inflatable Rescue Boat in rescue operations.

Prerequisites

  • Be a financial member of a Victorian Life Saving Club
  • Proficient in Bronze Medallion
  • Proficient in IRB Crew Certificate
  • Hold a current Victorian boat licence
  • Be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment

Course outcomes

Participants will be able to further assist on patrols by having the skills to drive an IRB.

Successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • PUASAR014A Operate and Maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations
  • PUAEQU001B Prepare Maintain and Test Response Equipment

Silver Medallion (Basic Beach Management):

Provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to manage a beach in emergency and non-emergency situations.

Prerequisites

  • Be a financial member of a Victorian Life Saving Club
  • Be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Proficient in Bronze Medallion award or
  • Hold a Bronze Medallion and be proficient in one of the following :-  Radio Operator Certificate
    –  Advance Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
    –  Apply (Senior) First Aid
    –  Spinal Management

Course outcomes

Successful candidates will receive the nationally recognised unit of competency:

  • BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness
  • PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities
  • PUATEA002B Work Autonomously

To register to attend a course or for further information on training for lifesaving awards please email the Club Chief Instructor at lifesavingtraining@pointleoslsc.com.au