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 day to day lifesaving activities, however as Surf Lifesaving WA is a recognised training organisation, there are a number of qualifications that are recognised in the broader business community. This may assist members in career goals or aspirations of personal development.
We encourage members to consider becoming a trainer and/or assessor, and thus assist in the ongoing training needs of the members of Trigg Island SLSC.
If you have any questions regarding Lifesaving Education, contact the Director of Lifesaving & Education or the relevant education officer(contact details are in the Contact Us section of this website).
Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
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.
Members are able to further their life saving qualifications by completing advanced training courses. These courses include:
- Advanced Resuscitation Certificate/Defibrillation
- First Aid Certificate
- Spinal Management
- Instructor & Examiners Courses
- IRB Crew person
- IRB Driver
Course Timetable & Registration
Lifesaving Education courses are listed in the What’s On section of this website.