Unit of competency details

SRCAQU006B - Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environment (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 11/Oct/2004

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to SISCAQU306A - Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environmentE Updated and equivalent to SRCAQU006B Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environment 06/Jun/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to SRCAQU006A - Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environment 10/Oct/2004

Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080313 Public And Health Care Administration  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 080313 Public And Health Care Administration  11/Oct/2004 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Unit Descriptor

This unit has been developed for the Community Recreation Industry Training Package and covers the knowledge and skills to supervise clients at an aquatic recreation facility or environment to minimise risk.  

Application of the Unit

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Pre-Requisites

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Information

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria Pre-Content

Not applicable.

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria 

Element 

Performance Criteria 

1

Identify hazardous behaviours and situations 

1.1

Identify factors that contribute to problems that occur in an aquatic facility or environment 

1.2

Identify people at risk  or those who have specific needs when they are in an aquatic facility or environment 

1.3

Promptly identify hazardous behaviour and activities  to the individual and/or other clients 

1.4

Inspection of the aquatic facility or environment  and work environment  identifies potential hazards and risks in terms of the safety of staff and clients  using the aquatic facility or environment  and its services

2

Apply supervision techniques to maintain a safe aquatic facility or environment 

2.1

Appropriate application of supervision techniques  to the nature of the facility or environment in accordance with the facility standards and occupational health and safety requirements and relevant legislation and industry codes 

2.2

Appropriate response to problems observed to the situation and clients  involved and in accordance with the policy and procedures of the organisation, facility or environment

2.3

Adapt communication to suit the specific characteristics of each aquatic environment and its clients  and promotes compliance with safety rules and regulations

2.4

Make approaches in a non-threatening manner to individuals whose situations, behaviour or actions may be hazardous to themselves and/or others

2.5

Take action to remove clients when they do not comply with safety rules and regulations in accordance with the policy and procedures of the organisation, facility or environment

2.6

Comply safety check systems in accordance with the procedures of the organisation, facility or environment

2.7

Minimise distractions from active surveillance

3

Assess possible emergency or rescue situations 

3.1

Communicate information  to the individuals according to the Code of Practice of the aquatic facility

3.2

Promptly identify signs of possible casualty  or those which indicate a person in difficulty

3.3

Use an appropriate response to situations and clients  when problems are observed

3.4

Assess and communicate emergency situation according to the Code of Practice and emergency plan of the aquatic facility

4

Report and record incidents 

4.1

Use of reporting and recording procedures meet regulatory requirements and those of the emergency action plan for the aquatic facility or environment 

Required Skills and Knowledge

Not applicable.

Evidence Guide

The Evidence Guide identifies the critical aspects, knowledge and skills to be demonstrated to confirm competence for this unit. This is an integral part of the assessment of competence and should be read in conjunction with the Range Statements

Critical aspects of evidence to be considered 

Assessment must confirm the ability integrated demonstration of all elements of competency and their performance criteria, in particular the ability to

apply supervision techniques to maintain a safe aquatic facility or environment

promote compliance with the safety rules of the aquatic facility or environment

identify and minimise hazards and risks associated with an aquatic facility or environment

adapt communication to suit the specific characteristics of each aquatic environment and its clients to promote compliance with safety rules and regulation

Interdependent assessment of units 

This unit must be assessed after attainment of competency in the following unit(s)

Nil

This unit must be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)

SRCAQU003B Respond to an aquatic emergency using basic water rescue techniques OR 

SRCAQU007B Respond to an aquatic emergency using advanced water rescue techniques

For the purpose of integrated assessment, this unit may be assessed in conjunction with the following unit(s)

Nil

Required knowledge and skills 

Required knowledge

Organisational emergency procedures

Relevant occupational health and safety, government and industry regulations and legislative requirements

Identification of individuals who may be at risk

Signs and symptoms of physical injury

Crowd control in emergency situations

Hazardous behaviour that poses risks to clients

Facility or environment hazards

Role of a lifeguard

Required skills

Communication/interpersonal skills to promote compliance with safety rules and regulations and respond to an aquatic emergency

Problem solving skills to determine the appropriate course of action to minimise risks to clients and when required respond to an aquatic emergency

