Surf Life Saving NSW

North Coast Branch

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Welcome


The North Coast Branch is a part of 12 Branch's in New South Wales and is home to eight of the one hundred and twenty eight clubs up and down our Eastern Coastline.

Our clubs educate, protect and help the public on and off our beaches. With over 100Km between our furthermost clubs, our volunteers are on call 24/7.

Running competitions from 12 years and up our members are also constantly educating club members as well as the public in all the skills needed to rescue someone in need.

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DOSS NCB

Report 19/12/2014

A big thanks to Les and his Woopi team for hosting a very successful combined branch championships. This was a new format for these two carnivals and it worked very well.

Great support from branch clubs in supplying IRBs and crews, as well as water safety personell for the safe conduct of the carnival. The Official numbers was down which required calling for support from team managers and parents to run some areas.

I have been advised by Red Rock-Corindi that because of beach conditions and lack of members they will not be able to host the Branch Championships next season.  

Wheelie


 

2014 SLSNSW IRB SEASON
Welcome to the 2014 IRB Season. We are trying to get information out to everyone very early in the season so you are all aware of what the plans are for 2014.
SLSNSW with the 2014 State Team Management have been looking at ways to improve the current IRB development program and some changes have been made which is aiming to increase the number of IRB competitors across NSW as well as reclaim the Interstate trophy and bring it back to NSW after being in the hands of QLD for too long!
2014 Team Management:
Head Coach – Nathan Foster Manager – Steven Guy
Assistant Coach – Steven Robson Assistant Manager/Patient Coordinator – Naida Guy
The plan for 2014 is to have 4 Development Training Dates in February, March and April where we are encouraging anyone who is interested in IRB racing to attend. Whether you are an IRB veteran or a first timer, we would love to see you on the beach and start training early.
Following the development camps, athletes will be called to nominate to be part of the NSW IRB State Team and will be observed throughout the premiership series.
Nominated athletes will be observed during the IRB Premiership Series and their results will be analysed by Team Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Management and SLSNSW Surf Sports Representatives as part of the selection process. The State Team will be announced during the presentation for the Premiership Series at the completion of Round 4.
Once the team is selected two team training sessions will be held in the lead up to the Interstate Championships.
Further information will be released early January with regards to confirmed locations for Development Training sessions and RSVP process.10
Event
Location
Development Squad Training 1 North Avoca (CC) 8 Feb 10:00am-1:00pm
Development Squad Training 2 Eloura/ Sth Maroubra/or Long Reef (SYD) 22 Mar 10:00am-1:00pm
Development Squad Training 3 Catherine Hill Bay (HUN) 12 Apr 10:00am-1:00pm
Development Squad Training 4 Kiama Downs (SC/ILL) 26 Apr 10:00am-1:00pm
IRB Round 1 TBA 10 & 11 May IRB Round 2 TBA 24 & 25 May
IRB Round 3 TBA 7 & 8 June Nominations for State Team Closed 9 June 5:00pm
IRB Round 4 TBA 14 & 15 June Announcement of State Team At Premiership Presentation 15 June
State Team Training Session 1 TBA 21 June
IRB State Championships TBA 27-29 June
State Team Training Session 2 TBA 3 Jul
IRB Interstate Championships Cugden Headland SLSC 17 July
IRB Aussies Cudgen Headland SLSC 18-20 July

For any further information regarding the 2014 IRB Season please contact Lauren Camino, Surf Sports Development Officer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Shane Knight, Surf Sports Events Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Cources

Upcoming Branch and Club Cources

All branch run cources do have a cut of date, please apply early. All the required paperwork can be found on the resource page.

 

BRANCH

 

Course

Pre-requisites

Min Age

Enrollment Close

Date

Venue

Time

Spinal Management

Cert II Aquatic Rescue OR Apply   (Senior) First Aid

15 yrs

15th Feb

22nd Feburary

Woolgoolga (Pool entry $4)

8.00am– 2.00pm

Silver Medallion Basic Beach   Management-

One of the following, Cert II Aquatic Rescue, Radio, ARTC, AFA OR   Spinal Management

17 yrs

15th March

22nd March

Red Rock

8.00am – 4.30pm

ARTC

Suction & Defibrillation

15 yrs

20th Jan

25th January

Sawtell

8.30am – 4.00pm

Silver Medallion Aquatic   Rescue

ARTC, AFA, Spinal & Pain Management

18 yrs

 

TBA – maybe February

Coffs Hbr SLS club

Coffs Jetty

Sat 8.30am

Sun 8.30am

Pain Management

AFA & ARTC

18 yrs

28th Jan

4th February

Coffs Harbour

6.00pm Prof - 30min

 

