Courses are run at Manly LSC over the season to train new Volunteer Lifesavers and enhance the skills of our existing Lifesavers. You must be a financial member at Manly LSC, satisfy any prerequisites  and register to join a course. Below is a list of courses that we offer throughout the season with an outline of the qualification & prerequisites.

Click on the buttons below to sign up for a course or to join our mailing lists for future courses.

BRONZE MEDALLION

The Bronze Medallion is the entry level patrolling award for those aged at least 15 yrs old. It is  the core award to be a Surf Lifesaver in Australia.

Candidates train in groups twice a week for approximately six (6) weeks. We normally run dry sessions on a weekday evening and wet sessions at weekends. Members who hold this award join our weekend patrol teams and can also act as water safety personnel for Surf Life Saving events. Proficiency in this award must be renewed each year by attending a 2hr proficiency session (these are run in Sept/Oct)

Dry Skills Wet Skills
  • Resuscitation, Defibrillator use and safety
  • Radio Skills
  • First Aid
  • Signals
  • What happens on patrol, Safety, Team Work

  • Tube Rescues
  • Board Rescues
  • Patient Carries
  • First Aid, including Spinal injuries
  • Radios
  • IRB Safety and assistance

 

COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Apply knowledge of the surf environment including hazards and surf conditions;
  • Apply surf skills and techniques for self-survival in the water while negotiating prevailing surf conditions with or without a flotation device;
  • Prepare for and respond to a rescue with appropriate rescue and personal protective equipment;
  • Participate in assessing a rescue scene;
  • Safely perform a rescue using appropriate equipment and rescue techniques while following Surf Life Saving procedures;
  • Conclude rescue operations in line with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;
  • Safely use Surf Life Saving communications systems and radio equipment to support communications consistent with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;
  • Apply fault-finding techniques and maintain Surf Life Saving radio equipment;
  • Respond to an emergency situation requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • Perform a primary victim assessment including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED);
  • Respond to an emergency situation requiring first aid;
  • Perform a secondary victim assessment and apply appropriate first aid procedures;
  • Identify and manage victims with a suspected spinal cord injury;
  • Accurately report and convey first aid incident details to emergency response services while maintaining confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and Surf Life Saving policies;
  • Communicate effectively using verbal and non-verbal communication techniques in line with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;
  • Give, receive and act upon instructions within an agreed timeframe and to meet Surf Life Saving needs;
  • Take part in group discussions and informal meetings in a constructive way to facilitate Surf Life Saving outcomes;
  • Prepare and process routine written correspondence notes and records in line with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;
  • Contribute to team activities to ensure they are completed to required standard within required timeframes and in accordance with organisational policies and procedures
  • Share knowledge and information with team members and Surf Life Saving committees to enable efficient completion of tasks in accordance with the Surf Life Saving’s policies and procedures;
  • Give and receive support and feedback to/from team members and Surf Life Saving committees;
  • Manage and maintain your own work effectiveness;
  • Develop and maintain your own expertise;
  • Promote cooperation and contribute to improving Surf Life Saving and quality of outcomes;
  • Follow Surf Life Saving procedures for hazard identification and risk control;
  • Participate in group meetings to contribute to the management of workplace health and safety.
  • 15 years old on the day of assessment
  • Complete a 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less
  • You must be able to attend all the sessions. You will be unable to sit the assessment if you are unprepared due to lack of attendance.
  • There is an expectation that you will be confident with the content of the manual so you will need to spend time reviewing outside of class.

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy, and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;
  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;
  • Read and interpret written information;
  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;
  • Keep accurate written records.

$150 for Nipper Parent members
$400 (includes membership) for new Members

SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE

This course is the entry level patrolling award for our youngest members (aged at least 13 yrs). It covers surf skills and knowledge of surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations and resuscitation in order to participate in lifesaving operations, join a Patrol and act as Water Safety.

Unfortunately we do not have a course available at the moment. Please register your interest for the next course using the link below.

Dates for 2023/24 are currently being planned.
Skills Assessment
  • Theory (online learning)
  • Signals
  • Resuscitation
  • Rescues
  • Communications, Radios
  • Team work in a patrolling situation.