Application of supervision techniques in an aquatic environment

Resource implications 

Physical resources - assessment of this competency requires access to

a real or simulated work environment

appropriate documentation and resources normally used in the workplace

an aquatic facility or environment

Human resources - assessment of this competency will require

human resources consistent with those outlined in the Assessment Guidelines. That is, assessors (or persons within the assessment team) must

be competent in this unit but preferably be competent in the unit at the level above

be current in their knowledge and understanding of the industry through provision of evidence of professional activity in the relevant area

have attained the mandatory competency requirements for assessors under the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF) as specified in Standard 7.3 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 

Consistency in performance 

Due to issues such as supervision and judgement this unit of competency must be assessed over a minimum of three (3) sessions with a range of real clients at an aquatic facility or environment in order to ensure consistency in performance

Context for assessment 

This unit of competency must be assessed in the context of supervising a range of real clients at an aquatic facility or environment. The aquatic facility or environment should be safe, with noise to a level experienced with an activity in full operation

This unit of competency must be assessed in the context of community recreation in Australia. For valid and reliable assessment the community recreation activity should closely replicate the work environment. The environment should be safe, with the hazards, circumstances and equipment likely to be encountered in a real workplace

This unit of competence should be assessed through the observation of processes and procedures, oral and/or written questioning on required knowledge and skills and consideration of required attitudes

Where performance is not directly observed and/or is required to be demonstrated over a "period of time" and/or in a "number of locations", any evidence should be authenticated by colleagues, supervisors, clients or other appropriate persons

KEY COMPETENCIES 

Collect, Analyse&Organise Information

Communicate Ideas&Information

Plan&Organise Activities

Work with Others&in Teams

Use Mathematical Ideas&Techniques

Solve Problems

Use Technology

2

2

2

2

-

2

1

These levels do not relate to the Australian Qualifications Framework. They relate to the seven areas of generic competency that underpin effective workplace practices.

The three levels of performance (1, 2 and 3) denote the level of competency required to perform the task:

Use routine approaches

Select from routine approaches

Establish new approaches

Collecting , analysing and organising information  -

Communicating ideas and information  -

Planning and organising activities  -

Working with teams and others  -

Using mathematical ideas and techniques  -

Solving problems  -

Using technology  -

Please refer to the Assessment Guidelines for advice on how to use the Key Competencies.

Range Statement

Range Statements 

The Range Statements provide advice to interpret the scope and context of this unit of competence, allowing for differences between enterprises and workplaces. The Range Statements relate to the unit as a whole and helps facilitate holistic assessment. In addition, the following variables may be present for this particular unit of competency

RANGE STATEMENT 

CATEGORIES 

Aquatic facility and environments 

aquatic facilities may include

pools and spas

wave pools

pool surrounds

play equipment/areas

shower and changing areas

lakes

rivers

beaches

water slides

dams

environmental factors may include

weather conditions

reflective glare

ambient light

water clarity or turbidity

Clients 

may include

participants

supporters

sponsors

members

volunteers

teams

clubs

facility owners

spectators

staff

Hazardous behaviour and activities 

may include

misuse of equipment

swimming in areas that are unsafe

behaving with disregard for the safety of others and/or self

chewing gum while swimming

activities that are not complementary

diving into shallow water

consumption of alcohol/illegal drugs

People at risk 

may include those

under the influence of drugs or alcohol

overweight

elderly

with a disability

non-swimmers

injured swimmers

large groups of people visiting the aquatic facility or environment for the first time

in poor health or with a medical condition

young children

flotation users

weak swimmers

inappropriately dressed

two or more people clinging together or to an objec

Relevant legislation and industry codes 

will vary according to state/territory regulations but may include

guidelines or Code of Conduct policies developed by the peak bodies responsible for lifesaving, such as The Royal Life Saving Society Australia and Surf Life Saving

occupational health and safety

Dangerous Goods Act  and regulations

Health Act 

industrial relations

environment legislation

equal Employment Opportunity

anti-discrimination legislation

local government regulations

Child Protection Act 

Signs of possible casualty 

may result from

accident

illness

injury

medical conditions

must be able to identify the characteristics of a person in difficulty

non-swimmer

weak swimmer

injured swimmer

unconscious person

Supervision techniques 

must include

communication

positioning

public relations/education

recognition of clients in difficulty

scanning

facility analysi

Work environment 

varies with respect to

size of the organisation

location

organisational structure

nature of services provided

availability of resources

human

financial

physical

Unit Sector(s)

Not applicable.

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