This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to perform rescues and recoveries in routine, predictable situations in rafting, canoeing or kayaking activities on water up to Grade 3 standard.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Evidence of the following is essential: - assesses rescue situation in a timely manner to identify potential hazards and risks, and determines efficient rescue and recovery methods - selects and uses rescue equipment and resources, including mechanical advantage systems, in a variety of white water rescue and recovery situations - communicates with other members of the rescue team and adapts to problems or issues that may arise during white water rescues and recoveries to ensure safety of self and group - evaluates and reflects on own rescue and recovery performance to identify strengths, weaknesses and areas that need improvement - carry out multiple rescues utilising the full range of rescue and recovery methods, one of these being in a time critical environment - release and rescue an entrapped victim in a time critical environment- safely recover a wrapped, pinned or breached craft using a mechanical advantage system ensuring equalisation of load and anchors to minimise damage to craft

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