189 West Coast Drive,
Sorrento WA 6020

Course Information

 

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

You must be at least 13 to obtain your Surf Rescue Certificate. This award will allow you to be part of the patrols at Sorrento Beach.

Before you begin training for the SRC you must be able to complete a 200 metre swim in 5 minutes or less. Training will involve surf awareness, basic first aid, basic resuscitation, surf skills, rescue techniques and patrols.

Bronze Medallion and Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

This award is open to all members over the age of 15 and involves training in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care, anatomy and physiology.

As simulated ocean rescues using different rescue equipment will be part of your training you will need a reasonable level of fitness and be able to complete a 400 metre swim in 9 minutes or less. Once you have achieved this our trainers will train you to the level of a proficient life saver.

The Cert II course usually runs for 6 - 8 weeks with both theory and practical elements. On completion you will need to sit for an exam to gain the award.

Provide First Aid

If you are not a great fan of swimming in the ocean it is still possible to be an active and fully contributing member of our patrols.  If you do the Provide First Aid award you can go on patrol as a First Aider.  To do this award you need to be at least 15 years of age.  This course typically takes 1 day.  Provide First Aid is a commercial course so is run separately to our main course calendar.  Contact the office of Paul Berry to sign up for a Provide First Aid course.

Further Awards

Once you have gained your Cert II you can further enhance your surf life saving skills by undertaking further courses.  See the training timetable on the Course Information Tab for a full list of courses that Sorrento Surf Club offers.

Pre-requisites

The flowing is a list of pre-requisites for the courses Sorrento Surf Club offers.

Non-commercial course pre-requisites            
 

 

             
SRC Minimum 13 years of age at time of final assessment      
  Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club        
  Be able to swim 200m within five minutes (time to be signed by SLS qualified coach, SLS Trainer &/or Assessor)
 

 

             
Bronze Minimum 15 years of age (on the day of final assessment)      
  Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club        
  Completed a 400m flat water swim in less than 9:00 minutes (signed off by an authorised club person)  
 

 

             
ARTC Minimum 15 years of age (on the day of final assessment)      
  Finan­cial mem­ber of the Surf Life Sav­ing Club        
  Hold at least ONE of the fol­low­ing SLSA awards: Bronze Medal­lion or Provide (Senior) First Aid  
 

 

             
Senior First Aid/Provide First Aid

 

Minimum 15 years of age (on the day of final assessment)

Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club

     
           
               
Pain Management Minimum 18 years of age (on the day of final assessment)      
  Hold the Senior First Aid Award          
  Hold the ARTC award          
  Be approved by the club to obtain this award        
  Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club        
 

 

             
IRB Crew Minimum 15 years of age (on the day of final assessment)      
  Hold the SLSA Bronze Medallion          
  Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club        
 

 

             
IRB Driver Minimum of 16 years of age to commence training        
  Minimum of 17 years of age on the date of final assessment      
  Hold and be currently proficient in the SLSA awards: Bronze Medallion and IRB Crew Certificate  
  Have met the Marine Licensing requirements in Western Australia      
  Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club      

 

You need to be a financial member to re-qual, as you will not be covered under SLSA insurance and cannot be entered into the Surf Life Saving Database - Surf Guard.Requalification

The main awards (Bronze and SRC) need to be requalified each year by 31st December of that year.  Some awards have different requalification periods.  It is each members responsibility for checking (in Surf Guard) which of their awards need requalifying each year.