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ASF Vertical Course

The ASF is running a vertical course.  If you are interested please see the details in the PDF flyer and respond directly to them.

BWRS RAFA Course Now Open

The Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad is now taking registrations for its next April 2013 course.

Dates: 6 & 7 April 2013 and 20 & 21 April 2013.

Location: Berrima Scout Hall

Visit this site for more details:

If you already have certification and require re-certification, a re-certification course (single weekend) course is planned for September and a full course in October. Details will be provided closer to the date.

BWRS Comprehensive First Aid Course in February

As part of your personal skills and club training, it is highly recommended that you do a 1st aid course. Owing to the remoteness of some of the caving areas we visit or even response time to a cave incident, having the skills and knowledge to sustain an injured caver could save a life or prevent further injury.  The VRA/Bushwalkers Wilderness Rescue Squad are offering a nationally recognized accredited comprehensive wilderness ‘two weekend’  first aid course this coming February. I have done this course along with many cavers and some members of the NSW Caver Rescue Squad. I highly recommend this course as it prepares us to tackle many of the complex first aid situations that we may need to deal with as a caver, and more.

For detailed information visit this link: Comprehensive Remote Area First Aid Course


  • 2-3 February 2013 and
  • 16-17 February 2013.

Location: North Wahroonga Scout Hall (near Hornsby-Sydney)

Cave Surveying Course for October

HCG and Hills Speleos are running another cave surveying course at Bungonia.  This time is is scheduled for the 13th and 14th October with RSVPs closing on the 8th of October.  Full details are available as a printable PDF.

Basic Cave Surveying Course: 11/12/13 February 2011

Hills Speleos and Highland Caving Group are again running their exceptional cave surveying course. This time its scheduled for the 11/12/13 February 2012 and if you are interested then they have produced a PDF flyer with the full details.

Please contact them directly if you are interested in attending.

Basic Cave Surveying Course

HCG and HSC are running a basic cave surveying course, see notice below. If you are interested in attending as one of the two UTSSS people then contact us immediately.

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