The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This course is the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision.
Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:
- be at least 13 years of age on the date of assessment
- have completed a 200 metre swim in five (5) minutes or less, unaided (goggles/mask permitted), in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, evidence of which must be provided to the Assessor on the timed swim form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification.
This award is assessed within the Altona club environment with an Assessor to Candidate ratio of 1:6. Candidates may be assessed by Assessors from another club.
For more detailed information on this award, download a copy of the course syllabus here.