seafood & maritime training

Wader Safety

SFIAQU213 Use waders safely in aquatic environments

This course is for people who use waders in the workplace and it specifically addresses the requirements of participants to be able to safely use waders in an aquatic environment.

about

This course has been developed in consultation with industry experts and specifically addresses the requirements of participants to be able to safely use waders in an aquatic environment. The duration of the course facilitates a balanced classroom experience that allows a significant practical training and assessment whilst addressing the theoretical requirements of the course.

course outline

This course covers 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, rescue priorities and techniques

training & assessment

SMT’s training and assessment are very practical and is conducted in a classroom environment and in a swimming pool, activities include:

  • verbal and written assessments of underpinning knowledge
  • practical demonstration in a pool

things you need to know

fees

From $ 250

For eligible Tasmanian residents, this training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania.

prerequisites

In order to enrol in this course, you must be medically fit and have completed a water experience and medical self-assessment form.

course duration

This is a 1-day course (9am – 5pm).

equipment & materials

All of the training and assessment materials that participants need will be provided by SMT.

Participants must bring their own writing materials, a spare set of work-style clothing and waders. If you do not have your own waders, SMT can supply these for the session.

your new credentials

Participants who successfully complete all of the written, verbal and practical assessments will receive a nationally-recognised Statement of Attainment for:

  • SFIAQU213 Use waders safely in aquatic environments.
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