Bronze Medallion

  • OVERVIEW

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia

  • Course Outcomes:
  • Contribute to the management of work health and safety (WHS)
  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • Describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards
  • Recognise appropriate beach types, conditions and areas in the surfzone for bathing
  • Demonstrate surf skills
  • Explain the functions of various systems in the human body
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques
  • Perform basic resuscitation techniques (oxygen therapy, defibrillation)
  • Identify basic patient management techniques
  • Communicate in the workplace
  • Perform radio communications using approved SLSA radios
  • Perform patient approaches, support and escapes aided by equipment on a conscious and an unconscious patient
  • Identify people in distress in an aquatic environment
  • Perform surf skills
  • Perform patient retrieval and support unaided by equipment
  • Set up a patrol and describe your role on patrol
  • Demonstrate standard patrol practices
  • Work as part of a team
  • Improve fitness

This course aligns with the nationally recognised qualification PUA21012 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need? To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites: Qualifications: There are no specific qualifications Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites Other Requirements: You must be able to swim 400m in under 9 minutes in a pool of at least 25m in length, or over a measured open water course, prior to undertaking any water training or assessment activities. If you believe you already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this award, or who have received one or more of the related units of competency, you may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer. For example, you may apply to receive RPL if you are transitioning from your Surf Rescue Certificate to the Bronze Medallion. You must be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.

Accreditation: The Bronze Medallion aligns with the Nationally recognised qualifications PUA21012 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) and HLTAID002 CPR.

Cost:
Camp attendee $250 (includes $85 membership, jumper and weekend camp meals, plus material)
Adult Bronze $150 (includes $85 membership, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th Dec meals, plus material)
Membership sign up will be done as a part of the program

Communication:
Team App (find Seaspray Surf Club and request membership)
Seaspray Surf Club Main facebook pageMembers Page
Seaspray Surf Club Patrol group
Weekly email (emailed to members email address after registration)

Patrols:
Seaspray SLSC patrol on the beach every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (or 5:00pm) and every Sunday from 9:00am or (10:00am) to 4:00pm (or 5:00pm) plus Public Holidays from 1st Dec to Easter.
Active Bronze members will be rostered on in patrol groups 1 in every 5 weeks.

Ongoing training: Bronze Course Training Dates:
25th Oct and 1st Nov Swimming assessments and info sessions indoor pool at 6:00pm
Saturday 2nd Nov or Saturday 30th Nov - Advance Resuscitation Certificate - Attendance to one of these session is compulsory - this will be the teaching part of the CPR requirements of the course

Sunday Nov 10th or Sunday 1st Dec - Beach Training - 9am start - Attendance to one of these sessions is compulsory - These are requal days for all existing bronze members and will allow New Bronze members to meet and integrate with existing members. Friday 6th Dec - 8th Dec Sunday Camp at the Beach

Minimum hours:
33 hours Face to Face
21 Hours blended (adult and past bronze members)

Contact: Kylie Carew 0428 381 551