Course Information


Overview:

ASI created this SUP sport specific water safety rescue award specifically for stand up paddle instructors and anyone who paddles regularly.


Aim:

Provide SUP Instructors with skills and knowledge to perform simple rescues in SUP enclosed flat water and exposed waters locations.


Locations:

The training is conducted  at:  

  • Enclosed flat waters including rivers, creeks and lagoons, or
  • Coastal locations and inland bodies of water and harbours over 1 km (0.6 miles wide)  No breaking waves.

Career Outcomes:

    Water safety and rescue skills for Stand Up Paddle Instructors.


Topics Covered:

    • Identify emergency situations
    • Respond to emergency situations
    • Apply SUP rescue techniques
    • Demonstrate simulated in-water rescues on conscious and unconscious patients
    • Identify the signs of potential spinal injuries and respond and treat accordingly
    • Emergency signals and incident reporting

Entry Requirements:

  • Be medically and physically fit
  • Able to swim a minimum of 100 metres (328 ft), run 200 metres (650 ft), prone paddle 200 metres (650ft) on a stand up paddle board within 10 minutes

Delivery Options:

The ASI SUP Water Safety Rescue course can be completed by:

  • Attending a workshop (full workshop)
  • Attending a workshop (proficiency). Australia only. Attend practical - completing mission and in-water rescues.

Course Requirements:

Delivery option - Workshop:

This intensive 5 hour workshop is ideal for people who are comfortable in the water and can swim 100 metres without stopping and prone paddle effectively.


Workshop course requirements:
To gain your SUP Water Safety Rescue qualification, you will need to:

At workshop:

  • complete timed SUP mission:  swim 100 metres (328 ft), run 200 metres (650 ft), prone paddle 200 metres  (650ft) on a stand up paddle board within 10 minutes
  • demonstrate in-water rescues
  • complete multi-choice test

Before or after the workshop, provide copies of:

Duration:
Workshop: 5 hours
You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.


Delivery option - Proficiency:

Australia only.  This is for people who have previously completed the ASI SUP Safety Rescue Award  (Flat) within the previous 12 months.  


Workshop course requirements:

To gain your SUP Water Safety Rescue qualification, you will need to:

At workshop:

  • complete timed SUP mission:  swim 100 metres (328 ft), run 200 metres (650 ft), prone paddle 200 metres  (650ft) on a stand up paddle board within 10 minutes

Before or after the workshop, provide copies of:

Duration:

Workshop: 3 hours
You have 12 months from date of workshop to complete all course requirements.


What we provide:

ASI Stand Up Paddle Water Safety Rescue manual


Equipment:

The following equipment and clothing is required to complete the training:

  • Flat water stand up paddle board
  • Paddle
  • Coiled leash (leg-rope)
  • SUP clothing suitable for paddling and suitable for immersion in water when performing rescues

Certificate issued:

ASI Stand Up Paddle Water Safety Rescue Award (Flat Water)

Endorsement 

ASI is a Registered Training Organisation and the ASI Water Safety Rescue Award aligns to the following:
Australian Department of Education. Registered Training Organisation RTO ID 91496
Statement of Attainment in Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
for units of competency:
PUASAR013A Participate in an Aquatic Rescue Operation


Additional certificate issued:

n/a


Renewal:

The Certificate is valid for 24 months (or 12 months in Australia) from the date you completed the workshop.

There is no renewal on this qualification.  

To obtain a new certificate, participants complete the course again.


FAQs:

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