Bronze Medallion Accredited

ZBMA

Important information

As of 1 April 2019‚ you are no longer required to hold a current RLSSA Bronze Medallion qualification before attending a RLSSA Pool Lifeguard course.

Requirements
Royal Life Saving Society NSW is not a CRICOS provider; it is unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa.

You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the required aquatic skills.

Course Description
The Bronze Medallion course focuses on developing the participants’ survival and rescue skills enabling them to make the correct decisions in an aquatic emergency. The Bronze Medallion course will enhance your personal survival skills while providing you with the knowledge and skills to develop the level of judgement‚ technique and physical ability required to safely perform water rescues. The lifesaving skills learnt and developed through the program are a great introduction to becoming a Pool Lifeguard.

This course contains delivery and assessment of the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Pre-Course Learning
This course requires the completion of an online module prior to attendance at the course. Only those who have completed the online module in full will be able to attend this course. (Study time: recommended 3 hours).

Course Theory
The course covers a range of water safety topics including safe water practices; survival in the water; self-preservation; recognising an emergency; assessment before and during a rescue; priorities for rescue; resuscitation; acceptance of responsibility; use of bystanders; emergency care; and contacting emergency services.

Practical Assessments Include
  • Resuscitation: Demonstrate effective CPR.
  • Swim: Swim 400 metres continuously within 13 minutes (100m freestyle‚ 100m breaststroke, 100m survival backstroke, 100m sidestroke).
  • Timed Tow: Swim 50 metres and tow a patient 50m within 3 min 15 seconds. The candidate will enter the water wearing swimwear, long trousers and a long sleeve shirt, any of which may be discarded as desired.
  • Survival and Rescue Skills: Demonstrate a range of survival techniques and appropriate rescues for a range of different aquatic environments and scenarios.
  • Spinal Injuries: Basic management of a suspected spinal injury in shallow water.
  • Rescue Initiative: Demonstrate initiative in effecting a rescue of two people who are in difficulty up to 15 metres from safety.
  • Contextualized aquatic emergency recognition, aquatic emergency response, aquatic casualty assessment, and communication in an aquatic emergency including injury and incident reporting.

Outcomes
To achieve a Statement of Attainment, candidates must successfully complete the practical components under the award conditions.

Upon successful course completion of the course participants will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Training certificate (Statement of Attainment). Units of Competency achievable through this course include:
  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • SISCAQU020 Perform Water Rescues

Candidates are required to bring:
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants for wearing in the water
  • Photo Identification
  • Pen and paper for note taking
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Goggles and swim cap (if preferred)
  • Comfortable clothing is recommended
  • Meals are not provided; it is recommended that you bring an adequate amount of food for your course. Some venues may be near food outlets.

Introduction:

In preparation of your Accredited Bronze Medallion Course:

Learning Outcomes:

Program Benefits:

Content:

   

Upcoming Workshops

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCost
Bronze Medallion Accredited 19 April 2024 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Burnie Aquatic Centre 8 $130.00
Perform Water Rescues 19 April 2024 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Burnie Aquatic Centre 8 $130.00
Bronze Medallion Accredited 25 May 2024 09:00 am - 03:00 pm St Michaels Collegiate 9 $130.00
Perform Water Rescues 25 May 2024 09:00 am - 03:00 pm St Michaels Collegiate 9 $130.00
Bronze Medallion Accredited 15 June 2024 09:00 am - 03:00 pm St Michaels Collegiate 10 $130.00
Perform Water Rescues 15 June 2024 09:00 am - 03:00 pm St Michaels Collegiate 10 $130.00
Bronze Medallion Accredited 6 July 2024 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Launceston Aquatic Centre 12 $130.00
Perform Water Rescues 6 July 2024 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Launceston Aquatic Centre 12 $130.00
Bronze Medallion Accredited 17 November 2024 08:30 am - 02:30 pm QUEENSTOWN POOL 12 $130.00
Perform Basic Water Rescue 17 November 2024 08:30 am - 02:30 pm QUEENSTOWN POOL 12 $130.00