Course Details




2 ½ hours

Duration may vary according to skill retention and class size.


Competency based with practical and theory assessments completed during the course.

Verification Validity

1 Year.

Course Accreditation

The course is nationally recognised.

Incorporating the Unit of Competence:

  • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues

This course provides the candidate with the ability to respond to an aquatic emergency using basic water rescue techniques and includes both theory and practical components as well as a handbook.

Topics include:

  • Industry and organisational requirements
  • Non-swimming rescues
  • Swimming rescues
  • Characteristics of a person in difficulty
  • Factors contributing to minor emergencies requiring rescue
  • First Aid
  • Responding to minor aquatic emergencies
  • Utilising people involved
  • Utilising rescue equipment
  • Putting the rescue plan into action
  • Evacuation drill