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MacMasters Beach SLSC offers members the opportunity to complete a range of courses, including:

  • Surf Rescue Certificate, (minimum age is 13 years old)
  • Radio Operator
  • Bronze Medallion/Cert 11 in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), (15 years and over)
  • Provide Advanced Resuscitation & oxygen therapy
  • Provide First Aid
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewman and Driver
  • ATV Operator Induction on this link or the image

Our Education team can also assist members to register and prepare for the following the awards conducted by Central Coast Branch


  • Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management
  • Training Officer Certificate and Assessor Certificate
  • UAV operator

For enquiries regarding any course please contact us on education@macmastersbeachslsc.com 

For course overview, pre-requisites, RPL (if applicable) and more, click on this link to visit Lifesaving Awards  and refer to the course of your interest  ( https://www.surflifesaving.com.au/resources/lifesaving-awards )

Members can access a large variety of resources, including videos – go to https://members.sls.com.au/  – document library


Skills Maintenance  

Skills maintenance is an important part of a lifesavers training. Each year lifesavers are required to complete a theory and practical component, testing their knowledge and skills to ensure they continue to meet the standards set out in the awards they hold and that they are up to date with the latest updates that have occurred in the past 12months.

All active patrolling members and competitors must complete an annual skills maintenance for the following awards currently held:

  • Bronze Medallion (BM) / Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC) and Spinal Management
  • IRB Driver and Crew

All active patrolling members must be proficient by the 31st  December each year.

Being proficient is important in ensuring all members have the most up to date skills and knowledge in the award(s) they hold. It is imperative that they are completed by the above date, both for patrol members and competitors.

To access the online theory components, follow these instructions:

  1. Login to your Members Area 
  2. Click “eLearning” on the top menu
  3. Click “Login to eLearning now

Add information from the PDF – SLSA elearning User Guide (page4, 6, 7, 18, 19)

Bronze Medallion (BM) and Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

The SRC is the minimum qualification required to become an Active Surf Life Saver and/or perform Water Safety for nipper activities. You must be a minimum of 13 years of age on completion of the SRC course and 15 for BM.

Candidates for BM/SRC will need to complete online training through their SLSA Members Account (available for all members). Much training for BM and SRC has shifted to self-paced eLearning supplemented by practical sessions.

During the practical sessions you will develop skills in:

  • Signals
  • Radios
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillator use
  • Rescues and Patrols

On successfully gaining your Bronze Medallion or SRC, members have the option to attain further nationally recognised awards to increase skills and/or confidence. Including; Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew/Driver, Spinal Management and even become…. a trainer!!!!

Returning to lifesaving

In-Depth Proficiency Process Chart Feb 2021 (1)

Welcome Back! If you have not been proficient in a Surf Life Saving award for 3 years or more, you need to complete an “in-depth proficiency” to bring your awards up to date.


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