Course Title: Perform advanced water rescues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4321 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Perform advanced water rescues

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 15

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Course Contact: veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

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Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate a major aquatic emergency and perform an advanced water rescue. These situations will usually involve a team response.

This course also applies to pool lifeguards in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. It may also apply to those conducting water familiarisation, learn-to-swim and water safety classes in venues where a pool lifeguard is not available.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

HLTFA301C Apply first aid

SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SISCAQU307A Perform advanced water rescues


1. Identify and evaluate major aquatic emergencies.

2. Respond to the emergency

3. Assess the casualty

4. Organise further emergency care as required

5. Record and report the incident

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written and practical assessment in simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency