Training Courses

Mona Vale SLSC run training courses across all major surf lifesaving awards including Aquatic Rescue & Public Safety, Powercraft and First Aid. View the full list of awards.

  • SRC
  • Bronze Medallion
  • ARTC
  • Spinal Management
  • Provide First Aid
  • IRB Crew Certificate
  • Silver Medallion IRB Driver
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management
  • Gold Medallion

Surf Rescue Certificate

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 course is the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 13 years of age on the date of 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.

For more detailed information on this award, download the SRC course syllabus.

Bronze Medallion

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.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date/s of 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.

For more detailed information on this award, download the Bronze Medallion course syllabus.

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and application of oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious and unconscious breathing casualties.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of assessment
  • Hold one of the following SLSA awards:
    • Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
    • First Aid
    • Resuscitation

For more detailed information on this award, download the ARTC course syllabus.

Spinal Management Certificate

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to manage injured casualties with suspected spinal injuries in an aquatic environment and in emergency situations.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Be proficient in one of the following awards:
    • First Aid
    • Bronze Medallion
  • Hold one of the following units of competency:
    • HLTFA211A
    • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
    • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

For more detailed information on this award, download the Spinal Management course syllabus.

Provide First Aid

This course is available commercially via SLSNSW and other registered training organisations. Some Surf Life Saving Clubs may offer the course to members as a part of their annual training schedule. It is not available through the Sydney Northern Beaches branch office.

The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. Once completed, participants will obtain a first aid certificate that is valid for three years. The Provide First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training.

IRB Crew Certificate

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively crew an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Be currently proficient in Bronze Medallion (and hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue))

For more detailed information on this award, download the IRB Crew Certificate course syllabus.

Silver Medallion IRB Driver

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) in surf rescue operations.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Candidates must have more than 10 hours crewing experience evidenced by log
  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age to commence training
  • Candidates must be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Candidates must hold and be currently proficient in:
    • Bronze Medallion and Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
    • IRB Crewperson Certificate
  • Candidates must meet the local state Marine Licensing requirements
  • Candidates must hold the following units of competency (normally attained on completion of the Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)):
    • PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
    • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care HLTFA201A or B Provide basic emergency life support
    • PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment OR PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment

For more detailed information on this award, download the Silver Medallion IRB Driver course syllabus.

Silver Medallion Beach Management

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a beach and a team in emergency and non-emergency situations. The course is aimed at people wishing to be Patrol Captains, Lifeguards and Lifeguard Supervisors.

The following nationally recognised units of competency are issued upon completion of this award:

  • PUATEA002B Work autonomously
  • PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities
  • BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness

These units form a part of the nationally recognised qualification PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue).

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Have a minimum of 20 patrol hours logged on SurfGuard
  • Be at least 17 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Hold the Bronze Medallion award and the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • Be proficient in ONE of the following:
    • Bronze Medallion
    • Radio Operator
    • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
    • First Aid
    • Spinal Management

This course includes practical scenarios where candidates may be expected to use radios to communicate. Candidates should ensure they have refreshed their knowledge of radio use and pro-words before attending the course.

For more detailed information on this award, download the Silver Medallion Beach Management course syllabus.

Gold Medallion

The Gold Medallion is an advanced lifesaving award. The aim of this course is to provide participants with advanced skills and knowledge to manage emergency situations autonomously.

Candidates must hold and be proficient in ALL of the following awards prior to being eligible for the Gold:

  • Bronze Medallion (and Hold the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue))
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate or Advanced Resuscitation Techniques [AID]
  • First Aid [AID]
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management

For more detailed information on this award, download the Gold Medallion course syllabus.

Register for a Training Course

To register for an upcoming training course, please provide your details via the link below. If you would like to register for more than one course, please choose all relevant courses at the bottom of the registration form. If dates are not yet listed for your preferred course, please indicate your interest and we’ll be in touch with more details soon.

For more information, or to enquire about alternate courses, please email the Chief Instructor

Intensive Bronze Course

Intensive Bronze Course
When: Sunday 6 January 2019
Time: 10am – 1pm

Bronze Course

8 week Bronze Course 
When: Starting 23 Jan 2019
Time: 7.30pm

SRC Course

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ARTC Course

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First Aid Course

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IRB Crew Course

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IRB Driver Course

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Spinal Mgmt Course

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Silver Medallion Beach Mgmt

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Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue

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Gold Medallion Course

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