Residential Express Rigging & Rescue Course - TP & AG Abseiling (Tenative)
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Event Details
Theory
When:
Wed 28th Aug 2024 (7.30pm to 10pm)
Where:
Online Event
Practical
When:
Fri 6th Sep 2024 (7pm) to Sun 8th Sep 2024 (5pm)
Where:
More info
Cost:
Participant - Venturer, Rover, Adults - $125.00
Repeat Participants (of SNR Course) - Free
Staff - Qualified Guide - Free
Staff - Experienced Trainee Helpers - Free
Registrations:
Open: Wed 28th Aug 2024 (12am)
Close: Wed 28th Aug 2024 (11pm)
Capacity:
Maximum 14 people
Coordinator:
Account:
Sydney North Region
sn.region@nsw.scouts.com.au
Brief Summary:
If you want to build on your skills and work towards being able to take other people out abseiling then this is the workshop for you. Learn how to set up abseils, rig for rescue, and get yourself and others out of difficulty. This covers aims to get you through the content of the Trained Participant and Assistant Guide levels of the VET qualifications to give you a solid base to build you abseil skills on.
Additional Information

We're looking at running this course but location hasn't been confirmed yet. Watch this space. Registrations will open once the date is confirmed.

This is an express version of our normal Rigging & Rescue course which will consist of an online theory night. Significant pre-reading, and an intensive weekend. The training sessions will start on the Friday evening.

If you want to build on your skills and work towards being able to take other people out abseiling then this is the workshop for you. Learn how to set up abseils, rig for rescue, and get yourself and others out of difficulty. This covers aims to get you through the content of the Trained Participant and Assistant Guide levels of the VET qualifications to give you a solid base to build you abseil skills on. Participants can also use this course to cover items in their OAS levels 5,6 & 7. We aim to also assist participants with the RPL of their Trained Participant Core.

It is expected that participants assist on a couple of Safe Participant Courses, and attend followup workshops to fully achieve competency at a VET standard.

Repeat Participation in the course is free.

Course Structure

The two theory nights are held at Barra Brui Scout Hall and includes a mix of theory presentations and practical components. These introduce you to the skills that you will then practise at an in hall practical day at Barra Brui, followed by on Cliff Practical at Lindfield Rocks.

This is not an overnight course.

The practical days run from 8am to 5pm.

Participants should be prepared to do a bit of pre-reading and "homework" between theory sessions and before the practical to get the most out of the course (although you can still succeed without that).

Assumed Knowledge

The course is suitable for Venturers, Rovers, and Leaders.

The course assumes completion of OAS Stage 4 or equivlant knowledge (at least 10 abseils accross two ocassions, ability to prussik, ability to operate a top belay). However we generally get a broad range of skill levels from people who have recently completed their Safe Participant/OAS 4 course right through to very experienced people who are getting up to speed on Scout's NSW standards for rigging & rescue.

Recomended Pre-Reading

Additional readings will be sent out a week before the course, and after each practical session.

Price Includes

  • Self Belay Prussik
  • Cows Tail
  • Free repeats of this course for revision 

Looking for more abseiling check out the Sydney North Region Website.

 

Staff Registrations Welcome

If you are an appointed guide in a rockcraft displine we'd love to have you along as a helper to help us deliver the best experience for the course, and also to expand the number of participants we can take on the course.

Trainees with significant experience (close to submitting your guide paperwork and have had a fair bit of rigging and rescue practice in scouting ) are also welcome and encouraged to sign up as staff.