Silver Medallion Patrol Captain Award

Award Summary

The aim of this course is to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to confidently manage a beach and a patrol as a Surf Life Saving Patrol Captain.

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

• know the role and responsibilities of a patrol captain
• know how to find and when to refer to organisational documents and policies
• access and record information relevant to your patrol
• apply the principles of effective leadership to motivate and engage team members
• apply leadership techniques to manage multiple incidents as a patrol captain
• effectively communicate in difficult situations, including managing inappropriate public behaviour • complete a surf risk assessment using Surf Risk Rating in the Operations app
• lead patrol set up and pack down, and manage the beach during patrol
• know how to set up the beach in special circumstances
• action operational risk and hazard management
• effectively manage a patrol team including the delegation of operational tasks
• conduct effective briefing and de-briefing, including follow-up
• coordinate the response to minor and major incidents including working with multi-agencies.

Course Pre-Requisites

Candidates must:

  • be at least 17 years old
  • hold an SLSA Bronze Medallion or have held an SLSA Bronze Medallion and currently hold a patrolling award
  • have 2 years patrolling experience.

Note: If you haven’t completed the Bronze Medallion Mental Health Awareness or the Safer Surf Clubs eLearning courses, it is a good idea to complete these before commencing this course.

If you are interested in this course, please complete the Expression of Interest form below.

Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club