STUDENT INFORMATION

Award issued - SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescue

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 24 months in line with industry standards. Locate the most current training package at training.gov.au 

Our obligation to you

We are required to provide clear evidence to enable you to decide if this course is suitable for you. This course teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform basic water rescue in indoor or outdoor aquatic venues.

This unit applies to all workers who may be required to perform basic water rescue in a range of situations, including swimming pools. Work is performed according to accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues, relevant legislation and organisational policies.

Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909 is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment and will be issuing the statement of attainment for this unit even if the training is provided by Cardiac Safe Pty Ltd.

Are there physical requirements for this course?

It is important to note that there are physical standards which relate to the level of performance required when undertaking accredited training. There can be no exceptions to these Australian Government requirements that are clearly written into the Training Package.

Therefore, students who are unable to satisfy the physical requirements of the course cannot be deemed competent or issued with a statement of attainment, even if the qualification is a necessary part of their employment conditions.

The Training Package for this unit requires a student to be physically able to perform basic water rescue in an indoor or outdoor aquatic venue and also be able to swim 50 meters freestyle, 50 meters breaststroke and 50 meters sidestroke

Resources that will be available for this course  

Pool safety equipment

-          Flotation devices

-          First aid facilities and equipment

-          Ropes

-          Suitable to perform a reach rescue

 Course times


Pre-course study

If there is pre-course study for the course, it is found in the student portal. Students must have access to a computer, phone, tablet etc. with access to the internet to complete the pre-course study online.

What does competency-based training actually mean? 

A competency-based training environment is centred on demonstrated competence against industry-defined standards of performance. Competency-based training is the concept that individuals learn at different rates as well as through different modes and different environments and that the skills and knowledge that a student has acquired previously are able to be formally recognised.

Amount of training and the AQF volume of learning

The AQF Volume of Learning describes how long a student, who does not hold any competencies identified in the qualification, would normally take to develop all of the required skills and knowledge at that qualification level. The amount of training comprises the formal learning activities that are provided to a student to enable them to meet the requirements of each training product and gain the skills and knowledge specified in the relevant training product.


Exceptions for the duration of the course

Course durations are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 students. If there are fewer students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 students, it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of students.

Recognition or any prior learning or previous courses 

Upon enrolment, you are given the opportunity to upload your previous certificate and based on that evidence; the course can be modified based on your previous knowledge. There is a currency requirement to be able to demonstrate skills such as performing basic water rescue.

We need to identify any support you require to complete this course 

Upon enrolment, we will give you an opportunity to provide information on your language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete this course. There is also the opportunity to provide details and communicate any special needs or support requirements you may have.  Assistance can be sought from our student support officer at Allens Training Pty Ltd by phoning 1300 559 064.

We provide equitable access to all required educational and support services so that no student is disadvantaged to be able to enrol into this course regardless of their mode of study or location. Students can organise to meet with their trainer on a one-to-one basis for additional support, plus email and phone contact.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)      

Completing any vocational education course in Australia, it is a requirement for you to obtain and supply a USI. This is obtainable from usi.gov.au if a USI is not supplied and verified with usi.gov.au a certificate cannot be issued to you.

If you are under 18 years of age

It is a requirement that parental/guardian consent is obtained for students under the age of 18 to be able to participate in a course.  The form for this can be found here.

Funding and work placement arrangements       

There is no funding or work placements associated with this course.

Foundation skills required

Foundation skills are the underpinning communication skills required for participation in the workplace, the community and in adult education and training.

  • Learning – to learn to provide basic water rescue techniques
  • Reading – to produce a written report
  • Writing – to complete documentation such as reports/risk assessments.
  • Oral communication – to call the ambulance/other personnel
  • Numeracy – to complete reporting requires

Reasonable adjustment explained

Reasonable adjustment refers to flexibility in assessment approaches to account for individual learning needs, while still adhering to the assessment requirements of the relevant training package or VET accredited course. Whilst reasonable adjustments can be made in terms of the way in which evidence of performance is gathered, the evidence criteria for making competent/not yet competent decisions should not be altered in any way.

If a student meets essential entry requirements, the RTO must endeavour to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ necessary for them to complete their course work or demonstrate competency. This may include adjusting the physical environment, student learning materials or the manner that a theory test is completed. In most situations, a student with a disability will be able to tell the RTO what he or she needs to be able to study. If necessary, the RTO should also seek advice from disability areas within government departments or organisations that represent or provide services to people with a disability.

