We are able to provide the following types of assistance:

For Life Saving Clubs (and members)

For the Public

For Schools

For the Community & Community Groups

Our ultimate aim is to support services that reduce the loss of life (in an aquatic environment) in the community. We do this in a number of ways including by the below:

Community Courses


We can arrange free courses for community groups. Course topics can include things such as:
We provide these courses free of charge to community organisation. We can provide certificates of completion, although these certificates are not issued under the Australian Quality Training Network, unless a specific course request is made.

All courses are tailored to your community group and additional topics can be added as required.


Grey Medallion Course ®

The Grey Medallion course is a course that aims to teach participants, how to act in an aquatic emergency. You do not need to be fit or able to swim to complete the Grey Medallion, as it aims to teach you how to rescue someone, without getting into the water.

The Grey Medallion course is aimed at members of the community aged over 55, however anyone can do the course, regardless of their age. Parents, supervisors of children and those who are not strong swimmers are ideal course participants, even though they may be younger than 55 years.

The course is usually conducted over two days (usually a weekend) from 9am to 4pm however alternate sessions can be provided to groups. Participants do not need to be able to swim to do the course, and whilst a pool session is part of the course, getting in the water is not compulsory. Our trainers are very mindful that people doing the course, may not wish to get wet for a variety of reasons.

The course assumes you have no life saving knowledge and hence you do not need to know anything before the course.

Course contents includes four key aspects: Please contact us for more information.

Guest Speakers


We can provide speakers for events and functions (free of charge). Our speakers can talk on a number of life saving and water safety topics, and have experience at talking to groups of people in a public forum.

Please contact us to arrange a Community Course or a Speaker

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Water Safety Consultancy and Advice


We have access to people who have skills and qualification in providing water safety advice to: We can provide an independent review of your existing water safety processes and systems and provide recommendations to minimise risk to your organisation.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements and if we are able to assist..

Education & Training

Our organisation aim is to support services to reduce the loss of life (in an aquatic environment) in the community. We do this in a number of ways including by the below:

Community Education & Training


We can arrange free courses for community groups. Course topics can include things such as:
We provide these courses free of charge to community organisation. We can provide certificates of completion, although these certificates are not issued under the Australian Quality Training Network, unless a specific course request is made.

All courses are tailored to your community group and additional topics can be added as required.


Guest Speakers


We can provide speakers for events and functions, with community and small groups usually being provided free of charge. Our speakers can talk on a number of life saving and water safety topics, and have experience at talking to groups of people in a public forum.

Topics include things such as:

Please contact us to arrange a Guest Speaker

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Training of Life Savers


Life Savers undertake training to enable them to work in a safe manner and to be able to provide advice and assistance to the public. The training involves many aspect including Safety, First Aid, Emergency Care, Incident Management, Water Skills, Communication Skills, Two Way Radio skills, and correct use of equipment.

Without this training, life savers would not be able to undertake the job they do.

Training is completed over a period of time and often volunteers are required to fund part of the cost of their own training; training equipment is costly and has a limited life; hence there is always a funding need to train life savers.

We aim to raise funds to assist train life savers. To help us in this, please consider supporting us, this could be by a Donation (click here for details about how to donate).

Youth Development

Development of Youth to become Senior Life Savers


Youth - Our Future


Youth programs teach import water safety and life saving skills to younger Australians, however youth programs are not just about learning these skills. It also about learning to fully appreciate the beach and the water, developing friendships, being part of a club and serving the whole community. It is also about getting kids outdoors and keeping them active. Junior Lifeguards can be the start of a lifelong journey with a wide range of programs that provide pathways into becoming our future life savers.

The Junior Lifeguard Program is about encouraging everyone to be involved in all aspects of life saving and the different roles that are important in running our club.

Beach Junior Lifeguard Programs

A beach based Junior Lifeguard program really helps develop children's skills in and around water. Games and competitions are used to teach the children:

Pool Based Junior Lifeguard Programs

Pool based sessions tend to focus more on competition, and water games.

Clubs

The following Clubs run Junior Lifeguard Sessions:

Beach Program

Ithaca - Caloundra City Life Saving Club

Beach & Pool Program

Whitsunday Coast Life Saving Club

(1) Funding is subject to application, specific assessment criteria and approval.