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Bronze Medallion


The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.

  • Aged over 15yrs of age at date of final assessment

  • Swim 400m in under 9mins

  • Be a current financial member of Clifton Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

  • Willing to provide patrolling and/or water safety services at agreed  

  • Contribute to the management of work health and safety (WHS)

  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

  • Describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards

  • Recognise appropriate beach types, conditions and areas in the surfzone for bathing

  • Demonstrate surf skills

  • Explain the functions of various systems in the human body

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques

  • Perform basic resuscitation techniques (oxygen therapy, defibrillation)

  • Identify basic patient management techniques

  • Communicate in the workplace

  • Perform radio communications using approved SLSA radios

  • Perform patient approaches, support and escapes aided by equipment on a conscious and an unconscious patient

  • Identify people in distress in an aquatic environment

  • Perform surf skills

  • Perform patient retrieval and support unaided by equipment

  • Set up a patrol and describe your role on patrol

  • Demonstrate standard patrol practices

  • Work as part of a team

  • Improve fitness

This course aligns with the nationally recognised  qualification PUA21012 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).

Next Course / Opportunities
Recognition of Prior Learning

There is currently no course planned.

Intakes will begin in November/Decmeber


If you believe you already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this award, or who have received one or more of the related units of competency, you may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer. For example, you may apply to receive RPL if you are transitioning from your Surf Rescue Certificate to the Bronze Medallion.

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