CLUBS

Education Officer

 

Education Report, January 2014

Course

Pre-requisites

Min Age

Enrollment Close

Date

Venue

Time

Spinal Management

Cert II Aquatic Rescue OR Apply   (Senior) First Aid

15 yrs

15th Feb

22nd Feburary

Woolgoolga
(Pool entry $4)

8.00am– 2.00pm

Silver Medallion Basic Beach   Management-

One of the following, Cert II Aquatic Rescue, Radio, ARTC, AFA OR   Spinal Management

17 yrs

15th March

22nd March

Red Rock

8.00am – 4.30pm

ARTC

Suction & Defibrillation

15 yrs

20th Jan

25th January

Sawtell

8.30am – 4.00pm

Silver Medallion Aquatic   Rescue

ARTC, AFA, Spinal & Pain Management

18 yrs

 

TBA – maybe February

Coffs Hbr SLS club

Coffs Jetty

Sat 8.30am

Sun 8.30am

Pain Management

AFA & ARTC

18 yrs

28th Jan

4th February

Coffs Harbour

6.00pm
Prof - 30min

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NOTE: The Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue, not First Aid, as in previous calendar.

Branch has purchased a First Aid Training Kit, which includes placebo puffers, spacers, Ana-pen and Epi-pen. These are for use by trainers of Apply(Senior) First Aid and meet the requirements for Asthma and Anaphylaxis.

A reminder to clubs: the 15 to 18 year old camp at Bonville. The date is 15/16 March. This is for all members of surf club, and provides an opportunity to meet others as well as learn skills in relation to patrolling. Challenging yourself and experiencing different activities to the Under 14 camp. Expressions of Interest will be sent to all clubs by the end of January.

Sue Neil

Director of Education 

 


 

 

REVISED AWARDS PROCESSING

As part of the SLSNSW Academy & RTO, clubs and branches are required to follow the ASQA (State and National Registering Body) Standards for RTO’s.

The following table shows a breakdown of the Assessment Request process from SurfGuard, with the last column being the specific actions at NC branch level.

 

SurfGuard Award process – from SurfGuard Manual

Status

Description

Action

Responsibility

 

Action to take – NC   specific

Incomplete

Needs to be submitted,   updated or deleted

Submit

Club

Club submits assessment   request & notifies branch of assessment date and assessors required

Awaiting Approval

Branch or State have to   approve the assessment

Approve

Branch

Branch (DOE) approves the   assessment to go ahead & organises assessors

Approved

Assessment request has been   approved by branch or state but assessment has not been done

Process results

Club

After assessment - Club   enters results into assessment request, including pool swim times and run   swim run times (for BM, GM, SRC) as well as C/DNC/DNA/NYC

& sends course paperwork   to DOE

Awaiting Candidate Approval

Results have been entered   for each member as either C/DNA/DNC/NYC

Approve candidates

Branch

Branch (DOE) checks course   paperwork and approves candidate awards for allocation – Branch Registrar   processes this stage after receiving verification from DOE

Award Allocation

Done by State

Allocate awards

State

 

Complete

Archived by State

Archive

State

 

Rationale behind the Trial Course and Assessment Process:

  • Following SLSNSW training and assessments SOPs and procedures – part of the requirements set by the State registering body (ASQA) for all RTOs.
  • Following SurfGuard process as outlined in the SurfGuard Manual and SLSNSW SOPs (TA 2.1 – Assessment & AD 3.1 – Issuing Awards)
  • Currently, assessments are being processed without the course paperwork actually being submitted to branch and checked – this is one process in the SLSNSW SOPs not being followed and is an RTO requirement. (TA 2.1 – Assessment – Section 4.2 & AD 3.1 – Issuing Awards – Section 4.2 – Processing Awards). Some clubs have not forwarded the paperwork from course assessments  to branch for at least the last twelve months. Historically, this paperwork has been submitted and reviewed at Branch Education meetings, but due to lack of response and attendance the branch has been unable to hold education meetings for quite some time. Paperwork is required, and must be reviewed, for the assessment to be processed according to the SLSNSW Training SOPs.

