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Education Update

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

ECU-have a goInternational Beach Awareness

Mul­laloo part­nered with Edith Cowan Uni­ver­sity to present a Beach Aware­ness Ses­sion and Have-A-Go. The day was highly suc­cess­ful with 20 stu­dents learn­ing about water safety and being given the chance to go in a surf boat and IRB. A huge thank you to every­one who helped make the day a huge suc­cess.

The last part of the pre­sen­ta­tion was called Beach Pre­pared­ness where stu­dents were intro­duced to basic first aid aware­ness. this included CPR, using a defib­ril­la­tor, ban­dages and what to find in a First Aid Kit.

The feed­back by the stu­dents was that they would now feel com­fort­able help­ing out in a sit­u­a­tion if it were to arise. Thank you so much to Sandy Clarke who has been instru­men­tal in mak­ing this ini­tia­tive between our spon­sors, ECU and Mul­laloo.

ART (HLTAID007) Course

Com­menc­ing on Tues­day June 12, 6:30pm till 9:30pm. The course will run for 5 con­sec­u­tive weeks with assess­ment pro­vi­sion­ally booked for Tues­day 10 July. There is an online com­po­nent to the course that’s is required to be com­pleted before com­menc­ing. The course will be run by Bernie Flint, reg­is­tra­tion link will be com­ing soon. How­ever, please con­tact Courses to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

Bronze Medallion Course

The first Bronze Medal­lion course will be start­ing on August 15, reg­is­tra­tion link will be com­ing soon. How­ever, please con­tact Courses to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

AAA Event

stand­ing for Attain, Acknowl­edge, Achieve was held on Sun­day 29 April. The evening cel­e­brated the efforts and achieve­ments of every­one who has com­pleted a course. Bronze and Sil­ver Medal­lions were pre­sented and mem­bers acknowl­edged for their com­mit­ment and ser­vice to the club and Surf Life­sav­ing. If you were unable to attend your awards are ready for you to col­lect at the office.

You can down­load the pre­sen­ta­tion HERE.

(Please note that Bronze 4 and Beach Man­age­ment Sil­ver Medal­lion awards have not been received yet. We will advise when they arrive.) 

FREE Member First Aid Course

Friday, March 30th, 2018

first-aid-crossDue to pop­u­lar demand, SLSWA has sched­uled another FREE Provide First Aid (HLTAID003 ) course for cur­rent Club mem­bers. Details are as fol­lows:

When: 8am – 5pm, Sat­ur­day, 21 April
Where: Surf House, 7 Delawney Street, Bal­catta
Reg­is­ter: Reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able via the online book­ing form and fol­low­ing the steps:

  • Click on the “SLSWA Mem­bers Provide First Aid” but­ton
  • Choose a course date and fill in per­sonal details
  • Apply the Dis­count code “SLSWAMem­berVET” and click the “Add” but­ton to access the free course value
  • Place your club name in the “Com­pany” field
  • Chose pay­ment method – “Alki­mos Res­i­dent or approved SLSWA only”

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion or ques­tions, con­tact the SLSWA Train­ing Team 9207 6666.

Aussies – Certificate II compliance

Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Call­ing all Bronze Medal­lion mem­bers intend­ing to com­pete at any Aus­tralian Surf Life Sav­ing Cham­pi­onships event…

Check whether your per­sonal record shows you have attained the Cer­tifi­cate II in Pub­lic Safety (Aquatic Res­cue). This was included in the Bronze Medal­lion until around five years ago, so mem­bers hold­ing this award do not need to take any fur­ther action (pro­vided they are pro­fi­cient for this sea­son).

A Work­shop was be held at the club on Sun­day 18 March, at 3pm, for Bronze Medal­lion (BM) qual­i­fied mem­bers need­ing their Cer­tifi­cate II. Mem­bers requir­ing recog­ni­tion of prior learn­ing (RPL) will need to attend and com­plete the doc­u­men­ta­tion. It is antic­i­pated this ses­sion would not take longer than two (2) hours – this will depend on num­bers attend­ing.

NEXT WORKSHOP FRIDAY 23 MARCH, 6pm @ the Club!

Patrol Cap­tains will be invited to attend, as there is a sec­tion that requires com­ple­tion by the member’s Patrol Cap­tain.

