Current Members Only

Course Dates

All training is postponed until further notice


The next IRBC course (attendance at all sessions is mandatory):

Wednesday 17th November 6pm-8pm

Saturday 20th November 2021 – 7:00 am to 1:00pm

Sunday 21st November 2021 – 8:00 am to 1:00pm

Saturday  27th November 2021 – 08:00 am to 1:00 pm (Assessment) 

Click the register here button to register your interest in the next course. Registrations extended and close 5pm 15th November 2021.


Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment

  • be currently proficient in Bronze Medallion/Cert II

What's Covered

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat in surf rescue operations.

Learning Outcomes:

List the different classes of IRB

Identify the components of an IRB and ancillary equipment

Contribute to the safe and efficient launching of an IRB

Demonstrate safe crewing positions while negotiating the surf

Perform emergency procedures

Observation, hazards and risks are identified and clearly communicated to the driver


Maintain an IRB:

Perform pre-operational checks and preventative maintenance of the IRB hull

Perform post-operational maintenance of the IRB hull

Report major wear or damage according to organisation procedures

Perform conscious and unconscious casualty pick-ups

Perform complex rescues including swimming rescues, sailboarder and kite surfer rescues.


Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course.