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Bronze Medallion

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.

  • For members aged 15 and above
  • Courses available either as an Intensive 6 day course OR a Long 5 week courses, 3 sessions per week
  • Course cost is $305 or $255 for a full time student (proof required)
  • For pre-requisite information and terms and conditions click HERE to download
Course Dates

Intensive Courses

Oct 4 – 9

Dec 18 – 23

Jan 10 – 15

Jan 23 – 29

Long Courses

Oct 19 – Nov 20

Feb 15 – Mar 19

Higher Awards

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

The ART (AID) course teaches the principles of airway management and oxygen aided resuscitation.

  • For members aged 15 and above
  • Courses are run over two sessions
Course Dates

2021/22 course dates are yet to be confirmed.

Surf Rescue Certificate

The Surf Rescue Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to participate in lifesaving operations.

    • For members aged 13 – 14
    • Intensive 5 day courses
    • Course Cost is $155
    • Terms and conditions apply
    • Learning outcomes:
      • Surf Awareness
      • Rescue Techniques
      • Resuscitation (CPR)
      • First Aid
      • Communications
      • Radio Operations
      • Standard patrol practice
    • Candidates must be able to swim 200m in under 5 minutes prior to the beginning of the course.
Course Dates

Sept 28 – Oct 2

Jan 4 – 8

Jan 18 – 22

Nipper Rescue Certificate

The Nipper Rescue Certificate is a water safety and rescue award for the provision of water safety for Nipper activities.

The three hours course is designed to enable parents / guardians to assist with improving the delivery of Nipper water based activities.

The course covers:

  • Signals
  • Surf Awareness
  • Aquatic Rescues
  • OHS

Course Information

  • Pre-requisite pool swim of 200m in under 5 minutes
  • The course requires a 200m ocean swim in under 6 minutes
  • Annual proficiency test is required to maintain award

Terms and Conditions for NCSLSC Courses

Please be advised of the following terms and conditions:

  • Cancellation of the course of more than 15 days prior will be fully refundable
  • Cancellation of the course between 2 and 14 days of the first session will be charged at 50% of the course fee
  • No-shows will be charged the full course fee, no refunds will be given

You may transfer to an alternative course should there be vacancies. The first transfer is provided free of charge however for second and subsequent transfers and administration fee of $50 will apply.