Cer­tifi­cate IV TAE (SLSA Asses­sors) will also be in atten­dance so they can assist with com­ple­tion of the paper­work.

It is impor­tant that this RPL process is com­pleted as planned – to allow SLSWA time to process the paper­work and issue the required cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

Each per­son needs to bring along:

  • A print­out of your Awards List from the Sur­f­Guard data­base – via your Mem­ber Por­tal account
  • A print­out of your patrols – rec­om­mend you do this for the cur­rent sea­son, as well as last sea­son – via your Mem­ber Por­tal account

Addi­tional evi­dence required includes:

  • Evi­dence of com­plet­ing a Gear and Equip­ment check; this can be sim­u­lated at the Work­shop, pro­vided your Patrol Cap­tain can sign off on it (you could copy the whole Patrol Log for your last patrol)
  • Evi­dence of com­plet­ing an Inci­dent Report form – this will be sim­u­lated in the Work­shop for rea­sons of con­fi­den­tial­ity (a form will be pro­vided).

Please con­tact the Edu­ca­tion Man­ager if you have any queries (0438 759 923, or courses email), oth­er­wise we shall see you at the Work­shop.

Education update

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Just an update on where the Club’s Edu­ca­tion area is at:

  1. The last Bronze Medal­lion group for this sea­son is nearly ready for assess­ment.
  2. A Sil­ver Medal­lion – Beach Man­age­ment course is in pro­gress. Another course will be sched­uled next sea­son so watch out for details.
  3. Infor­ma­tion for the annual AAA Event – Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing recog­ni­tion evening on Sun­day 29 April will be posted soon. Make sure you come along to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments of all new award hold­ers, as well as learn how long many in the Edu­ca­tion and Life­sav­ing team have been vol­un­teer­ing for the club, as Ser­vice Awards will also be pre­sented.
  4. Mem­bers inter­ested in becom­ing a Trainer should con­tact a mem­ber of the Edu­ca­tion team to express their inter­est – there are always oppor­tu­ni­ties for new mem­bers to get involved.
  5. An up skilling of Bronze Medal­lion hold­ers who do not have the Cer­tifi­cate II com­po­nent and wish to com­pete at the Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships in April has been organ­ised for Sun­day 18 March.
  6. Mul­laloo has part­nered with Edith Cowan Uni­ver­sity to present a beach safety aware­ness and par­tic­i­pa­tion pro­gram for ECU stu­dents. More on this next time…

RISE UP Camp Wrap!

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Read what Darcey and Jett got up to at this years RISE UP Camp, 8–11 Jan­u­ary!

Board­ing the bus at surf house on Mon­day Jett and I only really knew each other but in a mat­ter of min­utes we had both made great friends with the other 42 peo­ple we were about to spend the next 4 days with. 5 hours later and we had arrived at Pem­ber­ton camp school, we set up our dorms before rac­ing around Pem­ber­ton as we com­pleted our first chal­lenge in our 3 teams.

After that, din­ner, a few hours of ARTC train­ing and a night trek, we headed to bed. 6AM wake up the next morn­ing was hard for some but it was tough luck if it was cause Blair had some “fun” morn­ing fit­ness planned for us. By the end of it I think we climbed up a wall at least 20 times, and some footy goal posts too but we were all pretty stoked with the bush brekky after­wards!

Then we got back into our groups for our first rota­tion. Jett had the Pem­ber­ton chal­lenge, and I had moun­tain biking..and let me tell you now..I DEFINITELY drew the short straw. While Jett was off play­ing with trucks and rope swings, I was get­ting up close and per­sonal with the gravel. It was the last jump of the day before we headed off the proper tracks and it was optional and I obvi­ously did it – and I obvi­ously didn’t do it well. I slipped off the side of it, bounced off the other one, and then rolled down the hill like a Bowl­ing ball. I mean, must of been hilar­i­ous to watch, but the scratches, bruises and later dis­cov­ered dis­lo­cated shoul­der wasn’t too funny. But I got back on, true Darcey style and I did all the other tracks, and mirac­u­lously only stacked it another 5 times! Then we headed to the lake for some team games and some 3 per­son canoe­ing.

