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SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues

Information about the course:

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform basic water rescues in indoor or outdoor aquatic venues.

Specific licensing requirements relating to this competency, including requirements for refresher training, should be obtained from the relevant state/territory work health and safety regulatory authority.

This unit of competency is classified as current as per the information provided for this unit at

Target Audience:

The unit applies to all workers who may be required to perform basic water rescues in a range of situations, including swimming pools. Work is performed according to accepted best practice principles of aquatic rescues, relevant legislation and organisational policies.

Course Requirements:

There are no prerequisite, entry, work-placement, licencing or certification requirements for this course.

Students are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them to the course.

Assessment Requirements:

It is a Training Package requirement of this course that you are physically capable of performing swimming rescues in a simulated aquatic facility or environment such as an indoor pool, outdoor pool, or shallow water venue.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment for:

  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues

Course Duration:

  • Full course: 3 hours face-to-face
  • Refresher course: 2 hours face-to-face

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