NT Course Details

NT SLS MEMBERS ONLY – Bronze Medallion 2023

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The Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) (PUA20119) course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. The course covers all aspects of Lifesaving including rescues‚ the provision of first aid, spinal management, radio communication and beach management.
This is a core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia. It is also a suitable award to equip teachers to supervise students around water.

Surf Life Saving NT recommends that participants complete a proficiency for their Bronze Medallion annually.

Target Audience:

Course candidates should be a minimum 14 years old to commence training.
Course candidates should be a minimum 15 years old at date of final assessment.

Be able to swim 400m in 9 minutes or less (goggles and mask permitted)‚ in a swimming pool of at least 25m in length or over a measured open-water course. Nowhere states what swim stroke‚ just as long as they are continuously swimming.

Learning Outcomes:

  • PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  • PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support
  • PUACOM001 Communicate in the workplace
  • PUATEA001 Work in a team
  • PUATEA004 Work effectively in a public safety organisation
  • PUAWHS001 Follow defined work health & safety policies & procedures

Learning Methods:

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment
Surf Life Saving 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 SLSNT 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