Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

When & Where:
Session 1 - Thursday 13 July 5-8pm (Surf House)
Session 2 - Friday 14 July 5-8pm (Venue TBA)
Session 3 - Saturday 15 July 10-4pm (Darwin Waterfront)

Participants need to attend all 3 sessions, in full, to complete the course.

Free for active members of NT SLS club

This course is fully subsidised by SLSNT as we would like to encourage participants to join our Search & Rescue Team (SAR Team).

Members of the SAR Team provide a 24/7 marine search & rescue service in and around Darwin, utilising a fleet of assets (RWC's, RHIB and Offshore Rescue Boat).

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Aim of the Course

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to participate in search and rescue operations. This is a fundamental SLS course to become a rescue swimmer, which is an additional pathway for members interested in search and rescue without the need for powercraft qualifications.

Course learning outcomes:

  • Contribute to preparation activities for search and rescue operations
  • Recognise when a rescue response is required
  • Perform complex patient rescue, including search and rescue of a missing person
  • Demonstrate recovery and stand down procedures
  • Advanced water entry (rock and pier rescues) (where training location permits)
  • Retrieving submerged objects
  • On-land night search operation

Units of Competency

  • PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene
  • PUASAR011C Search as a member of an aquatic search team

These units form a part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue).


Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  1. Be at least 16 years of age on the date of final assessment
  2. Hold the Bronze Medallion award and the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  3. Be proficent in Bronze Medallion for the 2017 season
  4. Complete a 400m swim in 8 minutes or less

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