top of page

Lifesaving - Bronze Medallion

The Bronze course is usu­ally run over a period of 8–10 weeks, involv­ing both the­ory and prac­ti­cal ses­sions. The final assess­ment may take place in con­junc­tion with other surf clubs.



  • Can­di­dates must be a finan­cial mem­ber for the cur­rent season

  • Can­di­dates must be a min­i­mum of 15 years old prior to the course commencement

  • Have com­pleted a 400 metre swim in nine (9) min­utes or less prior to com­mence­ment of course (signed and observed by an autho­rised club per­son). This can be done in a swim­ming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a mea­sured open water course.


The fol­low­ing Units of Com­pe­tency will be assessed and issued as the Cer­tifi­cate II in Pub­lic Safety (Aquatic Res­cue) qualification:

  • Fol­low defined OH&S poli­cies and procedures

  • Apply surf awareness

  • Pro­vide emer­gency care

  • Com­mu­ni­cate in the workplace

  • Oper­ate com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems & equipment

  • Par­tic­i­pate in an aquatic res­cue operation

  • Work effec­tively in a pub­lic safety organisation

  • Work in a team



Dur­ing the Final Assess­ment, you will be required to demon­strate the following:

  • 200m Run — 200m Swim — 200 Run in under eight (8) minutes

  • Demon­strate Radio Operations

  • Demon­strate Basic First Aid

  • Demon­strate 10 Signals

  • Demon­strate Lifts & Carries

  • Demon­strate Board and Tube Rescues

  • Demon­strate Spinal Management

  • Demon­strate Resus­ci­ta­tion & Defibrillation



Mem­bers are required to re-qual­ify this award annu­ally. Re-qual­i­fi­ca­tions take around 2–3 hours to com­plete and are con­ducted at the club.


bottom of page