Surf Life Saving Education

Stockton SLSC provides education and support to members wishing to gain surf life saving qualification and we encourage all members to at minimum undertake the Bronze Medallion course.

The Bronze Medallion qualification is directly applied to every day surf lifesaving activities, however as Stockton SLSC is affiliated with Surf Life Saving NSW & Hunter Branch we are recognised training organisations that provide courses and qualifications that are recognised in the broader community.

It’s a requirement for all active patrol members to have a Surf Rescue Certificate (Under 15) or the Bronze Medallion.

Becoming confident and competent in areas of Lifesaving Education can assist our members to improve their own personal development as well as be beneficial when looking to further their careers.

Surf Life Saving Qualifications

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

Award Summary
The aim of this course is to provide participants aged between 13- 15 with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This course is the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision. An examination will be held after consistent training by one of the clubs qualified instructors.

Pre-requisites 
Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Have completed a 200 metre swim in five (5) minutes or less, unaided (goggles/mask permitted), in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, evidence of which must be provided to the Assessor on the timed swim form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification.

Bronze Medallion

Award Summary
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic 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. An examination will be held after consistent training by one of the clubs qualified instructors.

Unit/s of Competency
PUA21012 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue):

  • PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
  • HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
  • PUASAR013A Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • PUATEA001B Work in a team
  • PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organisation
  • PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health & safety policies & procedures
  • PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR012C Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills

Candidates may also be issued the following units:

  • HLTCPR211B Perform CPR OR
  • HLTAID001 Perform CPR

Pre-requisites
Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Complete an unaided swim (goggles/masks permitted) of 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, evidence of which must be provided to the Assessor on the appropriate form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification

Advanced Surf Life Saving Courses

Additional courses are provided for members to further their lifesaving qualifications. These courses include:

Aquatic Rescue & Public Safety Awards

  • Radio Operator
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
  • Gold Medallion

 

Powercraft Awards

  • All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Operator Induction
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew person
  • Silver Medallion Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Driver
  • Rescue Water Craft (RWC) Operator

 

First Aid Awards

  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Apply (Senior) First Aid
  • Pain Management
  • Spinal Management

 

Course Timetable & Registration

All Surf Lifesaving Education courses are planned and scheduled by Brendon Ryman (Director of Education) and will be posted within the events timetable. Enquiries for course registrations can be made via the form below.

Education Course Enquiry

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Contact Us

Stockton Surf Life Saving Club

Ph: (02) 4928 3562
Email: stocktonsurf@bigpond.com

Location: Pitt St, Stockton NSW 2295