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IRB Crew Certificate

General course information

Please see training calendar for course dates.

Specific entry requirements

  • Financial member of Alexandra Headland SLSC

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

  • Currently proficient in Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) 

  • If 18 years or older hold Blue Card and ensure is linked to SLSQ membership

  • Have completed CYRMS and CSA this season

  • Complete SLS Queensland Education student registration (USI/LUI needed)

Course overview

In this course you will learn the roles and responsibilities of an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewperson. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew and maintain an IRB in surf rescue operations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of an IRB Crewperson

  • Crew an IRB

  • Maintain an IRB

Unit of Competency:

  • PUASAR015 Crew small power craft in a rescue operation.

This unit is part of the PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue).


Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Annual skills maintenance requirements

  • For this award to remain current candidates must perform an annual skills maintenance activity at a Queensland Club between 01 July and 31 December of each year.

  • Please note that if you gain your award after 01 July then you are not required to attend a proficiency until the following year.

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