Perform advanced water rescues

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Identify and evaluate major aquatic emergencies.

1.1. Recognise factors which contribute to major aquatic emergencies.

1.2. Recognise the signs and signals of the aquatic emergency.

1.3. Communicate initial assessment to appropriate personnel according to accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues, relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.4. Identify an appropriate emergency response for the situation and the people involved Promote compliance with safety rules of aquatic facility to clients.

2. Respond to the emergency.

2.1. Activate emergency systems according to organisational policies and procedures.

2.2. Implement strategies forgroup control according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2.3. Assess the factors impacting on the advanced water rescue and formulate a rescue plan.

2.4. Determine involvement of others according to the nature of the emergency, relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

2.5. Determine the type of rescue required and rescue equipment needed.

2.6. Identify hazards and appropriate action taken to prevent further injury to the casualty.

2.7. Perform an advanced water rescue in accordance with accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues.

3. Assess the casualty.

3.1. Observe and assess the condition of the casualty.

3.2. Assess vital signs and symptoms of shock according to accepted first aid procedures.

3.3. Provide appropriate treatment according to accepted first aid techniques and standards.

4. Organise further emergency care as required.

4.1. Make contact with emergency services as soon as possible.

4.2. Provide accurate information to emergency services to obtain the required assistance.

4.3. Monitor casualty or arrange further treatment until emergency response team assumes responsibility.

5. Record and report the incident.

5.1. Complete required documentation according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

5.2. Notify other personnel and statutory authorities of the incident as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SISCAQU307A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIS40110 - Certificate IV in Community Recreation
  • SIS30110 - Certificate III in Aquatics
  • SIS40210 - Certificate IV in Fitness

And the skillsets: