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Are you interested in an International Technical Rescue Association (ITRA) Rope 2 or Rope 3 qualification?
I will be running a 4-day skill-gap course and 2-day assessment in conjunction with William Proctor (Safety Access & Rescue) in Australia’s Blue Mountains.
This is aimed at rescue technicians with existing skills and will be the first such course in Australia. This is not a beginners’ course, it is pitched at technicians with existing skills and experience who are seeking formal recognition of these skills through an internationally recognised qualification.
One of the fundamental principles of ITRA qualifications is that technicians are all assessed on individual skills by an independent assessor.
The key skills that need to be assessed for Rope Rescue Level 2 (Technician) and Level 3 (Advanced) are listed in the document: ITRA Technical Rescue Qualifications.
The workshop will include a variety of indoor and outdoor sessions in the upper Blue Mountains, Australia. If travelling from overseas, we are a 2-hour train ride from the International Airport in Sydney.
Dates and times:
Each day will run from 9am – 5pm.
There will be one night exercise (7pm – midnight) towards the end of the week.
Our goals are:
- To identify and fill gaps in participants’ theoretical and practical understanding of rope rescue systems in preparation for ITRA Rope 2 and Rope 3 assessment.
- To expose participants to a range of equipment and increase their ability to make smarter choices.
- To expose participants to a range of practical scenarios using a variety of equipment and techniques.
- To provide the opportunity for a credible assessment by an independent assessor and equip candidates with a robust, internationally recognised ITRA Rope Rescue qualification.
Food and Accommodation:
Food and accommodation are not supplied. There is a wide range of both food and accommodation businesses in the area. Please focus on the townships of Lawson, Wentworth Falls, Leura, Katoomba, or Blackheath for the best access to the venues we’ll use.
The link below takes you through a PayPal payment process in which you may pay with a credit card or a PayPal account. If you are in Australia and you would prefer to make a direct deposit to our account, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with the details.
Note: RopeLab will handle enrolment and finances for this program however candidates will be split between Richard Delaney (RopeLab Pty Ltd) and William Proctor (Safety Access & Rescue Pty Ltd) for the training and then groups will be swapped for the assessment. This is necessary to fulfil the requirements of independence of assessment.