A tip for any future rise up participants…when choos­ing the other 2 peo­ple to go in the same canoe as you DO NOT choose boys…you will – guar­an­teed, spend more time cap­siz­ing than any­thing else! Later we fin­ished off our ARTC train­ing and it was a great feel­ing know­ing we only had our assess­ment left. Woooohoooo!!!

Wednes­day, we did the other two rota­tions of activities…and I’m pleased to say Jett had a much bet­ter moun­tain bik­ing expe­ri­ence than me, but I spent my ori­en­teer­ing activ­ity cud­dling baby kan­ga­roos so I won on that one. After the activ­i­ties were done, we all suc­cess­fully passed our ARTC course! And to cel­e­brate we set up a huge slip and slide and every­one, includ­ing the lead­ers had fun being big kids down this mas­sive tarp, and after that we went to the nat­u­ral pool.

I found it amaz­ing how much enter­tain­ment 16 and 17 year olds get from push­ing each other off pon­toons. The big day didn’t stop any­one from danc­ing like lunatics while we played surf-club musi­cal stat­ues all night, and after a few air hockey tour­na­ments, and one last stroll through the bushes with the torches we were all pretty shat­tered and when we woke up at 6…we were all ecsta­tic to hear Tayla was tak­ing morn­ing yoga instead of the dreaded morn­ing fit­ness! Dur­ing this med­i­ta­tion ses­sion I dis­cov­ered that we could all actu­ally be silent for longer than 5 sec­onds! It was a mir­a­cle! After brekky, and a few trea­sure hunts it was time to hop back onto the bus. It was sad say­ing bye to all the new friends we had made, and it’s hard to believe the rela­tion­ships we had built with these peo­ple in just 4 days but it feels as if you have known them for years and know­ing we won’t see major­ity of them until Aussies, or even longer was tough but we couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter group to go to camp with and can’t wait for the rise up reunion in 2019!

Jett and I (I is Darcey, if you hadn’t fig­ured that out yet) just want to say a mas­sive thank you to Mul­laloo, SLSWA, Tayla Tenaglia and all the other camp lead­ers for the oppor­tu­nity and yet another amaz­ing camp!!

Writ­ten by Darcey Brooks

Becoming an Official

Monday, January 8th, 2018

So, what’s it all about?

What will I have to do as an offi­cial?

Firstly, thank you for con­sid­er­ing to become an offi­cial to assist your Club. We have many Nip­pers that would like to com­pete in Nip­per Car­ni­vals to help improve their skills. We as a Club, are required to provide offi­cials to sup­port the effi­cient run­ning of Car­ni­vals and to meet our oblig­a­tion of offi­cial num­bers per com­peti­tor num­bers.

You may be required to help call the fin­ish line, round up the com­peti­tors to mar­shal for events, write down the results as a recorder, keep time with a stop watch or even start a race! All these skills are fairly sim­ple and you will be assisted when you first start. Being an offi­cial has the advan­tage of being in the “best seat in the house” so to speak! Mul­laloo NEEDs YOU!

What do I need to do to become an offi­cial?

You will need to com­plete two online mod­ules, one through the Aus­tralian Sports Com­mis­sion and the other through Surf Life Sav­ing. When these are com­plete, print out/email the cer­tifi­cate of com­ple­tion to Dawn Jones, our Offi­cials coor­di­na­tor. When you attend a car­ni­val “as an offi­cial” for the first time, a mentor/assessor will com­plete your appli­ca­tion to become an offi­cial – fact-to-face assess­ment.

We have bro­ken it down in steps, with links to the mod­ules to com­plete. If you have any fur­ther ques­tions after check­ing the below out, please con­tact Dawn Jones.

STEP 1:

Sup­ply a cur­rent work­ing with chil­dren clear­ance (if you need to apply for one, con­tact the office for details). Whilst wait­ing for clear­ance you can com­mence online train­ing.

STEP 2:

COMPLETE ONLINE LEARNING – MODULE 1

Aus­tralian Sports Com­mis­sion (ASC) – online Com­mu­nity Offi­ci­at­ing Gen­eral Prin­ci­ples.

