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Swiftwater Flood Rescue Technician

The Swiftwater Flood Rescue Technician Course (SFRT) is an advanced level course that offers successful candidates a Statement of Attainment the latest nationally endorsed Units of Competency, including:

  • SISOWWR403A Perform complex white water rescues and recoveries
  • SISXEMR201A Respond to emergency situations
  • SISXEMR402A Coordinate emergency responses
  • SISOOPS407A Apply search and rescue skills

Attainment of competency in these Units can be used towards achieving a Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation.

The course will include topics such as:

  • International rescue philosophy
  • Swiftwater hydrology
  • Hazard identification & management
  • Knots and anchors (advanced)
  • Mechanical advantage systems (advanced)
  • High point redirections
  • Equipment selection, use & care
  • Low to high risk rescue options
  • Technical systems rigging & operation
  • Stretcher handling and management
  • Low angle rope rescue systems
  • Raising and lowering systems
  • Tyrolean rope rescue system
  • Rescue/team management systems
  • Preplanning and logistics
  • Search theory & methodology
  • Night search and rescue management

swiftwater rescue technician

Who is the course for?

The SFRT course is designed for advanced rescue operators, rescue instructors and outdoor leaders and guides operating whitewater activities in remote locations.

Training and Assessment

The SFRT course is delivered over 5 days. Training and assessment will comprise of both theoretical and practical components. Training will be conducted over 3 days, plus an two additional days for the final assessment .

Are there any course pre-requisites?

The SFRT Course is an intensive training program which is both physically and mentally demanding. As a result, students will require an appropriate level of fitness and commitment to effectively participate in the program, as well as have completed Swiftwater Operator level or equivalent.

Swiftwater Flood Rescue Technician Course students must be 18 years of age

What certification is issued?

Upon successful completion of the SFRT course assessment, along with Unit of Competency requirements, Rescue Training Group P/L (RTO) will issue students with a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.

What are the course fees?

Swiftwater Flood Rescue Technician (SFRT) Course fees are $495. This includes training, supply and use of technical equipment, SFRT Course Manual, and professional instruction.

Swiftwater Flood Rescue Technician Assessment (SFRT-A) fees are $330, including Statement of Attainment.

To complete training and assessment will thus cost $825.00.

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Rescure Training Group

Rescue Training Group Pty Ltd
52 Fearnley St, Portsmith
MOB: 0406 382 398
RTG is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Australian Quality Training Framework and is authorised to issue students with a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.