Course Title: Perform basic water rescues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4321 Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Title: Perform basic water rescues

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 10

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Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

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Course Description

This course involves skills and knowledge required to identify and evaluate aquatic emergencies and respond appropriately with basic water rescues that incorporate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). These situations will usually require an individual response.

This course applies to those working in indoor or outdoor aquatic facilities, such as pool lifeguards or aquatic educators teaching water familiarisation, learn-to-swim and water safety classes in swimming pools or confined natural shallow water venues. It also applies to those instructing canyoning and snorkelling activities.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites for this course.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

SISCAQU202A Perform basic water rescues


1. Identify and evaluate aquatic emergencies

2. Apply the principles of a basic water rescue.

3. Record and report the incident

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written and practical assessments in simulated environment.