As an Education Queensland facility, the Tallebudgera Beach Outdoor Education School adheres to, and in many cases exceeds, the safety standards required by the department. For all program activities TBOES takes responsibility for Curriculum Activity Risk Assessments deemed to be of a high risk.

Visiting schools have a responsibility to ensure the following is completed:

  1. Print the relevant CARA and/or risk assessment forms and attach it to your completed ‘Variation to School Routine’
  2. Ensure Tallebudgera Beach School ‘Medical Consent Form’ has been completed by all students.
  3. For Special Needs students (impairments, behavioral issues or medical conditions) it is the responsibility of your school to liaise with Tallebudgera Beach School to formulate a management plan.

Quality programs and safety procedures are paramount to the operations of the Tallebudgera Beach Outdoor Education School. This is achieved through:

  • Highly trained and qualified instructional staff –
    • Senior First Aid Certificate – annually updated.
    • Advanced Life Support Certificate – annually updated.
    • Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion, Cert. 2 Public Safety Aquatic Rescue – updated annually
    • Canoeing Basic Skills Certificate
    • Canoeing Instructors Certificate 1
    • Motor Boat License
    • Restricted Coxswains Certificate
    • Pool Lifeguard Certificate
  • All staff are involved with an annual induction that includes –
    • Child Protection / Code of Conduct
    • Manual Handling
    • Fire Training
    • Managing Risks in School Curriculum Activities
    • Site specific and relevant work area training
  • Activity equipment is of a high quality and in good working order.
  • Facilities are regularly inspected and well maintained.
  • Risk assessments have been completed for all beach school activities.
  • Teaching lesson plans have been specifically designed to incorporate safety procedures, identified by the risk assessment to reduce and avoid potential risks.
  • Lesson plans are comprehensively reviewed by all instructional staff annually, with changes and modifications made throughout the year based on best practice.
  • Procedures are in place to effectively deal with emergency situations at all venues.
  • Each program is reviewed daily to streamline procedures ensuring best practice through program efficiency, effectiveness and safety.
  • Mobile phones, first aid kits and student medication are carried with group leaders for off site activities.
  • Daily program flexibility to modify activities, relocate or seek activity alternatives.
  • The school has a fully qualified Workplace Health and Safety Officer and has Quarterly Workplace, Healthy and Safety meetings.
  • The Beach School complies with the departments ‘Sun Smart Policy’.
  • The Beach School has completed a Curriculum Activity Risk Assessments for every activity that has been deemed high risk by the Department. Incorporated within this document are the control measures implemented by the Beach School to ensure risks are avoided or minimised.

Please find below, the relevant CARA and risk assessment documents for specific programs with control measures implemented by Tallebudgera Beach School to ensure client safety and welfare.