Surf Rescue Certificate

Price $40

This course provides participants with skills and knowledge of surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations and resuscitation in order to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:

Learning Outcomes

  • Surf awareness
  • Rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)
  • Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First aid
  • Communications
  • Radio operations
  • Standard patrol practices
  • Team work
  • Improve fitness.

Qualifications & Prerequisites

There are no specific qualifications or prerequisites.

Other Requirements

To commence training for the Surf Rescue Certificate you must:

  • Be a financial member of an SLS club;
  • Be at least 13 years of age on the final assessment date;
  • Complete an unaided swim of 200 m in 5 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to you undertaking any water training or assessment activities.


One year from date of course. Requals sessions will be provided each year by the club.