The ASIDE course is a challenging award, which provides teachers, outdoor educators and other community members the knowledge and skills to be able to supervise people in a dynamic open water environment.

This award is the minimum qualification for those who wish to participate in beach/water activities adhering to the Tasmanian DoE Guidelines. The practical and theoretical sections of the award are designed to test a person's competency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, basic first aid plus anatomy and physiology. A candidates physical fitness is tested by a 200m run- 200m swim- 200m run completed in under eight minutes and simulated rescues using a rescue board and tube. All these skills combine to train candidates to be effective leaders tasked with providing a safe beach and aquatic environment.

  • Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills (PUSAR012C)

  • Participate in aquatic rescue operations (PUASAR013A)  

  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001)

ASIDE Pre-requisites

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age on the date of assessment (under 18 parent/ carer/ guardian consent required) and

  • Must complete a 400 metre swim in nine minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres or over a measured open water course before any training starts in the surf and/or deep water. This component is done on the first day of the course.

Pool to ASIDE Bridging Course Pre-requisites 

  • Swimming and Water Safety Program Instructor/Teacher, to currently hold and have updated;

  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform Basic Water Rescues (SISCAQU002)

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age on the date of assessment (where the candidate is under 18 they must have a parent/guardian consent)

  • Must agree to adhere to SLST policies and procedures

ASIDE - Full Course (Two Days) - $220 per candidate (price includes training manual and pool entry)

ASIDE - Skills Maintenance Course ( One Day)  - $110 for annual update 

Pool to ASIDE bridging Course (Half Day) - $150 (discounted rate $110 for SWSP Seminar Attendees)

ASIDE Course Content

Pool to ASIDE Bridging Course Content - For information on course dates please contact the office

SLST Cancellation and Refund Policy - Please read

Course Calendar 2017

(please be aware of the date you are selecting) 


Date  Venue ASIDE - Full Course   ASIDE - Skills Maintenance  Pool to ASIDE Bridging Course

North West 

Please email Jacqui Hughes to registar your interest

Date  Venue ASIDE - Full Course ASIDE - Skills Maintenance Pool to ASIDE Bridging Course


Date  Venue Full Course Skills Maintenance Pool to ASIDE Bridging Course
 13th January 2018 Bridport SLSC  No Yes No
14th January 2018 Bridport SLSC  No Yes No


Note - Teachers if your school is paying for your to training please wait to the completion of training. Then an invoice will be sent.

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