  • Demonstrate resuscitation – mouth to mouth, mouth to mask, patient management, use of defibrillator
  • Demonstrate signals, radio maintenance
  • Run 100m Swim 100m Run 100m in five (5) minutes
  • Demonstrate rescue techniques using a rescue tube
  • Demonstrate a board rescue, as part of a team, including radio communications
COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Apply knowledge of the surf environment including hazards and surf conditions;
  • Apply surf skills and techniques for self-survival in the water while negotiating prevailing surf conditions with or without a flotation device;
  • Prepare for and respond to a rescue with appropriate rescue and personal protective equipment;
  • Participate in assessing a rescue scene;
  • Safely perform a rescue using appropriate equipment and rescue techniques while following Surf Life Saving procedures;
  • Conclude rescue operations in line with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;
  • Safely use Surf Life Saving communications systems and radio equipment to support communications consistent with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;
  • Apply fault-finding techniques and maintain Surf Life Saving radio equipment;
  • Respond to an emergency situation requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);
  • Perform a primary victim assessment including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED);
  • Accurately report and convey incident details to emergency response services while maintaining confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and Surf Life Saving policies.
  • Be thirteen (13) years of age on the day of assessment
  • Complete a 200 metre pool swim in five (5) minutes or less
  • Be a current member of Manly LSC

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy, and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;
  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;
  • Read and interpret written information;
  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;
  • Keep accurate written records.

Free for Nippers who have been members for 3 years
$200 otherwise

SRC TO BRONZE COURSE

This course is a shortened Bronze course that we run for our cadet members who already have their Surf Rescue Certificate.

Dry Skills Wet Skills
  • Resuscitation, Defibrillator use and safety
  • Radio Skills
  • First Aid
  • Signals
  • What happens on patrol, Safety, Team Work

  • Tube Rescues
  • Board Rescues
  • Patient Carries
  • First Aid, including Spinal injuries
  • Radios
  • IRB Safety and assistance

 

You must:

  • be proficient for the 2023/24 Season – this current season not last season
  • hold 10 patrol hours this year – so can be from last season or start of this season
  • be at least 15 yrs old on the day of assessment
  • be registered for the 2023/24 Season at Manly LSC
  • have obtained your SRC within the last 3 years
  • complete a 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less
  • be able to attend all the sessions
  • have registered for the SRC-BM online Transition Course (under eLearning in your Members portal)

To consider a First Aid Certificate (HLTAID011) as Recognised Prior Learning prior (conferring exemption from the First Aid components of the SRC to Bronze course) you must:

  • have completed the HLTAID011 within 3 months of the start of the course
  • email your HLTAID011 certificate to our Chief Instructor at the same time as signing up for this course

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy, and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;
  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;
  • Read and interpret written information;
  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;
  • Keep accurate written records.

This course is free of charge for existing members who satisfy the course prerequisites.

PROVIDE FIRST AID COURSE

Trains participants in the skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available.

You can sign up for a current courses below if one is available or register your interest for upcoming courses on the link below.

COURSE OUTCOMES
  • Legal issues and infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations and convey details of the incident to emergency services
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Contribute to workplace reporting of an incident and psychological impacts on self and others
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies using available equipment
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Assessment

This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the following units of competency:– HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation – HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support– HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

Pre Course Learning

Approximately 1 hour online activities.

Validity

Three (3) years from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that the CPR component of this course be updated every 12 months

  • Be a minimum of 14 years of age on the date of final assessment.
  • Be a current member of Manly LSC

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy, and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;
  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;
  • Read and interpret written information;
  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;
  • Keep accurate written records.

There are no costs for current Members who hold a Bronze Medallion.

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART) COURSE

This course covers the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and administration of oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing causalities.

You can sign up for current courses below if one is available or register your interest for upcoming courses on the link below.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation and convey details of the incident to emergency services
  • Assess the casualty and develop a management plan
  • Check resuscitation equipment including defibrillation equipment
  • Maintain an airway by: Using suction and oropharyngeal airways (OP airways)
  • Resuscitate a casualty using two person techniques using oxygen equipment and defibrillator
  • Use oxygen to provide therapy
  • Recover and restore oxygen equipment
  • Manage life threatening bleeding the application of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • Recover and restore defibrillation equipment
  • Contribute to workplace reporting of an incident and psychological impacts on self and others

Duration

The duration of the course is approximately 8 hours (Plus pre-course learning to be completed by all full course participants prior to the training day).

