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swiftwater rescue courses

rescue 3 international

As a Rescue 3 International accredited training provider, our courses are meticulously crafted to equip individuals with the necessary skills and expertise to handle challenging swift water and white water scenarios. Led by highly trained and experienced instructors, our immersive training programs combine theoretical knowledge with practical hands-on exercises in real-world settings.  

Learn how to assess risks, navigate through turbulent water, utilise essential equipment, and execute effective rescue manoeuvres in fast-moving and unpredictable white water environments. Enhance your confidence and competence in swift water rescue, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of yourself and those under your care.

Whether you work in emergency services, search and rescue or outdoor adventure guiding, our courses at Wild Education Tasmania will provide you with the critical skills and qualifications needed to respond swiftly, lead confidently, and potentially save lives.

whitewater rescue technician - professional

WRT-PRO

DURATION:

  • 3 Days

OVERVIEW:

  • A course designed for professional river users who require rescue capabilities in white water environments, eg outdoor educators, raft guides, safety kayakers.

PRE-REQUITSITES:

  • Current River Guide

  • Prior river experience​

  • Must be a confident swimmer

  • Minimum age: 18

QUALIFICATION VALID FOR:

  • 3 years ​

COST: 

  • $650

DATES:​

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whitewater rescue technician - recreational

WRT-rec

DURATION:

  • 2 Days

OVERVIEW:

  • A course designed for recreational paddlers who wish to have rescue capabilities while paddling or in white water environments with their peers. A course suitable for recreational rafters, kayakers and pack-rafters. 

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Some river experience

  • Must be a confident swimmer

  • Minimum age: 18

QUALIFICATION VALID FOR:

  • 3 years ​

COST: 

  • $450

DATES:​

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swiftwater & flood rescue technician 

SRT

DURATION:

  • 3 Days

OVERVIEW:

  • The Swiftwater and Flood Rescue Technician course aligns with the international standards adopted by the US, UK ad NZ Emergency Services. This is the benchmark training course for swiftwater and flood rescue teams. This training course is intended for personnel who may be required to carry out rescues in a swiftwater and flood environment, including emergency services personnel and LandSAR teams.

  • The SRT course provides rescuers with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues. Students gain knowledge in hydrology and river classifications, size-up, site control and scene management. Practical skills include self-rescue, swiftwater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally students are introduced to the basics of boat handling and the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems.

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Must be a confident swimmer

  • Minimum age: 18

QUALIFICATION VALID FOR:

  • 3 years ​

COST: 

  • $650

DATES:​

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swiftwater & flood first responder 

Sfr

DURATION:

  • 2 Days

OVERVIEW:

  • This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of working safely around moving water. As well as being prepared to work near water, undertake bank-based rescues and shallow water wading rescues, one of the main roles of a First Responder is to support Swiftwater Rescue Teams at an incident.

  • A First Responder may be required to evacuate people from properties or vehicles using shallow water wading skills, and will be expected to assist and support in the technical rescue, but will not be expected to undertake technical rescues themselves. This may include providing downstream safety cover or assistance with casualty handling.

  • Students are trained in hazard recognition, equipment use, and basic boat-based rescue techniques, as well as a wide variety of other skills. After completing this course, personnel will also be able to be in the support role for technician level rescuers in higher risk technical water rescues.

  • At a scene of major flooding the Technicians may be in short supply and utilised for technical rescues. Therefore it is First Responders who will be used to undertake the majority of evacuations and safety provision.

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Minimum age: 18

QUALIFICATION VALID FOR:

  • 3 years ​

COST: 

  • $650

DATES:​

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