Bronze Medallion

Want to help keep beach goers safe this season at the ‘Spray?

Then why not become a qualified surf life saver and get your Bronze Medallion?

Seaspray Surf Club is holding a week-long camp at Seaspray from 10 to 16 December, 2023, to give participants the skills and knowledge they need to participate in surf life saving patrol operations in a fun, supportive team environment.

The Bronze Medallion is the core award required to be a surf life saver in Australia. It provides training in areas including radio communications, surf rescue techniques, first aid and CPR.

To get your Bronze, you need to be at least 15 years old by 16 December 2023, become a surf club member and able to swim 400 metres in nine minutes or less.

For more information, please contact James Robbins on 0476 168 060 or


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

Course outcomes:

  • contribute to the management of work health and safety (WHS)
  • follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards
  • recognise appropriate beach types, conditions and areas in the surfzone for bathing
  • demonstrate surf skills
  • explain the functions of various systems in the human body
  • perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques
  • perform basic resuscitation techniques (oxygen therapy, defibrillation)
  • identify basic patient management techniques
  • communicate in the workplace
  • perform radio communications using approved SLSA radios
  • perform patient approaches, support and escapes aided by equipment on a conscious and an unconscious patient
  • identify people in distress in an aquatic environment
  • perform surf skills
  • perform patient retrieval and support unaided by equipment
  • set up a patrol and describe your role on patrol
  • demonstrate standard patrol practices
  • work as part of a team
  • improve fitness

This course aligns with the nationally recognised qualification PUA21012 – Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need? To undertake this role you do not need to hold or obtain any specific qualifications.  You must be able to swim 400m in under 9 minutes in a pool of at least 25m in length, or over a measured open water course, prior to undertaking any water training or assessment activities. If you believe you already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this award, or who have received one or more of the related units of competency, you may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer. For example, you may apply to receive RPL if you are transitioning from your Surf Rescue Certificate to the Bronze Medallion. You must be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.

Accreditation: The Bronze Medallion aligns with the nationally recognised qualifications PUA21012 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) and HLTAID002 CPR.

Seaspray SLSC patrol on the beach every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm (or 5:00pm) and every Sunday from 9:00am or (10:00am) to 4:00pm (or 5:00pm) plus Public Holidays from 1st December to Easter.
Active Bronze members will be rostered on in patrol groups 1 in every 5 weeks.