Assessment

This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.

Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate and a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the following units of competency:

  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • HLTAID015 – Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

Validity

To ensure your skills and knowledge remain current re-certification must occur annually from date of course.

  • Be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.
  • Hold a current Bronze Medallion & be proficient
  • Hold a Current Provide First Aid Course HLTAID011
  • Be a current member of Manly LSC

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy, and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;
  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;
  • Read and interpret written information;
  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;
  • Keep accurate written records.

There are no costs for current Members who hold a Bronze Medallion.

IRB CREW COURSE

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.

Please see details below for our upcoming IRB Crew course. If these dates do not work then please register an expression of interest instead and we will contact you when we run the next one.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
Understand the roles & responsibilities of an IRB Crew person.
  • List the duties of an IRB Crew person
  • List the safety considerations when crewing an IRB
  • List the different classes of IRB
Crew an IRB:
  • Prepare the components of an IRB and auxillary equipment
  • Contribute to the safe and efficient launching of an IRB
  • Demonstrate safe crewing positions while negotiating the surf
  • Identify hazards and risks and clearly communicate them to the driver
  • Perform rescues including conscious and unconscious casualty pick-ups
  • Perform emergency procedures
Maintain an IRB:
  • Perform pre-operational checks & preventative maintenance of the IRB hull & auxillary equipment
  • Perform post-operational maintenance of the IRB hull & auxillary equipment
  • Complete organisational documentation as required, including reporting major equipment wear or damage or personal injury
Assessment Requirements
  • Online assessment or written questionnaire
  • Demonstration of practical skills
  • Demonstration of practical surf negotiation and rescue techniques in an IRB

You must:

  • be at least 15 yrs old on the assessment date
  • hold a current Bronze Medallion Proficiency
  • be registered for the 2023/24 Season at Manly LSC
  • be able to attend all the sessions

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy, and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;
  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;
  • Read and interpret written information;
  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;
  • Keep accurate written records.

This course is free of charge for existing members who satisfy the course pre-requisites.

IRB DRIVER COURSE

Unfortunately we do not have a course available at the moment. Please register your interest for the next course below.

Dates for 2023/24 are currently being planned.
By the end of this course, you will be able to: Understand the roles and responsibilities of an IRB Driver, including:
  • List the duties of an IRB Driver
  • List the safety considerations when operating an IRB
  • Provide direction to an IRB Crewperson in all their operational duties
  • Communicate effectively with Crewperson, the public and patients in the normal performance of duties
Drive an IRB
  • Identify the components of an IRB motor
  • Launch an IRB safely and efficiently
  • List motor hazards in the surf
  • Safely and efficiently negotiate the surf while driving an IRB
  • Perform emergency procedures
Perform rescues in an IRB as a Driver
  • Perform conscious and unconscious patient pick-ups
  • Perform complex rescue operations including swimming rescues, sailboarder and kite surfer rescues
  • Contribute to search and rescue operations; liaising effectively with other emergency response services as required
Prepare and maintain an IRB motor
  • Perform pre-operational checks and preventative maintenance of the IRB motor
  • Perform post-operations maintenance of the IRB motor
  • Perform motor re-start procedure after submersion in the surf
  • Report major wear and damage according to organisational procedures

You must:

  • be at least 15 yrs old on the assessment date
  • hold a current Bronze Medallion & Proficiency
  • hold a CURRENT Provide First Aid Certificate HLTAID011
  • be registered for the 2023/24 Season at Manly LSC

You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy, and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;
  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;
  • Read and interpret written information;
  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;
  • Keep accurate written records.

This course is free of charge for existing members who satisfy the course pre-requisites

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR BRANCH DUTY OFFICERS

For those interested Branch have put out for expressions of interest for applications for Branch Duty Officers. Please contact me on chiefinstructor@manlylsc.com for further information.

The minimum requirements are;

  • SLSA Bronze Medallion
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • ARTC
  • Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management with a minimum of 5 years as Patrol Captain
  • Class C Drivers License

SILVER MEDALLION BEACH MANAGEMENT

Unfortunately we do not have a course available at the moment. Please register your interest for the next course above

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