The Instructors Award - RWC certifies that the holder has the advanced RWC skills and knowledge to be an Instructor. The qualification enables members to obtain relevant theory and practical skills about instruction and teaching to be utilised when training members.
- 22 years of age
- Current member of a SLS club
- Rescue Water Craft Operators Award (Refreshed) *
- Hold all RWC Operator Award Prerequisites, current and refreshed.
- Refreshed Instructors Award - Surf Lifeguard or IRB **
* RWC Operators Award must be held for 12 months minimum prior to obtaining RWC Instructor Award
** Exemptions for this may be considered on a case by case basis based on previous experience and qualifications.
Duration: Variable depending on instruction time
Delivery: Trainee instructors must attend a minimum of two RWC Introductory courses as a "Probationary RWC Instructor".
Who should complete it: Anyone interested in getting started as an instructor
- RWC Instructor Candidate attends a minimum of two Introductory Courses as a “Probationary RWC Instructor”
- Attendance at first course (or more if not done sufficiently) as a mentor (mentor includes participating in the course with candidates and support them on a 1:1 basis, coaching and mentoring in a hands-on manner).
- Attendance at second and subsequent courses, Probationary RWC Instructors are expected to facilitate sections of the Introductory Course.
- RWC Instructor Sign off and Approval;
- Probationary RWC Instructors are assessed by the lead Instructor (a qualified RWC Examiner) of the RWC Introductory Course, and the other attending Instructors (Qualified RWC Instructors or Examiners) against the demonstrated competencies.
- Final sign off and Recommendation of the RWC Instructors Award is carried out by the lead Instructor of the Introductory Course (must be a qualified RWC Examiner)
- Successfully qualify 2 candidates through the RWC Operators Award
At the completion of the qualification candidates will be able to:
- Prepare for lessons and implement lesson plans and sequences.
- Create a safe physical environment conducive to learning/training.
- Communicate with candidates.
- Identify and apply effective questioning techniques.
- Evaluate own instruction.
- Identify and apply learning styles and identify and reduce learning barriers.
- Prepare candidates for assessment.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of an instructor.
- RWC Instructor Candidates register interest with Regional Lifesaving Manager & RWC Chief Examiner
- Pre-requisites checked
- Club and Regional endorsement is sought
- If approved, entered in to PAM as ‘Probationary Instructor before being eligible to attend first introductory course as a (proby) instructor.