LSV’s Multicultural Projects would not be possible without the support of our funding bodies. Historically, Federal, State and Local governments have funded projects as well as a number of philanthropic foundations.
These projects typically involve a variety of Life Saving Victoria Education and Training activities.
Activities include a combination of the below:
- Beach Program – practical water safety skills sessions at local beach
- Open Water Learning Experience – practical water safety skills sessions at inland waterway
- Meet a Lifeguard – interactive water safety presentation
- Resuscitate a Mate – interactive CPR information session
- Swimming lessons
- Grey Medallion – four-week over 55s water safety skills course
- Pool Lifeguard training
- First Aid training
- Bronze Medallion lifesaving training
- Nippers – Junior lifesaving training
For further information on our projects please click on the names below.
The Victorian Government, through the Department of Justice and Regulation, are the major contributor to Life Saving Victoria’s Multicultural Projects.
Funding from the government helps Victoria’s growing CALD community to learn about water safety, develop skills in swimming and water safety and give back to the community through training initiatives.
For further information on the Victorian Government’s Department of Justice and Regulation please CLICK HERE.
The YMCA/LSV CALD Aquatics Project is an initiative developed to engage CALD communities, in particular youth, from the City of Greater Dandenong in aquatic recreational activities.
LSV’s Beach Programs and Meet a Lifeguard sessions provide participants with vital water safety knowledge, and help them become more familiar and comfortable within local aquatic venues.
Interested youth engage in further training that provides employment and volunteer opportunities, which also develops positive role models and leaders.
Locations Include aquatic venues, lifesaving clubs and foreshore reserves in Melbourne’s South East.
For further information on the YMCA, CLICK HERE.
Life Saving Victoria engages various groups within Victoria’s Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) population to participate more regularly in safe aquatic activity.
CALD Community members of all ages participate in Beach Programs, Open Water Learning Experiences, Swimming Lessons, Grey Medallions and various training courses.
Most programs are located in Melbourne’s metropolitan area, while around 25 per of courses take place in regional Victoria
For further information on VicHealth, CLICK HERE.
The Royal Life Saving Society of Australia (RLSSA) supports Victoria’s Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities through its Swim and Survive Fund.
The initiative aims to increase access to structured courses in swimming, water safety, personal survival and basic rescue for children experiencing social or economic disadvantage.
For further information on the RLSSA Swim and Survive fund CLICK HERE.
Through the Inner North Community Foundation, Life Saving Victoria focuses on aquatic employment opportunities for CALD youth in the Cities of Yarra, Darebin and Moreland, in Melbourne’s inner northern suburbs.
Youth participate in beach activities at volunteer lifesaving clubs, learn to swim sessions at local pools, and targeted training courses.
After participants have successfully completed training courses, LSV assists in placing them into employment at Aquatic Centres within targeted inner northern municipalities.
For further information on the INCF, CLICK HERE.
The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation (LMCF) and Life Saving Victoria work to increase the physical and social participation of CALD communities in aquatic activities at aquatic facilities and local beaches.
LSV also develops positive CALD role models in the area of aquatics, who act as champions among their community and improve overall physical, mental and social wellbeing, as well as community harmony – to change Melbourne for good.
For further information on the LMCF, please CLICK HERE.
The Rootvij Kadakia Foundation was formed in the memory of Rootvij Kadakia, an international student from India.
In 2009, Rootvij lost his life at Lake Tyer’s beach in Victoria attempting to save a friend in the troubled waters.
A significant percentage of Victoria’s CALD population includes international students. Hence, spreading beach safety awareness amongst this group is vital to ensure their safety when visiting the many beaches on our wonderful coastline.
The Rootvij Kadiakia Foundation has partnered with Life Saving Victoria since 2010. Students take part in Beach Programs, and learn how to safely enjoy Victoria’s beaches.
For further information on the foundation please click here to visit their Facebook page.
The City of Port Phillip has been helping to promote key water safety messages to multicultural communities in the Port Phillip municipality for 7 years.
The project targets Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities that live in the City of Port Phillip, and also those that travel from other municipalities to utilise the water ways in the municipality.
Participants undertake Meet a Lifeguard, Resuscitate a Mate and Beach Programs, to learn important water safety messages in a fun and safe manner.
For further information on the CoPP CLICK HERE.
The City of Hobson’s Bay project focuses on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities living in the City of Hobson’s Bay, as well as communities from neighbouring municipalities who recreate at local beaches.
The Life Saving Victoria offers Meet a Lifeguard, Resuscitate a Mate and Beach Programs at venues within the municipality, for participants to learn important water safety messages in a fun and safe manner.
For further information on the Hobson’s Bay City Council, CLICK HERE.
Th NIB Foundation project is aimed at decreasing the rate of death by drowning and aquatic related injuries, so people and communities can live healthier lives.
Targeted at CALD youth in the cities of Brimbank and Greater Dandenong, participants take part in Beach Programs and Meet a Lifeguard sessions at beaches and schools in the municipalities.
For further information on the NIB Foundation, CLICK HERE.
LSV’s training, employment and water safety education ‘model’ will be adapted to support the wider Emergency Services Organisations to increase diversity within their agencies. It will enable influential CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) role models to be developed and trained to take on visible positions within a sector that has traditionally struggled to introduce diversity into its workplace. Successful candidates will be exposed to other youth within their communities as an example of what can be achieved.
For further information on the Office of multicultrual Affairs and Citizenship, CLICK HERE.