Bronze Medallion

Course Introduction 

The Bronze course is usually run over a period of six to eight weeks, involving both theory and practical sessions conducted at West Beach SLSC. The final assessment will take place at a centralised location through a "bulk assessment" in conjunction with other Surf Clubs. 

The Bronze Medallion is aligned to the Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) qualification. Members can gain this qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning process. Contact Surf Life Saving SA for more information on this.

Quick Information


  • Minimum 15 years of age (on the day of final assessment)
  • Financial member of the Surf Life Saving Club
  • Completed a 400m flat water swim in less than 9:00 minutes (signed off by an authorised club person)

This course qualifies you for 

The Bronze Medallion is a nationally recognised qualification and teaches a range of activities in order to be able to perform all the basic requirements of a lifesaver:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Beach types
  • Wave patterns
  • Currents
  • Resuscitation
  • First aid
  • Communication techniques
  • Radio communications
  • Multiple rescue techniques
  • Patrolling methods


During the Final Assessment for the above award, candidates will be required to demonstrate the following: 

  • 200m Run - 200m Swim - 200 Run in under 8:00 minutes
  • Demonstrate radio operations
  • Demonstrate basic first aid
  • Demonstrate 10 signals
  • Demonstrate lifts and carries
  • Demonstrate board and tube rescues
  • Demonstrate spinal management
  • Demonstrate resuscitation and defibrillation
  • BM Online Theory Learner Guide Trainer
  • BM Online Theory User Guide Candidate
  • BM Theory Assessment Book Guide
  • Candidates Bronze Assessment Guide
  • BM Trainers Guide
  • BM Assessment Scenario Guide - Wet
  • BM Assessment Scenario Guide - Dry
  • All Training and Assessment aids can be found on the Member's Portal


Contact your the Director of Education, Christine Newberry to find out more about the next Bronze Medallion Course starting at West Beach.

Bronze Award Syllabus