Exciting news: as Covid restrictions begin to lift, preparation for 2021-22 season training is underway. Stay tuned for information on training courses, contact details, and dates ... coming soon!!
Overviews and pre-requisites of the courses are detailed, below. If you are interested in these courses, the calendar for upcoming courses will be released shortly. If you would like a course run for your organisation either at Cape Paterson or a location that suits you, please fill in a General Enquiry form.
Bronze camp is an opportunity for new and old members to gain their Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion which allows holders to become Life Savers on beaches throughout Australia. During the camp participants learn a variety of surf, first aid, resuscitation & rescue skills.
Pre-requisites: - 13 years old to do your Surf Rescue Certificate and be able to swim 200m in 5 minutes in a pool. - 15 years old to do your Bronze Medallion and be able to swim 400m in 9 minutes in a pool.
We run training camps for schools and for the general public. If you would like Cape Paterson to run a camp for your organisation please fill in a General Enquiry form.
Adult courses are also available that are flexible delivery, with theory training in Melbourne over weeknights and practical training done over weekends.
Senior First Aid Course (Level II)
The senior first aid course provides participants with the essential skills and knowledge required to manage life threatening emergencies until professional medical help arrives. This program educates participants in how to deal with medical emergencies arising from shock, bleeding, burns, fractures, soft tissue injuries, cardiac and respiratory emergencies, exposure, and poisoning.
This course is ideal for anyone involved in child supervision including parents, grandparents and teachers.
Basic Emergency Care and Resuscitation
This course is designed for people who have never learnt first aid or CPR before. The course teaches you how to treat basic first aid including, bleeding, burns, fractures, soft tissue injuries and much more. Through this course you will also learn how to resuscitate someone in a major emergency until an ambulance arrives.
This course is available for ages 12+. Every season we run this course for our Nippers in the first weeks of January, so come down to the first session of Nippers to hear all about the program.
The aim of the Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate course is to develop your skills and knowledge to use oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious breathing casualties.
Pre-requisites To participate in this course, you must be at least 15 years old and have either of the following awards
Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), OR
Basic emergency care certificate, OR
Apply (Senior) first aid certificate, OR
The two-day course is typically run in February every year at Cape Paterson SLSC. We can also undertake a course any time for a group if demand supports it.
The spinal management course teaches you how to handle a spinal patient, from basic physiology, how spinal injuries occur, to fitting a spinal collar, strapping patients to boards and correct lifting and carrying techniques. This spinal management course also teaches you how to manage patients in an aquatic environment.
This qualification can be used to gain employment as a pool lifeguard.
Pre-requisites To participate in this course, you must be at least 16 years old and have either of the following awards
Bronze Medallion /Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), OR
Apply (Senior) first aid certificate
The two-day course, run in conjunction with the ARTC award, is normally run in February at Cape Paterson SLSC. Again, We can also undertake a course any time for a group if demand supports it.
The IRB Crew and Drivers award teaches you how to rescue patients using the boat. You will learn about the boat and the motor, how to care for them and how they work. You will spend plenty of time in the boats driving and crewing, and also learning theory about being safe in the IRB’s.
The IRBs are a vital component of surf lifesaving and account for many of the rescues performed by lifesavers.
Pre-requisites To participate in this course, you must be at least 15 years old and have achieved your Bronze Medallion course. An IRB training camp is run every year, typically over the March Labour Day Weekend at Cape Paterson SLSC.