The club provides support to members who want to gain surf life saving qualifications and encourages each member to undertake as many qualifications as possible.
These qualifications are directly applied in our day to day lifesaving activities however, as SLSWA is a recognised training organisation there are a number of qualifications that are recognised in the broader business community and may assist members in career goals or aspirations of personal development.
We are hoping to encourage a number of new trainers and assessors to obtain qualifications to assist in the ongoing needs of the members of Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club. Please consider if you could help the club and yourself by becoming a trainer and assessor.
If you have any questions please contact the manager of education, or any member of the education team.
Surf Rescue Certificate
The Surf Rescue Certificate must be completed by members aged 13-15. This award requires the ability to swim 200m within 5 minutes. Skills taught are basic resuscitation, first aid and surf rescues. An examination is held after 6 to 7 weeks training by a qualified instructor from the Club.
This is the minimum requirement that active members must complete. Eligibility for this award requires the candidate to swim 400m in under 9 minutes. Candidates must perform simulated ocean rescues using a variety of equipment. Skills taught include resuscitation and patient care, radio procedures and communication, and surf knowledge. This course usually runs from 6 to 10 weeks and involves an exam conducted by external assessors.
You are able to further your life saving qualifications by completing advanced courses.
Some of the courses include:
Advanced Resuscitation Certificate/Defibrillation
First Aid Certificate
Instructor & Examiners Courses
IRB Crew person