Wader Safety

Who is the course for?

This course is for people who use waders in the workplace.


Course requirements

In order to enrol in this course, you must be medically fit and have completed a water experience and medical self-assessment form.


How will I be trained and assessed?

SMT’s training and assessment is very practical and is conducted in a classroom environment and in a swimming pool, activities include:

  • verbal and written assessments of underpinning knowledge
  • practical demonstration in a pool

What will I learn?

This course covers practical and theory sessions addressing the following topics:

  • hazards in Tasmanian aquatic environments and factors that contribute to aquatic emergency situations
  • effects and treatment of cold water immersion
  • safe wading techniques
  • personal survival techniques
  • rescue priorities and techniques

How long is the course?

This is a 1 day course (9am – 5pm). All of the training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by SMT. Participants must bring their own writing materials, a spare set of work-style clothing and waders. If you do not have your own waders, SMT can supply these for the session.


What sort of credential(s) do I get if I successfully complete the course?

Participants who successfully complete all of the written, verbal and practical assessments will receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for:

  • SFIAQUA220A Use waders.

For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

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Course Dates

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Start Date Location Cost
Mon 14th Oct 2019 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $250.00 Apply
Fri 8th Nov 2019 at 9:00AM Battery Point Price $250.00 Apply