Marcoola SLSC offers a variety of training courses to new & existing members. The minimum requirement to be an “Active” patrolling member is the Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Bronze Medallion which also provides you with a Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue). Following the Bronze Medallion members are encouraged to gain specialist awards such as:


  • Operational First Aid

  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Award (ART)

  • Radio Operators Certificate

  • All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Induction

  • 4WD Induction

  • Tractor Induction

  • Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) crewpersons and drivers certificate

  • Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management course to become a Patrol Captain

 

Training – Surf Rescue Certificate:

The pre-requisites for the Surf Rescue Certificate are:

  • Must be able to complete a 200 metre pool swim in 5 minutes or less
  • Be 13 years of age by completion of the course

Surf Rescue Training is generally held over a 6-7 week period with dry sessions (theory, first aid & CPR) on a weekday evening and wet sessions (surf activities & rescue practice) on a weekend morning in conjunction with the Bronze Medallion Participants.

Marcoola SLSC also conducts an intensive (week long) Surf Rescue Certificate during the September School Holidays.
For the next Surf Rescue Certificate course please contact the Lifesaving Department.

Training – Bronze Medallion

The pre-requisites for the Bronze Medallion are:

  • Must be able to complete a 400 metre pool swim in 9 minutes or less
  • Be 15 years of age by completion of the course

Bronze training is generally held over a 6-7 week period with dry sessions (theory, first aid & CPR) on a weekday evening and wet sessions (surf activities & rescue practice) on a weekend morning.
For the next Bronze Mediallion course please contact the Lifesaving Department.

Training – Specialist Awards

Current members who wish to complete advanced awards or update an award are encouraged to contact the Lifesaving Department so a course can be arranged.

Skills Maintenance

All Bronze, Surf Rescue Cert, Water Safety and patrol members are required to complete a Skills Maintenance Check (Proficiency) prior to the 31st December each year.