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Swiftwater Rescue Operator

The Swiftwater Rescue Operator Course (SRO) has been developed in line with Australian and International swiftwater rescue standards. This Operator level course incorporates the latest nationally endorsed Units of Competency including:

  • SISOBWG404A Apply river crossing skills
  • SISOWWR201A Demonstrate self rescue skills in white water
  • SISOWWR302A Demonstrate white water rescues and recoveries

The course will include topics such as:

  • International Rescue Philosophy
  • Self-rescue techniques
  • Incident Control System
  • Swiftwater Hydrology & Dynamics
  • Medical Considerations
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Technical Rescue Equipment
  • Knots & Anchors
  • Mechanical Advantage Systems
  • Hazard Identification & Safety Orientation
  • Swimming – Defensive & Offensive
  • Low to High Risk Rescue Options
  • Throwbag Rescues
  • Contact Rescues
  • Towed Rescues
  • Shallow Water Crossings
  • Pinning Type Rescues
  • Foot Entrapment Rescues
  • Strainer Negotiation
  • Two & Four Point Boat on Tether
  • Tyrolean Rope System with Boat on Tether
  • Swiftwater Risk Management
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Who is the course for?

The SRO course is designed for rescue workers, rafting guides, outdoor education leaders, adventure guides, school teachers and paddlers.

Training and Assessment

The SRO course is delivered over 4 days. Training and assessment will comprise of both theoretical and practical components. Training will be conducted over 3 days, plus an additional day for the final assessment either directly after the training phase or at a later date.

Are there any course pre-requisites?

The SRO Course is an intensive 4 day 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.

Swiftwater Rescue Operator Course students must be 18 years of age.

What certification is issued?

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

The International certificate of the course is available to those who wish.

What are the course fees?

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

Swiftwater Rescue Operator Assessment (SRO-A) fees are $165. Thus to complete training and assessment will cost $660.00. Nationally Accredited courses are GST Exempt.

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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.