CARA related information

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 this form and attach it to your completed ‘Variation to School Routine’
  2. Ensure Beach School ‘Medical Consent Form’ has been completed by all staff and students
    Surf Awareness Residential Camp > Information for visiting Teachers > Camp Co-ordination Forms > Form C
  3. For Special Needs students (impairments, behavioral issues, medical conditions or dietary requirements) it is the responsibility of your school to liaise with parents to formulate a management plan. This may require the completion of a Beach School Specific Medical Condition Form,
    Surf Awareness Residential Camp > Information for visiting Teachers/ Parents > Specific Medical Conditions

After collaboration with parents your school, if necessary, can contact the Beach School to develop systems to ensure that individual needs can be catered for. Any additional forms that have been completed must be attached to the individuals Medical Consent Form.

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 camp is reviewed weekly 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, relocated 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 use the sub-menu to find these identified high risk activities and the control measures implement by the Beach School to ensure client safety and welfare.