Changes to First aid requirements
Australian Canoeing has made a change to the requirements of First aid certificates.
Lifeguards, Guides and Instructors no longer need to submit a copy of their First aid certificate with the first registration of re registration.
Australian Canoeing will be leaving the currency and level of First aid required up to the organisation in which leaders are operating in. This way organisations can be sure leaders hold a current and the appropriate First aid certificate for the area of operation.
AC has introduced the ability for ACAS holders to update the details of their First aid and Working with Children under their user profile so that organisations can view these with a simple search on the AC website. http://education.canoe.org.au/find.php .
You can add your First aid and Working with Children details to your profile by going to http://education.canoe.org.au/ and signing in with your username and password. If you do not know what these are please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that if you are running an ACAS program (either through an NTP or a skills award as an Instructor, as per last update) you will be required to hold a current First aid and CPR certificate, the location etc will determine which level is required.
'AC recommends that all Lifeguards, Guides and Instructors hold a First aid qualification appropriate to the area of operation from a recognised provider.'