An approved Royal Life Saving NSW Bronze Facilitator is able to instruct and assess the components of the Royal Life Saving Bronze award strands, as well as Rescue strands. These strands teach land-based and water-based rescue techniques, including contact rescues for unconscious casualties and Resuscitation techniques.
The Bronze strands include:
Aims to develop skills and knowledge of safe water rescue and survival in candidates from secondary school age, and older. As the most basic of the Bronze Strands, the Bronze Star does not train candidates in any form of contact rescue on conscious persons in deep water. This award also encompasses a Resuscitation Awareness Award.
Aims to develop the knowledge, judgement, technique and physical ability required to carry out safe water rescues in a variety of aquatic environments. This course can be completed by candidates aged 14 and older. This award also encompasses a Resuscitation Award.
Aims to further develop the level of judgement, technique and physical ability to carry out water rescues. A Bronze Medallion is a pre-requisite to being able to achieve this award. This award also encompasses a Resuscitation Award.
The Rescue strands include:
This award is aimed at Primary School aged students and older; it does not train or qualify a candidate to enter the water to perform a rescue, however it is a great introduction to land-based rescue techniques, incorporating water safety messages.
This award is also targeted at Primary School ages. While it does not train or qualify candidates to perform swim rescues, it aims to introduce skills and knowledge of safe water rescue and survival.
This award is suitable for Year 5/6 students and older. Skills and knowledge of safe water rescue and survival techniques are taught, although candidates are not taught how to attempt contact rescues in deep water.
Bronze Facilitator status encompasses all basic Royal Life Saving Awards. As well as the Rescue and Bronze Strands explained above, a Bronze Facilitator is also able to conduct Swim and Survive programs, as well as Resuscitation strands.
An approved Royal Life Saving NSW Bronze Facilitator may be a School Teacher, or alternatively, possess one of the following qualifications:
In addition, a Royal Life Saving NSW Bronze Facilitator must:
As well as meeting the criteria above, a Bronze Facilitator will need to have the required knowledge to deliver a Bronze course, encompassing knowledge of Resuscitation skills that are compliant with the standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).
To finalise the application process, appropriate payment is to be made, and the Bronze Facilitator Workbook must be completed and submitted to Royal Life Saving NSW. In order to complete the workbook, access to the Royal Life Saving Swimming and Lifesaving Manual is essential. If you do not have access to a Swimming and Lifesaving Manual, they can be selected as an additional item at the time of registration payment. Alternatively, they are available for purchase at the Royal Life Saving Shop.
Approved Facilitator status is to be renewed annually by paying an annual fee. A Resuscitation Award, or higher must be maintained in order for a Facilitator’s status to remain as valid. A Working with Children Check must also remain valid.
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