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The new Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue (35th edition) training manual (PSAR35) is now available to view within the new Surf Life Saving Australia Publications App.

The update of the manual follows the national review of the Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion course curriculum and is  Surf Life Saving Australia's (SLSA) response to overwhelming feedback from members requesting an electronic and mobile friendly publication.

This shift to online was made possible through Vocational Education and Training funding from the Federal Government.

“When we started this review process we started with a very simple question about how we can work better together to create great lifesavers and make the lives of our volunteers and members easier,” said SLSA Chair of Lifesaving, Chris Jacobson.

Surf Life Saving’s Publications App was built by local Sydney company BRAINS, which has deep ties to the surf lifesaving community. BRAINS worked closely with the SLSA National Learning & Development team to create the new digital platform for all of Surf Life Saving’s publications.

The app created by BRAINS uses state-of-the-art technology to be infinitely scalable and will be able to house all SLS publications in the future. The app can be used offline and allows members to learn anywhere, anytime, in a convenient way. SLSA are also able to make regular updates to the app in-house, so that the most current information reaches members as soon as possible.

The Publications App supports a range of learning styles and features images, videos, audio and direct links. It also provides intuitive ways to bookmark, highlight, search and navigate content to make learning and teaching easier.

The new SLSA Publications App is supported on both Apple and Android mobile devices and is available through the App Store and Google Play.

To view the new PSAR35 training manual within the app, it must first be purchased through the SLS Members Store - unless you are eligible for free access while teaching or assessing the SRC or BM course.

Trainers and assessors should have already received an email about the other new SRC and BM course resources. They should check their email details are correct in the SLS Members Area then let their branch directors of education know if they have not received this email.

Friday 5 July 2020