Courses & Training


First Aid Course

Pre-requisites: Min 14 years

6th January 2024 – 8am


Bronze Medallion/ Surf Rescue Certificate

2nd – 7th January 2024 – 8am start each day

Bronze Medallion Course Overview 

SRC Course Overview

Pre-requisite Pool Swim Form

PSAR35 Training Manual


IRB Crew and Drivers Course

Another date will be set later in the season depending on demand – please register if you are interested in completing either of these courses

IRB Crew Course Overview

Silver Medallion IRB Driver Course Overview



Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)

Pre-requisites: First Aid – HLTAID011

25th November 2023 – 8am

ART Course Overview


SSV & Tractor Induction

28th October – 10.30am* 

* Following Skills Maintenance Proficiency


Silver Medallion – Patrol Captain      (3 sessions)

PDB-21st, 28th November & 2nd December

Silver Medallion Patrol Captain Course Overview

If no upcoming courses are listed, Fill out the EOI Here and we will contact you once a course is available

Become a Surf Lifesaver without even getting wet!

The Observers Award is is an enrty level award available to member 13 years and up of any ability. It allows you to assist with beach patrols* even if you don’t have the confidence to go in the water.

The Observers Award provides you with the skills and knowledge to read the surf and recognise someone in difficulty.

This course has online learning component that can be completed in your own time, followed by a practical assessment of signals.

So if you have always wanted to get involved, why not give this award a go?

*This award is to be utilised with another award such as a First Aid Certificate, Advanced Resuscitation or Radio Operators. 

Learn more about what is involved in gaining the Observers Award

Skills Maintenance Proficiency Requirements 2023/24

Each year ALL award holders must complete there Skills Maintenance prior to 31 December. This is a 2 step process for most, Online Theory and Face to Face
Online Theory – All Bronze Medallion and SRC holders must complete the online theory which can be found in your SLS Members Area portal.  Please note – there are no online questions for Radio, Resus, ART or Observers Award.
  • Log into your SLS Members Area portal
  • Select ‘eLearning’ studying in QLD
  • Click ‘Log into eLearning’
  • Log in to The Hub with your Members Area account and Password
  • Click ‘Skills Maitenance’
  • Select ‘Training Library’
  • Select 2023 Skills Maintenance>View courses> Enrol 
  • Click ‘My Training’ on the side tab 
  • Scroll down to ‘Not Started or in Progress Courses’ and click ‘View’ on your Skills maintenance course 
There are only a 6 questions for the Bronze proficiency, if you watch the short video and complete the scenarios beforehand it will help with the answers to the questions.
Face to Face – All Bronze Medallion, SRC, Observers, ART, IRBD, IRBC, Resus and Radio award holders must register and attend a face-to-face session.  Dates for our Skills Maintenance days are
  • Sun 17 Sep 8am (QLD)
  • Sat 28 Oct 8am (QLD)
  • Sat 18 Nov 8am (QLD)
  • Sun 10 Dec 10.30 am (QLD)
* Please note – ALL start times are 8am sharp (Qld time) with the exception of the 10th December which is 10.40am sharp (Qld time).  Please arrive early to register and be ready to commence at the start time  There may be issues with the online system and daylight savings time zones, you may need to ignore the start time listed online. 
* All members completing Skills Maintenance for Bronze, SRC & IRB awards must wear a noddy cap in the water (club cap or high vis cap – NOT a patrol cap)
* People doing IRB Skills Maintenance need to have shorts or wetsuit bottoms to wear in the boat.
You must register to attend one of the above sessions.  To register
  • Log into your SLS Members Area portal
  • Select ‘eLearning’
  • Click ‘Log into eLearning’
  • Select ‘training event’
  • Click through until you find the date you wish to attend and click that event, then click ‘Enrol’
  • You will be given a list of awards you are eligible to renew.  Please make sure all boxes are ticked for awards you hold then click ‘Enrol’
* Please note – any online theory questions will need to be completed before registering your attendance.

Becoming a Surf Lifesaver

Bronze Medallion/ Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) – 15+ years

Surf Rescue Certificate – 13+ years

Not Confident in the surf? That’s ok, you can still patrol as an award member

Observers Award – 13+ years


Everyone is welcome to attend any training sessions whether experienced or just starting out for either fitness or competition, session times are available on our members page.

Nipper training times will be posted on our nipper’s facebook page.

To register or for further details please contact the office on 5536 7484 email or submit the form below

Expression of interest If you are interested in attending any of our courses please submit the below form or email our chief training officer direct

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Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion
surf awareness, emergency care, basic first aid, CPR, radio operations, surf skills, rescue techniques, carries & support

Silver Medallion

Silver Medallion
(Patrol Captain & IRB Driver)
responsibilities & duties, managing your patrols & public, patrol methods & regulations

Gold Medallion

Gold Medallion
(Advanced Lifesaving)
complex patient rescue & support