The following are the relevant excerpts from the SLSNSW SOPs:

 

TA 2.1 – Section 4.2:

Branch and Club Submitting Assessment Results

- All candidates

- Trainers and Assessors

- Expected date of assessment (date can be changed if necessary)

- Content experts and probationary trainers and assessors in 'Comments' box

- At least one week prior to assessment, confirm details and 'Submit' assessment request. Notify the Branch Director of Education that assessment date has been confirmed.

b) Branch - Director of Education clicks 'Approve'.

c) Assessor / Facilitator - Assesses candidate as Competent or Not Yet Competent (NYC) and submits Course Advice Form to Club administrator for processing in accordance with SLSNSW Academy (Training and Assessment Division) SOP Issuing Awards (AD 3.1).

e) Assessor / Facilitator - Forwards all paperwork to Branch for Recording and Archiving

AD 3.1 – Section 4.2 :

4.2 Processing Awards

4.2.1 Club – enters ‘ New Assessment Request’ and includes:

· All candidates

· Trainers

· Expected date of assessment – date can be changed if required

· Content expert and probationary trainers in ‘Comments’ box

· At least one week prior to assessment, confirm details and ‘Submit’ assessment request. Also notify DOE that assessment date has been confirmed.

4.2.2 Branch – Director of Education selects ‘Approve’.

4.2.3 Club – Following assessment, Club selects ‘Process Results’. This brings up a page to complete the following details:

· Add Assessors. Add any Probationary Assessors to the Comments Box

· Mark each candidate (all items) as C/NYC/DNA/DNC

4.2.4 Branch – on receiving completed paperwork, DOE will complete ‘Awaiting Candidate Approval’

4.2.5 SLSNSW – completes processing – ‘Allocate Awards’, ‘Complete’ and then ‘Archive’.

Version 1 Dec 2013

 

Circular 28/13-14 Enhancements November containing information on enhancements and fixes relating to Surfcom, Beachsafe, Surfguard and the Members Portal. Please ensure that it is distributed

 


 

 

NC Branch Training/Assessment Procedure Guide – Club Courses

 


download  Download Training-Assessment Procedure Guide for CLub Cources Checklist.  download

 

  

 

Club – set up. Ensure all paperwork is present and completed – hand to assessors, including Form 14.

 

Assessors – record evidence on checklists. Complete Training Course Report and sign, Assessment sign-off sheets. Provide feedback to candidates and trainers. Complete TA205 Assessment Feedback form for NYC candidates, give to candidate and, record information on Training Course Report. Assessors to sign Form 14. All forms to be added to Course Evidence envelope and send to DOE.

 

Candidates – complete Participant Course Evaluation Forms and hand in.

 

8.       Club enters information into assessment request . At ‘Process Results’- enter assessors, and pool swim times, run swim run times if BM or SRC, and, C/NYC/DNA/DNC.

 

9.       Submit paperwork to DOE within 7 days . Use course checklist to verify all paperwork is enclosed.

 

10.     DOE completes processing of course paperwork, summarizes and prepares report and actions outcomes as necessary.

 

11.     DOE sends Branch Registrar Form 14 to indicate that assessment is ready for final processing. Information to be included – Assessment ID number, Club, candidates and assessment results (C, NYC, DNA, DNC). Branch Registrarto finish processing.

 

                                                                                                                        Version 1 Dec 2013

 


 

Gold Flowchart

 

 

Junior Branch

Under 14 Development Camp

The camp was held again at Coffs Coast Beach School in Bonville. 39 budding life savers from Woolgoolga, Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Bellinger Valley- North Beach and Urunga attended. Five chaperones and two previous attendees assisted in the varied activities, including the explanation of the process for Junior Lifesaver of the Year nominations. The group participated in activities involving communication, team building, team work and leadership. First Aid scenarios and introduction to patrolling were also included. Fun and enjoyment was provided through ice breakers and some outdoor games. On site activities provided the High Swing, Canoeing and a Commando course which enabled individuals to set some goals and allay their fears.

GROUP AFTER COMMANDO ACTIVITY

GROUP AFTER COMMANDO ACTIVITY

The introduction of the Commando course allowed the teams to compete against each other in a true to life setting, their fitness and communication skills were tested, they then completed an individual challenge, again, over the whole course. There were requests for more, even though they were muddy and full of sand after the maze crawl.

AN OBSTACLE ON COMMANDO COURSE

Thanks must go to the camp site for the catering and accommodation, Newcastle Permanent for their continued support of juniors and North Coast Branch, as well as Surf Life Saving NSW and North Coast Branch SLS, without this there would be no camp.

Delivery of the program involved both surf lifesavers and the camp supervisors, producing challenging activities. Incorporated were some non verbal communication ice breakers, team challenge using memory & trust.

CANOING GROUP

Program evaluation: would change one of the onsite activities to help develop teamwork, this would still involve an amount of personal challenge and variety from previous years. The venue is most suitable and provides risk management, a feeling of being anywhere but near a city and it is comfortable with ample room for all activities.

 

Sue Neil