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The PUA30319 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) is designed for participants performing aquatic search and rescue operations. Aquatic search and rescue personnel can participate in the search and rescue for missing persons either in the water, or on nearby land.
The role of an aquatic search and rescue team member is to prepare for search and rescue operations, recognise when a rescue response is required, perform complex patient rescues including the search and rescue of a missing person and demonstrate recovery and stand down processes. This may include undertaking patrol duties and surf awareness to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.
This qualification includes the units of competency required by aquatic search and rescue personnel to perform a range of activities such as responding to search and rescue incidents and undertaking recovery operations. It typically involves working as a team member, under guidance, in aquatic search and rescue operations.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.