Silver Medallion IRB Driver
General course information
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.
Specific entry requirements
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 Bronze Medallion and IRB Crewperson Certificate
hold a current QLD recreational marine license - this must be noted in Surfguard - check with the office prior to enrolling as it must be sighted and the expiry date noted.
If 18 years or older hold a valid working with children Blue Card and complete the Child Youth Risk Management Strategies Training (CYRMS) and Child Safe Awareness Course (CSA) accessed via the SLSQ Hub.
Understand the roles and responsibilities of an IRB Driver, including:
Drive an IRB
Perform rescues in an IRB as a Driver
Prepare and maintain an IRB motor
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the SLSA Silver Medallion IRB Driver. You will also receive the following nationally recognised qualification and units of competency issued through Surf Life Saving Queensland (RTO 2804):
PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
PUASAR014 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)
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
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.
If you gain your award after 01 July then you are not required to attend a proficiency until the following year
Please note that QLD members are not permitted to attend proficiency outside the state