Tasmania Police Rescue Award

ZPRA

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 including:
  • 200m continuous swim - untimed
  • 50m swim / 50m tow - untimed

As part of this course candidates must be able to perform at least two minutes of uninterrupted CPR on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

Course Description
Tasmania Police Recruitment Swimming Certification
Prior to selection on a Tas Police recruit course‚ applicants require a current First Aid Certificate and a Royal Life Saving Tasmania Police Rescue Award. Applicants are responsible for obtaining these qualifications. The Police Rescue Award is similar to the RLSSA Bronze Medallion award. It will enhance your personal survival skills while providing you with the knowledge and skills to be able to safely carry out water rescues and prevent accidents around the water.

All candidates are required to successfully complete a range of practical wet & dry assessments and a theory exam.

Please note: this course requires practical application of Resuscitation that will require kneeling on the floor; a range of first aid practical scenarios; and a range of swimming and rescue application skills, such as Reach / Throw / Wade / Swim & Tow Rescues. Candidates are required to fully submerge in the water and have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the skills required. Candidates need to successfully complete all the practical components under the award conditions in order to achieve certification.

Pre-Course Learning
Candidates will be issued the following after enrolment into this course:
  • Either a workbook or token Code to access/ complete pre-course theory
  • A swimming and lifesaving manual that will assist with completion of the pre-course theory

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
  • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues

Successful candidates will also be awarded:
  • RLSSA Tasmania Police Rescue Award (valid for 12 months)
  • RLSSA Tasmania CPR Award (valid for 12 months)

Candidates are required to bring:
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants for water activities
  • Change of clothes for dry land assessments
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Goggles and swim cap (if preferred)
  • Comfortable clothing is recommended
  • A hat, rash vest and sunscreen are also recommended for personal comfort in the water
  • 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.


COVID-19 Information:
In order to make sure we are conducting training as safely as possible, and to protect our learners and trainers, Royal Life Saving has implemented some changes to the way we facilitate our Face to Face workshops. We have:
  • Made hand hygiene facilities available at our training venues;
  • Increased cleaning frequencies and standards for general spaces and equipment;
  • Decreased group sizes;
  • Introduced physical distancing as per current Government restrictions;
  • and Mandated the completion of Infection Control learning modules for all staff and trainers.
Before attending a Face to face workshop, please consider your health and others'. Please do not attend your chosen course if you are feeling unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.

At your course you can expect:
  • To be asked to complete a Verbal Health Assessment, and Temperature check;
  • To be asked to wash/ sanitise your hands prior to entering the training space;
  • To be provided adequate personal space in order to maintain required physical distances from others;
  • To perform practical assessment tasks on yourself or on a manikin (not on others);
  • To be asked to excuse yourself from the training space if you declare yourself to be unwell, or begin displaying flu-like signs;
  • To be asked to wash/sanitise your hands before leaving the workshop.

These changes will help to keep everybody safe and they form part of our Terms and Conditions for participation. If you think you may have any difficulty complying with these changes, please contact your local Royal Life Saving office at your earliest convenience.

Introduction:

Tasmania Police Recruitment Swimming Certification
Prior to selection on a Tas Police recruit course‚ applicants require a current First Aid Certificate and a Royal Life Saving Tasmania Police Rescue Award. Applicants are responsible for obtaining these qualifications. The Police Rescue Award is similar to the RLSSA Bronze Medallion award. It will enhance your personal survival skills while providing you with the knowledge and skills to be able to safely carry out water rescues and prevent accidents around the water.

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Upcoming Workshops

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCost
Tasmania Police Rescue Award 29 January 2022 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 10 $165.00
Tasmania Police Rescue Award 26 February 2022 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 10 $165.00
Tasmania Police Rescue Award 19 March 2022 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 10 $165.00
Tasmania Police Rescue Award 9 April 2022 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Launceston Aquatic Centre 10 $165.00
Tasmania Police Rescue Award 30 April 2022 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 10 $165.00
Tasmania Police Rescue Award 2 July 2022 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 10 $165.00