Bay of Plenty - Surf Lifeguard & Patrol Support Exam #1

Event Details

Sat 16 Oct 9:00AM
To be confirmed, Eastern - Bay of Plenty

Event Contact:

Talia Comp

Tel: 0211901727

Email: talia.comp@surflifesaving.org.nz

<h3>Registrations for this exam close on Sunday 3rd October 2021</h3> <h3> </h3> <h3>Surf Lifeguard Award:</h3> <h3>Course Overview</h3> <p>The Surf Lifeguard Award certifies that the holder has the basic skills and knowledge to be a Surf Lifeguard.  This is the entry-level qualification for members to be a patrolling member.  The Surf Lifeguard Award is the first step on the Surf Life Saving New Zealand lifeguard pathway.</p> <hr /> <h3>Course Information </h3> <p><span>Pre-requisites</span>: 14 years of age  |  Current member of a SLS club </p> <p><span>Duration</span>: Variable depending on competence and instruction structure 2-8 weeks </p> <p><span>Delivered by</span>: Surf Life Saving club instructors, examined by local examiners </p> <p><span>Who should complete it</span>: Anyone interested in getting started as a Surf Lifeguard</p> <p><span>Candidate requirements</span>: Complete all tests, practical tasks and theory successfully </p> <p><span>Exam components</span>: </p> <ul> <li>400m pool swim under 9 minutes</li> <li>Run-Swim-Run in the Surf</li> <li>Tube Rescue in the pool and surf</li> <li>First Aid and CPR</li> <li>Communication Signals</li> <li>Radio Communication</li> <li>Theory questions</li> <li>Rescue tows and releases</li> </ul> <h3>Topics covered </h3> <ol> <li>Introduction and risk management</li> <li>The physical environment </li> <li>CPR</li> <li>First Aid </li> <li>Roles and responsibilities </li> <li>Surf Lifeguard skills and knowledge </li> <li>Communication  </li> </ol> <h3>Outcomes</h3> <p>At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to:</p> <ol> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety issues relevant to Surf Life Saving members.</li> <li>Describe the features of the surf environment.</li> <li>Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of a Surf Lifeguard.</li> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication.</li> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of effective scanning techniques and victim identification.</li> <li>Perform retrieval of underwater objects.</li> <li>Perform releases and tows in an aquatic environment.</li> <li>Demonstrate Surf Life Saving signal communication and demonstrate knowledge of graphic communication.</li> <li>Communicate using a two-way radio.</li> <li>Perform a tube rescue.</li> <li>Provide resuscitation (no unit standards).</li> <li>Provide first aid (no unit standards).</li> </ol> <hr /> <h3>Patrol Support</h3> <h3>Course Overview</h3> <p>The Patrol Support certifies that the holder has the basic skills and knowledge to be a Patrol Support Member. Patrol Support is considered to be an extension to the minimum number of lifeguards required on patrol, as stated in the Patrol Operations Manual.  <br />Patrol Support Members must not take part in any water based activities on patrol, such as rescues or preventative actions. These are for surf lifeguards only. </p> <h3>Course Information </h3> <p><span>Pre-requisites</span>: </p> <ul> <li>14 years of age | Current member of a SLS club</li> </ul> <p><br /><span>Duration</span>: Variable depending on competence and instruction structure 2-8 weeks</p> <p><span>Delivered by</span>: Surf Life Saving club instructors, examined by local examiners</p> <p><span>Who should complete it</span>: Anyone interested in becoming a Patrol Support member, any member who is unable to complete the water-based requirements of the Surf Lifeguard Award. </p> <p><span>Candidate requirements</span>: The Patrol Support member must pass the entire theoretical component of the Surf Lifeguard Award.  </p> <p><span>Exam components</span>:</p> <ul> <li>Theory Paper 80% correct</li> <li>First Aid </li> <li>Radio Operations </li> <li>CPR</li> <li>Signals</li> </ul> <h3>Topics Covered</h3> <ol> <li>Introduction and risk management </li> <li>The physical environment </li> <li>CPR </li> <li>First Aid </li> <li>Roles and responsibilities </li> <li>Communication </li> </ol> <h3>Outcomes</h3> <p>At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to:</p> <ol> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety issues relevant to Surf Life Saving members</li> <li>Describe the features of the surf environment</li> <li>Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of a Patrol Support Member</li> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication</li> <li>Demonstrate knowledge of effective scanning techniques and victim identification</li> <li>Demonstrate Surf Life Saving signal communication and demonstrate knowledge of graphic communication</li> <li>Communicate using a two-way radio</li> <li>Provide resuscitation (no unit standards)</li> <li>Provide first aid (no unit standards)</li> </ol> Development