Adjustments may include:

Modifying educational premises. For example, making ramps, modifying toilets and ensuring that classes are in rooms accessible to the person with a disability.

Modifying or providing equipment. For example, lowering lab benches, enlarging computer screens, providing specific computer software or an audio loop system.

Changing assessment procedures. For example, allowing for alternative examination methods such as oral exams, or allowing additional time for someone else to write an exam for a person with a disability.

Changing course delivery. For example, providing study notes or research materials in different formats or providing a sign language interpreter for a person who is hearing impaired.

Please note that in some Training Packages, first aid and CPR training for example, there are mandatory skills that cannot be modified as a reasonable adjustment. The student is required to complete 2 minutes of adult CPR on a manikin on the floor. There is no room for reasonable adjustment as it is stated as what is required in the Training Package.

 

ASSESSMENT – THEORY

Multi choice question paper

You will be assessed on:

Legislation, organisational policies and procedures and industry standards in relation to:

·     The safe conduct of water rescue

·     Accurate completion of incident documentation

Common signs and signals of a person experiencing difficulties in the water and possible contributing factors:

·     Call for help

·     Vertical body position

·     Minimal or non-supportive leg action

·     Vigorous arm movements

·     Submerged or unconscious person

Use and location of equipment types

Non-swimming rescue methods and techniques

·     Reach

·     Rope throw

·     Throw flotation aid

Swimming rescue methods and techniques:

·     Accompanied

·     Wade

·     Non-contact tow

·     Contact tow

Issues that arise during rescues and appropriate adjustments to ensure safety of self and others

Communication systems used during rescues to inform managers, other employees and emergency services of progress

Potential dangers in a range of aquatic environments and how to respond

 

ASSESSMENT – PRACTICAL

Practical demonstrations

Simulated assessment environments must reflect the real-life working environment where these skills and knowledge would be performed, with all the relevant equipment and resources of that working environment.

Skills must be demonstrated working individually in an environment that provides realistic in-depth, industry-validated scenarios and simulations to assess students’ skills and knowledge.

It’s important that students have knowledge of the content of this course. The assessable practical tasks are listed below, showing what skills will be assessed.

 

You will be assessed on your demonstrations of:

 

Identify and evaluate aquatic emergencies

Recognise signs and signals of a person in difficulty

Assess situation to determine an appropriate response in an aquatic emergency

Identify and assess immediate hazards and risks to self and others

Apply basic water rescue principles

Determine rescue immediate hazards and risks to self and others

Access and use available equipment, as required

Perform basic water rescue techniques according to emergency needs using fitness and strength levels required in own work environment

Communicate incident details 

Convey incident details accurately to emergency response services

Report details of the incident to workplace supervisor as appropriate

Provide reassurance to bystanders as required

Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies 


Student written agreement

If you are completing this course, please download the student agreement to ensure that you are aware of your rights and obligations.  You can access the student written agreement by clicking here.

Course requirements          

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licensing or certification requirements for this course.


Skill Set - HLTAID001 & SISCAQU002

Information about the course:

This skills set teaches the skills and knowledge required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. This course is developed for existing workers in the industry who may require CPR training as recommended by the ARC. This course also describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic water rescues in indoor or outdoor aquatic venues.

Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory work health and safety regulatory authority.

Units:

Target Audience:

Those who are required to provide an emergency first aid response in a workplace. The skills set applies to all workers who may be required to perform basic water rescues in a range of situations, including swimming pools. Work is performed according to accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues, relevant legislation and organisational policies.

Course Requirements:

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licencing or certification requirements for this course.

Students are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them to the course.

Assessment Requirements:

It is a Training Package requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing uninterrupted CPR for at least 2 minutes on a CPR manikin placed on the floor. It is also a requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing swimming rescues in a simulated aquatic facility or environment such as an indoor pool, outdoor pool, or shallow water venue.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues

Recertification Requirements:

It is recommended this unit be renewed every 12 months in line with industry standards.

Course Duration:

  • Full course: pre-course study plus 5 hours face-to-face

Important information regarding course durations:

Course durations, as mentioned above, are reflective of group sizes of between 4 and 15 participants. If there are fewer students in a group, you may find course duration reduced by a maximum of 10%. If a class size exceeds 15 participants it may therefore also be necessary to increase course duration depending on the number of participants.

Pre course study options:

There are a few different options for completing your pre-course study. 

We recommend our First Aid News Video as it is the most convenient option.