Who is the course for?
This course is for people who use waders in the workplace.
What will I learn?
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; and
- rescue priorities and techniques.
How will I be trained and assessed?
Training is very practical and is conducted in a training venue and at a swimming pool. Assessment is conducted during these training sessions. Assessment activities include:
verbal and written assessments of underpinning knowledge;
How long is the course?
This is a 1 day course (9am – 5pm).
Who can do the course?
In order to enrol in this course you must be medically fit and have completed a water experience and medical self-assessment form.
What sort of credential(s) do I get if I complete the course?
Participants who successfully complete all of the assessments will receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for SFIAQUA220A Use waders.
What do I need to bring to the training sessions?
All of the training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by STT. Participants must bring their own writing materials, a spare set of work-style clothing and waders.
For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State, Growth, Tasmania.