Description

Registrations for this exam close on Sunday 3rd October 2021

 

Surf Lifeguard Award:

Course Overview

The Surf Lifeguard Award certifies that the holder has the basic skills and knowledge to be a Surf Lifeguard.  This is the entry-level qualification for members to be a patrolling member.  The Surf Lifeguard Award is the first step on the Surf Life Saving New Zealand lifeguard pathway.


Course Information 

Pre-requisites: 14 years of age  |  Current member of a SLS club 

Duration: Variable depending on competence and instruction structure 2-8 weeks 

Delivered by: Surf Life Saving club instructors, examined by local examiners 

Who should complete it: Anyone interested in getting started as a Surf Lifeguard

Candidate requirements: Complete all tests, practical tasks and theory successfully 

Exam components

  • 400m pool swim under 9 minutes
  • Run-Swim-Run in the Surf
  • Tube Rescue in the pool and surf
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Communication Signals
  • Radio Communication
  • Theory questions
  • Rescue tows and releases

Topics covered 

  1. Introduction and risk management
  2. The physical environment 
  3. CPR
  4. First Aid 
  5. Roles and responsibilities 
  6. Surf Lifeguard skills and knowledge 
  7. Communication  

Outcomes

At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety issues relevant to Surf Life Saving members.
  2. Describe the features of the surf environment.
  3. Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of a Surf Lifeguard.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of effective scanning techniques and victim identification.
  6. Perform retrieval of underwater objects.
  7. Perform releases and tows in an aquatic environment.
  8. Demonstrate Surf Life Saving signal communication and demonstrate knowledge of graphic communication.
  9. Communicate using a two-way radio.
  10. Perform a tube rescue.
  11. Provide resuscitation (no unit standards).
  12. Provide first aid (no unit standards).

Patrol Support

Course Overview

The Patrol Support certifies that the holder has the basic skills and knowledge to be a Patrol Support Member. Patrol Support is considered to be an extension to the minimum number of lifeguards required on patrol, as stated in the Patrol Operations Manual.  
Patrol Support Members must not take part in any water based activities on patrol, such as rescues or preventative actions. These are for surf lifeguards only. 

Course Information 

Pre-requisites

  • 14 years of age | Current member of a SLS club


Duration: Variable depending on competence and instruction structure 2-8 weeks

Delivered by: Surf Life Saving club instructors, examined by local examiners

Who should complete it: Anyone interested in becoming a Patrol Support member, any member who is unable to complete the water-based requirements of the Surf Lifeguard Award. 

Candidate requirements: The Patrol Support member must pass the entire theoretical component of the Surf Lifeguard Award.  

Exam components:

  • Theory Paper 80% correct
  • First Aid 
  • Radio Operations 
  • CPR
  • Signals

Topics Covered

  1. Introduction and risk management 
  2. The physical environment 
  3. CPR 
  4. First Aid 
  5. Roles and responsibilities 
  6. Communication 

Outcomes

At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of health and safety issues relevant to Surf Life Saving members
  2. Describe the features of the surf environment
  3. Identify and describe the roles and responsibilities of a Patrol Support Member
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of effective communication
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of effective scanning techniques and victim identification
  6. Demonstrate Surf Life Saving signal communication and demonstrate knowledge of graphic communication
  7. Communicate using a two-way radio
  8. Provide resuscitation (no unit standards)
  9. Provide first aid (no unit standards)