The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.

Units/s of Competency

  • PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
  • PUASAR014A Operate and maintain a small powercraft and motor for rescue operations

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


Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  •  be at least 16 years of age to commence training
  • be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • hold and be currently proficient in:
    – IRB Crewperson Certificate
  • meet local state/NT marine licensing requirements where required

For more information, down load the Course-Syllabus-IRB-Driver

or email the Clubs Chief Training Officer

Please check the Club Calendar for up coming course dates. Search by Category ‘Education’.