Member Courses

Course Introduction


All surf lifesavers in Western Australia complete their training through their local Surf Life Saving club for the Surf Life Saving Australia Bronze Medallion.

The Bronze course is usually run over a period of six to eight weeks, involving both theory and practical sessions conducted at the candidates local Surf Life Saving Club. The final assessment may take place at a centralised location in conjunction with other Surf Clubs.

The Bronze Medallion is aligned to the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) qualification. Members can gain this qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning process. Contact Surf Life Saving WA for more information on this.
Assessment

During the Final Assessment for the above award, candidates will be required to demonstrate the following:

  • 200m Run - 200m Swim - 200 Run in under 8:00 minutes
  • Demonstrate radio operations
  • Demonstrate basic first aid
  • Demonstrate 10 signals
  • Demonstrate lifts and carries
  • Demonstrate board and tube rescues
  • Demonstrate spinal management
  • Demonstrate resuscitation and defibrillation

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Experience Level: Advanced

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Senior First Aid training aims to develop the knowledge and skills for a person to manage emergency First Aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. 

  • Apply the principals of First Aid
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations  
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Unpacking and applying a defibrillator
  • Treatment of wounds, shock and severe bleeding
  • Treatment of infection, shock, fractures, bleeding and burns, sprains and strains
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, anaphylaxis, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings
  • Safe manual handling techniques

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Reference Nr.: 003
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Experience Level: Beginner

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Course Information


The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) Course is conducted at Surf Life Saving Clubs along the West Australian coast.

The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. Whether you plan to compete in surf sports or simply patrol, there are plenty of opportunities and a variety of challenges within a surf club:

  • For U/13 - U/14's who participate in Senior Surf Life Saving competitions, the SRC is a requirement, along with minimum patrol hours to compete at local and state competitions/carnivals
  • To assist your club with community service via patrolling our beaches
  • Develop team building skills
  • Helping with water safety at carnivals and surf club events
  • For parents to participate in their children's nipper activities (water safety)

Course Outcomes

  • Perform a board and tube rescue of a conscious and unconscious patient
  • Perform basic first aid
  • Perform Resuscitation and Patient Assessment
  • Complete a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m run in under five minutes
  • Communicate on Patrol via signals

Course Outline

  • Basic First Aid
  • Work as part of a team
  • Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue
  • Communications
  • OH&S

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Online Learning

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Reference Nr.: 002
Group: Default Group
Experience Level: Intermediate

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