Education and training update November

The Training Team would like to take this opportunity to explain why we have moved to online workbooks and skills maintenance as we know that there have been a few struggles but most people have got there.

We hope that being online will assist us with ensuring that we can demonstrate that all of our members are compliant which when dealing with insurances and legal situations we are required to do. As Surf Life Saving SA is a Registered Training Organisation they need to have documentation to show when incidents occur and that has been limited in recent years and unfortunately clubs do not have the space to store such documents. In the past candidates, have been told to keep their own workbooks and I am sure that very feuw of us would have this to hand should an incident occur and we need to demonstrate what we had been taught so online it is with data back up in case of fire etc.

So, the link is: then login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006) Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members J

Awards Achieved

Congratulations to Seth Bartlett for taking that next qualification from being a “Great SRC to have on patrol” to a Bronze Medallion holder (quoted from Club Captain as well as a few other people who have spotted his great work on patrol). Congratulations to Taya Bartlett, Cooper Clee, Cameron Eckert, Jasmin Gibbins and Emma Weir for achieving their SRC and undertaking their observation patrols prior to getting their qualification. A great achievement for the group is that they then went on to complete their first patrol in their new award as a group, followed by a relaxing pizza to celebrate at the club. Thanks to all club members who took the time to come over and demonstrate your appreciation of their achievement of qualifying their faces said it all.

Semaphore Training group is very proud that our youngest trainer, Jennifer Hansen has trained yet another great group whilst she continues to train as a teacher for the local schools (we can only hope). Jen commenced training a squad of about 10 young people during the October school holidays & continued to provide update sessions dependent on weather up until 29th October 2016. As well as the 6 above Jen will be down at West Beach supporting a Charlie Conybear to gain his SRC as he was away last weekend, unfortunately the other young person is injured and unable to take part but will link with the next group.

Also big call out to the parents as with the recent weather there have been significant changes to the plans of the course and with everyones timetables it has meant working as a team to get things done which we did.

Current Closed Courses


The Bronze Course which started on 22 October 2016 has 2 Bronze and 4 SRC’s, (3 SRC’s attended some of the SRC training in the holiday but due to injury or short notice of training they were unable to commit to the entire course so have been across 2 courses which has had its struggles and we thank their parents for their support in this. They are all working hard towards being assessed on 3 December 2016 and we have Heather Eckert training this squad and Andrew Spence undertaking his trainer’s assessment with this course.

A few of this Bronze/SRC group took the opportunity to celebrate with the new SRC’s and Bronze holders on Saturday 29 October and completed their observation patrol early which demonstrates the great sportsmanship of this family club. You will see the others on the 19 November after their pre-assessment.

IRB Crew
IRB Crew course started in August with 4 new crew and 1 returning they are now preparing for their assessment on 19/11/16 thanks to Neil Bissett


Thanks to Brian Hession from Grange for undertaking 17 IRB Crew and 10 IRB Driver proficienices on Friday 28 October and thanks to all that made the effort to be there as it was short notice.

ARTC, ATV, Bronze, Radio and SRC proficiencies are well under way with 26 people having completed their dry proficiencies and 1 having completed their swim and rescues.

Next Bronze/ARTC/ATV/SRC & Radio proficiency is on Saturday 5 November 2016 which is Ducky Patrol so feel free to come down anytime from 1pm for dry proficiency or for 3pm if wanting to do your wet proficiency (but be aware may need time to organise so do not expect to be done immediately. Please note that as well as swim run swim you will need to be ready to do a tube and board rescue as well. From 3:30pm until 4:30pm we hope to undertake ATV proficiencies and if you have completed the workbook you can do your assessment.

Waiting Lists for Courses

Interested in any of the courses please log into this facebook page: to get updates on courses starting, timed swims and general updates as well as having people to ask questions.


A workbook will be sent out to all Patrol members on Thursday 3 November 2016 please let us know if you have not received this. We are hoping to undertake ATV practical assessments on the date of proficiencies from 3:30pm until 4:30pm. Please note that unless your license is registered with surf lifesaving (check the online portal) you will be unable to do this.) Should you wish to do this please bring a current drivers license and ensure that you are wearing fully enclosed shoes

Advanced Resus

We currently have 2 people registered. This is a course to enable you to provide a higher level of oxygen using OP airway , oxy bag as well as suction. Do you have Senior First Aid or Bronze Medallion?? Of so let us know and we will get a course organised once we have 8 people. Dylan or Kylie have agreed to help run this course.


Please ensure that you have completed your First Aid with Surf Life saving before your course is due to start, we have included November and December dates below as this is a pre-requisite for Bronze/SRC with Semaphore.

Timed Swim: You can work on your swimming at the Portside Swim Centre on Wednesday nights – we have 4 people working on this as we speak so come along and join the fun….

Actual date of Timed swim TBA (must be completed pre course starting)– Please advise once ready for timed swim

200m in 5 mins (SRC)
400m in 9 mins (Bronze)

You can buy the manual at the clothing store or bar for the theory information. Please connect to the online workbook(must be completed prior to course commencing) then you login (any issues with logging in call 1300 724 006)

Once in then go to “lifesaving online”, then “courses”, then “go to learning online”, accept the conditions; then go to Training Library “SKILLS MAINTENANCE”. SRC do “resus”, Bronze do “resus” and “radio”.” Please note when it mentions payment the courses you are linking to are free for members J

We would hope the latest a course would run is January/February 2017. Please note that we have a trainer on semester break from Uni so if you have friends that are interested in a compressed course get them together and let us know.

IRB Crew

Are you interested but not sure?? Then “Come and Try” on 3rd December from 3:30pm until 4:30pm when Neil Bisset is on Patrol as Driver… be aware you may not be the only one J

IRB Driver
Please note that you must be a Crew and have undertaken a good level of patrol hours covering Semaphore and more advanced waters and have a boat license which you must log with surf via the online portal. Once this is done register your interest.


Reduced cost course at $95 per person
Venue: Surf House 2 Barcoo Road West Beach, SA, 5024
Time: 9am until 5pm
Dates Options:
Saturday 26 November
Tuesday 29 November
Saturday 10 December
Tuesday 20 December.
Please book directly with Surf Life Saving SA on (08) 8354 690 or

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