Course Details

Community Surf Rescue Certificate Update

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost Single Enrol Group Enrol
Community Surf Rescue Certificate Update 6 February 2021 09:30 am – 11:00 am Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club 10 $50.00
Community Surf Rescue Certificate Update 20 February 2021 09:30 am – 11:00 am Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club 17 $50.00

The Community Surf Rescue Certificate Update is a flexible course that is offered by Surf Life Saving SA to members of the Community. The aim of the course is to provide participants with the knowledge of basic surf awareness and rescue skills. ‚Äč

This is NOT suitable for Surf Lifesaving SA/NT Members as they need a patrolling specific Surf Rescue Certificate.



Candidates will be taught and assessed on performing rescues, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and signals. There will also be a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m Run which must be performed in less than 5 minutes. This certificate is recognised by the Department of Education in South Australia as a minimum requirement to supervise children around open water aquatic activities.

Target Audience:

Participants must have completed the Community Surf Rescue Certificate.

Learning Outcomes:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Learning Methods:

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment

Surf Life Saving SA/NT recognises that students participating in its training courses may have varying learning styles and support requirements. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy concerns, or abilities. Students with any special needs are requested to contact us prior to registering for a course to discuss suitable arrangements.

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 will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.
Participants must also be able to complete the following physical elements:
  • Complete an unaided ‘run (100m), swim (100m), run (100m) in five (5) minutes or less.
  • Complete five (5) successful rounds of CPR on an adult manikin on the floor.
  • Complete five (5) successful rounds of CPR on an infant manikin on a firm surface.
  • Complete two (2) rescues with equipment.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of signals.

Program Benefits:


  • Surf awareness
  • Rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Communications