Albany SLSC provides training for community members in the following two ‘fee for service’ courses.
Community Surf Rescue Certificate
|Who||Care Givers, Educators, General Public|
|Testing||200m Swim, Fitness Test, CPR|
|Where||Albany SLSC and Denmark SLSC|
|When||Albany: Week 9 of School Term 4 each year|
Denmark: March each year
This is the required award for water safety for most supervised excursions such as school, or activity groups. The course covers the legislative aspects of the duty of care around water and provides training in hazard awareness, swimmer recovery and CPR. It is a practical based course and candidates will take a whole day to complete the course with some prereading to be complete prior to the day. There is a proficiency test of a 200m swim that must be achieved within 5 mins before training begins. There is also a fitness test of a run, swim, run over a 300m course also to be completed in 5 minutes that will be conducted later in the day.
The annual requlaification of this award is run on the same day.
Introduction to Beach Safety
|Who||Schools/Outdoor Educational Programs/Other Organisations|
This is a short course of two or three hours, depending on need, to help raise the awareness of beach and open water hazards with young people. It is typically accessed by youth residential facilities and by schools as an adjunct to their Outdoor Education programs. Delivery times and dates will be negotiated with organisations to meet their needs.