Cadets shall be a minimum age of 13 years and up to 15 years of age on a seasonal basis. Cadets begin with the introduction of the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) at 13 years.The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. The cost of the SRC is $70 which includes the manual and patrol uniform.
The SRC course will give you an excellent introduction into how Surf Life Saving Clubs patrol and manage the beach providing a safe and assured environment to the public who come to the beach to enjoy themselves.
The course is competency based and covers 9 units; Safety and Wellbeing, Surf Awareness and Skills, Anatomy and Physiology, Basic First Aid, Basic Resuscitation, Resuscitation (CPR – only for candidates 15 years and over), Communications, Rescue techniques and Patrols.
Perform a board and tube rescue of a conscious and unconscious patient
Perform basic first aid
Perform Resuscitation and Patient Assessment
Complete a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m run in under five minutes
Communicate on Patrol via signals
Be a minimum of 13 years old on the date of final assessment.
Have completed a 200m swim in 5 minutes or less in a pool of at least 25m length or in open water on a measured course