To undertake this award you must be be:
- at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.
- complete an unaided swim (goggles/masks permitted) of 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, evidence of which must be provided to the Assessor on the appropriate form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification.
Once this competency is completed, qualified instructors will take you through the challenging but immensely satisfying journey that is the Bronze Medallion which includes the following units of competency:
PUA21012 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue):
- PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
- HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
- PUASAR013A Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
- PUATEA001B Work in a team
- PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation
- PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health & safety policies & procedures
- PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment
- PUASAR012C Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
Candidates may also be issued the following units:
- HLTCPR211B Perform CPR OR
- HLTAID001 Perform CPR
Following the training period, your competency will be tested through a variety of physical and theoretical tests, one of which is the classic 200m run- – 200m swim- 200m in under 8 minutes. Other areas of assessment include a range of other activities such as, board rescues, tube rescues, resuscitation , scenarios in first aid and beach management. It’s a great opportunity for you to push yourself out of your comfort zone, learn to perform under pressure and have some fun with a group of like-minded people.
For a more detailed description download the Bronze Medallion syllabus here