Aquatic venues pose risks which can be very serious and life threatening. Patrons can be put in danger for many reasons and can quickly become distressed in the water and in need of rescue.
This course will teach participants the skills and knowledge needed to supervise clients in aquatic locations, and provide a safer environment. This includes identifying and taking action for inappropriate behaviour, unsafe environmental conditions, individual(s) experiencing difficulty in the water and recognising emergency/rescue situations.
Training will also cover the requirements for effective and appropriate communication, reporting incidents and maintaining confidentially.
The following units will be included in your certificate:
An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:
- Physical fitness to be able to meet the demands of the practical demonstrations including having competent swimming ability and fitness, throwing a rescue device, handling mock casualties in the water, working as a team and communicating.
Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.
Assessments conducted during face-to-face training session(s) include:
Practical scenarios :
- Recognise, respond to and appropriately manage inappropriate behaviour
- Misusing equipment
- Swimming in unsafe areas
- Behaving with disregard for the safety of others or self
- Diving into shallow water
- Consuming alcohol or illegal drugs
- Recognise, respond to and appropriately manage an emergency rescue situation. Communicate and perform and throw aid rescue for:
- A weak swimmer in distress in the water (10m from pool side)
- Recognise, respond to an emergency situation – severe storm approaching
- Close down the pool due to inclement weather
- Recognise, respond to and appropriately manage an emergency rescue situation. Demonstrate communication, team work and leadership skills when supervising clients for:
- A contact tow of an unconscious swimmer
Documentation – completing an incident reporting form
Theory assessment – A written exam consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions must be completed at the end of the training session. Students must answer all questions