You will need to cre­ate a login with ASC to start this mod­ule. There is no charge for this mod­ule.

http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/officials/onlineofficial

STEP 3:

COMPLETE ONLINE LEARNING – MODULES 2 and 3

You will need to access your SLSA mem­bers area – https://portal.sls.com.au/ (for­merly mem­bers por­tal)

Either login or cre­ate a user­name & pass­word to login.

Click on:

  • > Courses tab
  •     > Login to eLearn­ing (sug­gest chrome browser)
  •         > Train­ing Library tab
  •             > SLS – Sport (view courses)
  •                 > SLS – Core Offi­cial or,
    > SLS – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial

There is a one-off fee of $35:00, this will be reim­bursed by Mul­laloo.

You can choose either “Core Offi­cial” or “Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial”

SLSA – Core Official

This course is designed as an entry-level for offi­cials. It is designed to be a quick and easy course for those want­ing to offi­ci­ate at junior surf car­ni­vals.

SLSA – Technical Official

Tech­ni­cal Offi­cials are those who choose to ful­fil speci­fic offi­ci­at­ing role/s and who work with par­tic­i­pants (non-bronze pro­fi­cient, Surf Res­cue Cer­tifi­cate qual­i­fied or bronze pro­fi­cient) that are actively com­pet­ing in surf sport com­pe­ti­tion envi­ron­ments. Offi­ci­at­ing roles may include: Marshall/Check-Marshall, Starter/Check-Starter, Recorder, Time­keeper and Fin­ish Judge.

You do not need to com­plete all of the dis­ci­plines in mod­ule 3 but it is highly rec­om­mended to become a ver­sa­tile offi­cial. Each dis­ci­pline will need to be assessed at a car­ni­val.

1. Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 1
SLS – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial Mod­ule 2 – Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 1.

2. Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 2
SLS – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial Mod­ule 2 – Being a Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial part 2.

3. Mod­ule 3a – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Marshall/Check Mar­shall)
SLS – TO Mod­ule 3a – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Marshall/Check Mar­shall).

4. Mod­ule 3b – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Starter/Check Starter)
SLS – TO Mod­ule 3b – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Starter/Check Starter).

5. Mod­ule 3c – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action (Time­keeper, Fin­ish Judge, Recorder)
SLS – TO Mod­ule 3c – Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial in Action – Time­keeper, Fin­ish Judge, Recorder.

STEP 4:

Print the com­pleted assess­ment at end of the mod­ules, these are to be pre­sented at the face-to-face asses­sor at the car­ni­val you attend.

When you’ve com­pleted online learn­ing, con­tact both Dawn Jones at Mul­laloo and Andrew Mosel at SLSWA.

STEP 5:

ATTEND A CARNIVAL AS AN OFFICIAL!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • Surf Sports Man­ual (down­load – from mem­bers area – print & bind OR save to tablet). For all the cur­rent rules and setup of the com­pe­ti­tion course, click in your SLSA Mem­bers Area: 
    • > Library
    •   > Sport
    •     > Man­u­als & Tech­ni­cal Rules
    •       > SLSA
    •         > Surf Sports Man­u­als (each chap­ter)
  • Cap colours for WA clubs, click in your SLSA Mem­bers Area: 
    • > Library
    •   > Sport
    •     > Man­u­als & Tech­ni­cal Rules
    •       > SLSWA
    •         > Cap Colours
  • Wear a white long sleeved non-club shirt to car­ni­vals until accred­ited. SLSWA should sup­ply a shirt in due course.
  • Record atten­dance at each car­ni­val in log book (pro­vided at first car­ni­val)
  • What to bring with you to a car­ni­val:
    • hat
    • water
    • snack
    • notepad, pen­cil & pen
    • towel & bathers (great for cool­ing off or for ski/boat fin­ishes)
    • sun­screen
    • whistle
    • jacket (seabreeze can be cool)
    • pro­gram for the rel­e­vant car­ni­val from SLSWA web­site
    • ther­mal rashie for wet fin­ishes at senior events – ski & boat fin­ishes
    • surf sports man­ual, cap colours.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is the Core Offi­cial course a pre­req­ui­site for the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial course? 

No. The SLSA Core Offi­cial course is designed as an entry-level for offi­cials. It is designed to be a quick and easy course for those want­ing to offi­ci­ate at junior surf car­ni­vals.

Is the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial course a pre­req­ui­site for the Senior Offi­cial course? 

