Course Calendar and Assessment Information
All meetings, central venue assessments and training courses run by the SNB Branch office are listed on the Education Calendar attached below. The calendar does change throughout the season, so it is important to make sure you are viewing the latest version. Within the calendar the “last updated” date is shown at the top of the page. Updated versions of the Education Calendar are emailed to subscribers of the weekly newsletter on a regular basis. Click here if you would like to subscribe to the newsletter. Members can also view a live version of the calendar by using the Google Calendar link below.
Remember, members wishing to complete courses run by the Branch must contact their club's Chief Training Officer to book in. The Branch will not accept course bookings directly from members - they will be referred back to their Club.
2019-20 Education Calendar - PDF version
Google Calendar - Live updates
The BoE recommends all Training Officers conduct a mock assessment of their course candidates prior to their actual assessment. If any Training Officers do not have an endorsed assessor amongst their Club’s education team, they are welcome to contact Assessors from another club to request assistance. A list of endorsed Assessors can be found here.
Central Venue Assessments
Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), Bronze Medallion and Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ARTC) candidates are assessed at central venue locations throughout the Branch. Bronze Medallion assessments are run in two parts across two dates – Dry followed by Wet.
Central Venue assessment guidelines and Candidate Booking guidelines for SRC & Bronze Medallion are attached below. The Branch recommends all Bronze & SRC Training Officers become familiar with these guidelines and review them at the start of each training course.
IRB Assessments are arranged by contacting Belinda at the Branch office more than 2 weeks prior to the required assessment date. The assessment will be added to the Education Calendar so that other clubs are able to take advantage of it.Please advise the following details:
- Award being assessed (Crew, Driver or both)
- Number of candidates
- Date and time of assessment
- Name of Training Officer(s)
- Names of Assessors (if already arranged)
In all cases, there must be a minimum of 2 Assessors and 1 of them must be one of the branch Assessors In Charge (AICs). Club's CTOs have a list of IRB AICs. (For large groups of candidates, the Assessor to Candidate ratio is 1:6). Assessors must not have been involved in training the candidates being presented. Further requirements for IRB assessments are as follows:
- Assessors can be from the same Club as the candidates so long as they have not been involved in the training.
SM IRB Driver
- The AIC must be from a different Club from the candidates being presented for assessment.