The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) Course is conducted at the club on a Saturday afternoon.

The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. Whether you plan to compete in surf sports or simply patrol, there are plenty of opportunities and a variety of challenges within a surf club:

  • For U/13 - U/14's who participate in Senior Surf Life Saving competitions, the SRC is a requirement, along with minimum patrol hours to compete at local and state competitions/carnivals.
  • To assist your club with community service via patrolling our beaches.
  • Develop team building skills.
  • Helping with water safety at carnivals and surf club events.
  • For parents to participate in their children's nipper activities (water safety)

Quick information


  • Be able to swim 200m within five minutes (time to be signed by SLS qualified coach, SLS Trainer &/or Assessor)
  • Course participants must be fully financial with  West Beach SLSC
  • Minimum 13 years of age at time of final assessment

Course Outcomes

  • Perform a board and tube rescue of a conscious and unconscious patient
  • Perform basic first aid
  • Perform Resuscitation and Patient Assessment
  • Complete a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m run in under five minutes
  • Communicate on Patrol via signals

Course Outline

  • Basic First Aid
  • Work as part of a team
  • Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue
  • Communications
  • OH&S


Contact your the Director of Education, Graeme Cunningham to find out more about the next SRC starting at West Beach.

SRC Syllabus