Aquatic Rescue for Playleaders


November 29, 2020

The Aquatic rescue for play leader’s qualification is intended for low
risk, shallow water environments. As detailed in the Risk Analysis, if
the risk rating is any higher than low then Bronze Medallion rescue
skills are required.

On successful completion of the Aquatic Rescue Certificate for Play
Leaders, participants will have an understanding of risk management
and how to undertake a risk assessment using the appropriate forms.

Participants will be able to develop and implement an emergency
action plan, perform resuscitation and conduct an aquatic rescue in a
low risk aquatic environment.

Course Fee $120 per participant (minimum of five (5) per course).

The cost includes a basic first aid kit and resuscitation mask per participant that they get to keep after the course.

Duration 6-7 hours Face to Face
Pre-requisites: Nil

Entry Requirements:

Reasonable level (AQF level 3) of spoken and written English

      • Participants must have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to successfully complete the course
      • Work Placement Requirements: Nil
      • Minimum Age Requirements: Nil although the participant must be able to interact in an adult learning environment
      • Certification: Aquatic Rescue for Playleaders

The AQUATIC RESCUE FOR PLAYLEADERS course contains the following elements:

Theory - How to Call for help in an Emergency
Demonstration / Practical Recovery Position Demonstration and
Practice Recovery Position Variations
Demonstration / Practical - Adult, Child and Infant Resuscitation
Demonstration / Practical Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Scenarios with Ongoing Assessment
Theory - Automated External Defibrillator
Theory - Communicable Diseases and Hygiene
Theory Rescue Principles – Steps in a Rescue
Demonstration / Practical - Types of Entries
Theory / Demonstration - Characteristics of A Person in Difficulty
Theory / Demonstration / Practical - Rescue Techniques
Demonstration/Practical - Recover and Resuscitate
Theory / Demonstration / Practical - Spinal Management
Theory - Emergency Care (DRSABCD)
Theory - Accident Report Forms


1 Theory Examination - Answer a series of multiple choice questions on water safety.
2 Swim 25m swim of any stroke
3 Resuscitation Initiative - Demonstrate initiative in dealing with a
non breathing person.
4 Rescues - Reach/Throw - Perform a throwing rescue.
5 Accompanied Rescue - Rescue a weak swimmer in difficulty with a
flotation aid.
6 Defensive & Escape Techniques - Dressed in swimwear, trousers and
long sleeved shirt perform 2 techniques in deep water.
7 Recovery and Resuscitate - Identify a submerged casualty in water,
recover and resuscitate the casualty in water
less than 2m in depth
8 Spinal Injury - Apply the extended arm rollover for the immobilisation
of  a spinal injury and then wade with the casualty for
5 metres.
9 Rescue Initiative - Demonstrate initiative in effecting a rescue of
2 people who are in difficulty up to 15 metres
from safety and whose conditions are
unrevealed. Complete a written Incident Report.

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