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Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)

Provides participants with the skills and knowledge to use oxygen resuscitation, bag value mask and suction equipment in an emergency.

Whats involved:

To commence training for the Surf Rescue Certificate you must:

  • Be a financial member of an SLS club;

  • Minimum 15 years old on the day of final assessment Current First Aid (FA)

Course outcomes:
  • Apply knowledge of the surf environment including hazards and surf conditions;

  • Apply surf skills and techniques for self-survival in the water while negotiating prevailing surf conditions with or without a flotation device;

  • Prepare for and respond to a rescue with appropriate rescue and personal protective equipment;

  • Participate in assessing a rescue scene;

  • Safely perform a rescue using appropriate equipment and rescue techniques while following Surf Life Saving procedures;

  • Conclude rescue operations in line with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;

  • Safely use Surf Life Saving communications systems and radio equipment to support communications consistent with Surf Life Saving policies and procedures;

  • Apply fault-finding techniques and maintain Surf Life Saving radio equipment;

  • Respond to an emergency situation requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR);

  • Perform a primary victim assessment including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED);

  • Accurately report and convey incident details to emergency response services while maintaining confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and Surf Life Saving policies.


This course aligns to the following nationally recognised units of competency

  • PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment;

  • PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills

  • PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


You will also need an everyday standard of language, literacy and numeracy skills to be able to:

  • Follow written, verbal and visual instructions;

  • Read and interpret a range of signs and symbols;

  • Read and interpret written information;

  • Make basic mathematical calculations to carry out everyday activities;

  • Keep accurate written records.

Mornington Life Saving Club

1a Mills Beach on the Esplanade

Mornington 3931

Victoria Australia 


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