Yes. RPL and reac­cred­i­ta­tion will also be taken into account.

Am I required to keep a log book? 

Yes. At all lev­els, offi­cials are required to log each car­ni­val they attend and have their log book signed by the event referee/coordinator and/or the stamp of the organ­is­ing body.

How do I get a log book? 

A log book will be issued when you have com­pleted the online units and presented/emailed the com­pleted cer­tifi­cates to the Offi­cials coor­di­na­tor and SLSWA.

How long does the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial accred­i­ta­tion last for? 

All SLSA Offi­cials courses are accred­ited for 4 years. Offi­cials are required to keep a log book and attain 100 points within a four (4) year period (the log book has more details on this).

How long will it take for me to com­plete the Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial course? 

Each SLSA online learn­ing module/part is designed to take approx­i­mately 30 min­utes.

The dura­tion of the face-to-face work­shop is depen­dent on your local branch require­ments. Each dis­ci­pline elec­tive will have its own sep­a­rate face-to-face work­shop com­po­nent. Please note that there may be a few weeks between com­plet­ing the SLSA Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial online course and par­tic­i­pat­ing in your face-to-face work­shop.

The offi­cials coor­di­na­tor has tried to allo­cate me the course but can­not find me. 

All mem­bers wish­ing to com­plete an online course must have reg­is­tered and logged into the Mem­bers Area pre­vi­ously. Until such time, they will not appear when try­ing to allo­cate a course.

How much does it cost? How do I pay? 

The course is $35. Pay­ment can be made with credit/debit card only. You will receive an invoice to your email address once pay­ment has been processed. Please note, the Club will reim­burse this cost.

I haven’t received my receipt for my course. Where is it? 

All SLSA online course receipts will be emailed to your pri­mary email address reg­is­tered within Sur­f­Guard. Please ensure you check that your email address is up to date within Sur­f­Guard, as well as check­ing your trash or spam fold­ers.

I can’t find Mod­ule 1. The online course starts at Mod­ule 2. Where is Mod­ule 1? 

The pre­req­ui­site for Tech­ni­cal Offi­cial is Com­mu­nity Offi­ci­at­ing Gen­eral Prin­ci­ples. Click here to access Mod­ule 1.

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Drone Training – Expression of Interest

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

droneSLSWA have approved Mul­laloo SLSC as one of the local clubs to imple­ment drone patrols as part of our life sav­ing ser­vice on Mul­laloo Beach.

Expres­sions of inter­est are being called from those patrolling mem­bers who would like to be trained by SLSWA to per­form the drone oper­a­tions.  The com­mit­ment for this is one night for the train­ing and then to oper­ate the drone on reg­u­lar patrols. This may entail you oper­at­ing on patrols other than your nor­mal ros­tered patrol.

There are only eight places avail­able for Mul­laloo SLSC mem­bers, so selec­tion is lim­ited to those mem­bers who patrol reg­u­larly.  Depend­ing on the num­ber of appli­ca­tions, fur­ther selec­tion may be required and will be based on the num­ber of patrol hours com­pleted and finally on pre­vi­ous drone expe­ri­ence.

Please email Brett Wenn, Man­ager of Life Sav­ing, before 4.00pm Fri­day 22/12/17 to reg­is­ter your inter­est.

Silver Medallion Beach Management Course

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

red and yellow flag-smallThe club is plan­ning to run a Sil­ver Medal­lion (Beach Man­age­ment) course.  While this course is nor­mally run to provide the qual­i­fi­ca­tion to become a Patrol Cap­tain or paid Life­guard, we are pro­vid­ing this to patrolling surf life savers who wish to enhance their skills, knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence required to man­age a beach and a team in emer­gency and non-emer­gency sit­u­a­tions.

To suc­cess­fully run this course, a min­i­mum of 10 can­di­dates are required.  Pre-req­ui­sites for this course are that you be a finan­cial mem­ber and hold a cur­rently pro­fi­cient Bronze Medal­lion plus one other SLSA award.

If you are inter­ested in attend­ing this course, please email Brett Wenn, Man­ager of Life Sav­ing, to reg­is­ter your inter­est. Once num­bers are known, you will be con­tacted to work out the most suit­able dates and times for the course to be run.