Course Details

SLS MEMBERS ONLY – State SRC to BM intensive (inc HLTAID011 Provide First Aid)

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The State intensive Surf Rescue Certificate to Bronze Medallion Course is a course that provides participants with skills and knowledge related to surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, radio operations, resuscitation, emergency care, spinal management, communication, teamwork and Surf Life Saving patrol operations.
In addition, members will obtain the new HLTAID011 Provide First Aid qualification.

  • Provide First Aid certificate expires after 3 years
  • CPR expires after 1 year
  • Bronze Medallion Proficiency is required annually

Target Audience:

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions: 

  • Has completed a minimum of 10 patrolling hours as a qualified Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) award holder (SurfGuard reflective)
  • Is currently proficient in SRC (SurfGuard reflective)
  • Has completed their SRC less than 3 years prior to commencing this training
  • Will be 15 years on the date of final assessment.
  • Complete a 400-metre swim in 9 minutes or less
  • Attend all the training detailed in the timeline.
  • Have access to all personal equipment detailed in the resources.

Learning Outcomes:

  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
  • PUA20119 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

Learning Methods:


Participants will be assessed individually and in group activities. Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants need to display competency in all assessable elements to successfully complete the unit package PUA20119 accreditation.

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment:

Surf Life Saving SA/NT recognises that students participating in its training courses may have special needs. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy problems, or disabilities. Students with special needs should contact SLSSA prior to enrolment to discuss their needs.

Assessment is through demonstration‚ presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include oral and written questioning‚ practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Please note as of 1st September 2022 the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) have advised Registered Training Organisations that training and assessment activities undertaken during First Aid and CPR courses will revert to pre-COVID conditions. This means learners will be required to demonstrate rescue breathing techniques on manikins and not simulate such skills to the side of the manikin as previously allowed during the pandemic.  Learners will not have the opportunity to request an exemption from providing rescue breaths if they wish to gain a competent result in the Unit of Competency and/or qualification.

Program Benefits:


  • Safety and well being
  • Surf awareness and skills
  • The human body
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillation and basic oxygen
  • First aid
  • Radio operations
  • Communications
  • Rescue techniques
  • Carries and supports
  • Patrols