Community SRC Courses
The purpose of these courses are to give you the basic beach surveillance and surf awareness skills and knowledge required for involvement in lifesaving operations. The Surf Rescue Certificate is the introduction to being a qualified life saver, and the Bronze Medallion is the core award for surf lifesavers in Australia.
Community Surf Rescue Certificate
The Community Surf Rescue Certificate is a two day course suitable for anyone over the age of 13. Candidates will be taught and assessed on performing rescues, identifying dangers, resuscitation, basic first aid and supervision skills. There will also be a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m Run which must be performed in less than 5 minutes and a theory workbook to be completed.
This certificate is recognised by the Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) as a minimum requirement to supervise children around open water aquatic activities.
- Be at least 13 years of age on the date of final assessment
- Current First Aid Certificate
*$200 per participant including GST (includes 34th Edition, Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual)
Community Surf Rescue Certificate (Re-qualification)
To retain the Community Surf Rescue Certificate, the qualification must be updated annually. The re-qualification is a two hour course that covers revision and re-testing of the content from the Community Surf Rescue Certificate including a CPR update, 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m Run test, rescues and signals.
$50 per participant including GST
Community Surf Rescue Certificate (Bridging Course)
The Community Surf Rescue Certificate bridging course enables those persons who already hold the Royal Life Saving Bronze Medallion qualification and require the Surf Life Saving Surf Rescue Certificate to work in the SA Water VACSWIM Program. The bridging course lasts one day and covers surf awareness, emergency care, resuscitation (CPR), surf skills, rescue techniques, carries and support, supervision strategies, 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m Run test within 5 minutes and a theory workbook to be completed.
PLEASE SEE ABOVE DATES FOR BRIDGING COURSES
$120 per participant including GST (includes 34th Edition, Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual)
Community Bronze Medallion
Candidates can achieve the Community Bronze Medallion through the Surf Rescue Certificate pathway, or can enter direct into the Community Bronze Medallion course if they meet the prerequisites. The Community Bronze Medallion is conducted over an intensive week long course or over multiple scheduled sessions. The iconic Bronze Medallion is equivalent to the nationally accredited qualification – Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) PUA21012. On successful completion, candidates will receive both the Bronze Medallion and Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) PUA21012, which includes the following units:
- PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
- HLTFA211A Provide basic emergency life support
- PUASAR009B Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
- PUATEA001B Work in a team
- PUATEA004C Work effectively in a public safety organisation
- PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health & safety policies and procedures
- PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment
- PUASAR012B Apply surf awareness and self rescue skills
- HLTAID001 Perform CPR
Be at least 14 years of age to commence training & 15 years on the date of final assessment
Hold a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003)
Be able to swim 400 metres in nine (9) minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of at least 25m in length or over a measured open-water course
*$300 per participant including GST (includes 34th Edition, Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual)
* Private courses can be organised with a minimum of 8 candidates.
For more information on the latest courses contact
Belinda Schiphorst Community, Education and Training Manager at Surf Life Saving SA on (08) 8354 6900