IRB Course Information
Please note that as of 2018 all lifeguards must hold an IRB qualification to crew or drive an IRB (unless training with a qualified IRB instructor).
To register for any of the IRB courses please complete the online registration here
If you have any queries please contact email@example.com
IRB Crewperson’s Courses
Due to recent changes in SLSNZ’s IRB policy requiring all lifeguards to hold at least a crew persons module qualification in order to be in an IRB on the water we will be running two options for the IRB crewperson’s course.
For more information on pre-requisites for these course please see tabs below.
Option One: IRB crew progression
This course will teach lifeguards all they need to know in order to safely crew an IRB with added extension to enable easier progression into the IRB drivers course. This is the preferred option for all those who wish to gain their IRB drivers in the future and / or wish to become regional lifeguards.
Candidates must attend all training sessions including the IRB development camp in Pauanui
Session 1: Sunday 01 July 2018 9am to 12pm at Omanu Beach
Session 2: Sunday 07 July 2018 9am to12pm at Omanu Beach
Lifeguard development camp Pauanui: 6pm Friday 13 July to 2pm Sunday15 July at Pauanui. The crewpersons exam will be on the Sunday at Pauanui
Cost: $30 plus accommodation costs tbc
You will receive further information upon registration.
Option Two: IRB Crewpersons module only
This course will teach lifeguards all they need to know in order to safely crew an IRB. This course is aimed at those lifeguards who have no intention of proceeding onto the IRB drivers qualification in the future and are purely undertaking the qualification to be able to crew in an IRB whilst on patrol.
This course will be held over two days:
Saturday 21 July 10am to 2pm at Omanu
Sunday 22 July 10am- 12pm – exam at Omanu
IRB Driver’s Training
Drivers will need to attend at least 10 out of 13 training sessions at Omanu in order to attend the IRB development camp / IRB drivers exam at Raglan. Drivers are also strongly encouraged to attend the IRB development camp at Pauanui in which they will be able to complete the first component (theory test) of their exam as well as gain valuable experience from a range of the top instructors in Eastern Region.
Training will be held on Sundays at Omanu Beach from 9am to 12pm starting Sunday 26 June through to Sunday 23 September.
Lifeguard development camp Pauanui: 6pm Friday 13 July to 2pm Sunday15 July at Pauanui.
Lifeguard development camp / exam Raglan: 28 – 30 September, more details to come.
Cost:$50 plus accommodation costs tbc
To register please complete the online registration here
For any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org