Awards Training Schedule and Courses
Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
13+ years on the date of the assessment
We will provide detail of SRC training soon. Send in your Expression of Interest to Ben.
Bronze Medallion Course
15+ years on the date of the assessment
We will provide detail of the next Bronze Medallion Course soon. Send in your Expression of Interest to Ben.
Actions to take
Renew (or join) and pay your membership on https://members.sls.com.au
Book into the Bronze course. You can access this via the e-learning tab in the SLSA members area. You can also get to this page via LSV Members Training from Anywhere
Once booked in you can access your online course content. Specific parts of this must be completed before you can participate in the practical sessions.
Once booked into the course you will receive an email with further information and instructions
To reduce the face to face training hours we have chosen to deliver this course using a blended delivery model, meaning you will be required to complete the theory online via videos, activities and quizzes. We will then recap the theory during the practical sessions and complete the practical activities. This reduces the face to face course time by about 10 hours. There will be support provided by our trainers if any candidate is experiencing difficulty with the online learning.
Dates and Times
Minimum course time is 24 hours of face to face learning, plus the online content. We have included an option of two assessment dates to work around your calendars.
Advance Resuscitation Technique (ART) Award
With the option of adding an extra 3 hours to the course you can to obtain an ART award. There is a lot of cross over with the award content, so we can double up on the learning.
What if I can't make a session?
We will work with you to find a time that suits us both to complete the learning. The minimum times are quite strict now.
What if I'm having trouble throughout the process?
Contact our Training Instructor Ben via email
Skills Maintenance (Requals)
Skills maintenance or ‘Requals” are necessary to:
ensure ongoing competency of members in their area of training and activities
maintain the standards of knowledge and expertise of lifesavers
Satisfy legal and statutory requirements
Reinforce and maintain our service commitment to patrolling Main Beach
All members who wish to undertake patrol duties or compete in competitions at a State or National level are required to undertake annual skills maintenance activities to maintain proficiency.
NB. Any member completing their proficiency after 31 December shall not be permitted to participate in any SLSA Championship competition until the 1 July in that year (Refer SLSA Policy 5.4).
Skills maintenance includes practical assessment activities and (for some awards) an online theory component.
Skills Maintenance FAQs
How do I book for a course?
Go to the Member Training Portal https://members.sls.com.au log in and register for the applicable course. NB: You MUST be a current member, or you will not be covered by insurance or be able to register.
Can I do a course at another club?
Yes. Go to the Member Training Portal https://members.sls.com.au. If there is training that is available and open to other club members you will be able to register.
Is there a cost?
Yes, in most cases there will be a fee to cover the cost of materials and/or trainers.
There are a number of lifesaving qualifications that you may be interested in gaining.
Aquatic Rescue Awards
Surf Rescue Certificate
Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR)
Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)
Emergency Care Awards
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate/ Advanced Resuscitation Techniques [AID]
Spinal Management Certificate
Pain Management Certificate
Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid
IRB Crew Certificate
Silver Medallion IRB Driver
Specialist Powercraft Awards (JRB/ORB) and RWC Operator
Side-by-Side Vehicle (SSV) Operator Awards
Beach Management and Radio Awards
Silver Medallion Beach Management
Radio Operators Certificate
Training and Assessing Awards
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