MSLSC Training Courses

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Lifesaving Award (Bronze Medallion)

The next MSLSC Lifesaving Award course will commence in September, 2020.  The first session will be the prerequisite swim, usually held at Charlestown Swim Centre.

The Bronze Medallion is recognised as the minimum standard for a qualified lifesaver. It will:

  • Cover the knowledge required for basic patrolling and surf awareness.
  • Provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop a level of judgement, technique and physical ability required to safely participate in surf lifesaving operations.
  • Enhance your fitness and your personal survival skills

Prerequisites for the course are:

  • Minimum 15 years old on date of final assessment
  • 400m pool swim in 9 minutes or better
  • Willing to volunteer to go on patrol at MSLSC

Click here to see the advertising poster for the 2019 spring course.

For a data sheet containing more detailed information on the 2019 spring course click here.

For more information please contact Anthony Tietze at email mslsc.education@gmail.com.

SRC (SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE)

The next MSLSC SRC course will be run in parallel with the 2020 Spring Surf Lifesaving Award course, commencing in September 2020.  The first session will be the prerequisite swim, usually held at Charlestown Swim Centre.

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. This course is the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision.

Prerequisites for the course are:

  • Minimum 13 years old on the date of final assessment
  • 200m pool swim in 5 minutes or better

To register or for more information please contact Sarah Bugbird at email sarahbugbird@hotmail.com.

Radio Operator

The date for the next MSLSC Radio Operator Course will be advised.  You will complete the course in just  one evening.  The course is usually run by Henry Scruton, the President of Hunter SLS.

For more information please contact Anthony Tietze at email mslsc.education@gmail.com.

Applied First Aid

HLTAID003  The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This is the current government approved course and the general first aid course that employers in Australia require.  Participants will need to complete an on-line theory activity prior to attendance.

The course is typically run over two evenings.  Check the Training Courses Calendar under the Education tab for dates of the next course.

For more information please contact Anthony Tietze at email mslsc.education@gmail.com.

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

HLTAID007  The next ART course will be run on the evenings of Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 February, 2020.  Candidates will develop the skills and knowledge to:

  • Use oxygen and airway management devices.
  • Use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) during resuscitation.
  • Administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious breathing causalities.

To register your interest or for more information please contact Anthony Tietze at email mslsc.education@gmail.com.

Spinal Management

This course will provide candidates with the skills and knowledge to manage injured casualties with suspected spinal injuries in an aquatic environment and in emergency situations.

The course is made up of one evening of theory and one practical session.  Check the Training Courses Calendar under the Education tab for dates of the next course.

To register your interest or for more information please contact Anthony Tietze at email mslsc.education@gmail.com.

Silver Medallion Beach Management

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a lifesaving team in emergency and non-emergency situations.  It is mandatory for people wishing to become a Patrol Captain.

Participants must hold and be proficient in a Bronze Medallion and be a minimum of 17 years old.

These courses are run by the Hunter Surf Lifesaving Branch, with the date for the nest course still to be set.

To register or for more information please contact Anthony Tietze at email mslsc.education@gmail.com.

Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to participate in search and rescue operations.

Participants must hold and be proficient in the Bronze Medallion and complete a pool swim of 400m in less than 8 minutes prior to undertaking the course.

The course is run by the Hunter Surf Lifesaving Branch over two sessions, usually one evening for theory and one morning for practical.  The practical session will include advanced water entry (possibly off rocks and/or a pier) and search and retrieval of submerged objects in a controlled manner.

The dates for the next course will be advised when they are announced by Hunter Branch.

For more information please contact Anthony Tietze at email mslsc.education@gmail.com.

IRB Driver Course

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

The next course will commence with a theory session on the evening of Thursday 19 March, 2020.

To register your interest or for more information please contact Nathan Wright at nathan@funda.net.au

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.

The next course will commence with a theory session on the evening of Thursday 19 March, 2020.

To register your interest or for more information please contact Nathan Wright at nathan@funda.net.au.