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Successful lifesaving is accomplished through volunteer lifesavers having specific, relevant and up to date training and education.  Lifesavers apply their knowledge and skills to provide the beach going public with a service of prevention, promotion and protection.

The training and education area provides introductory, standard and higher level training in the use of lifesaving equipment and advanced emergency care resources that enhances the lifesavers ability to provide support to the community, while maintaining and developing their own skills.

The trainers and assessors are lifesavers who have identified the importance of a well trained organisation and further dedicate their time, to provide ongoing access to training and education of new and existing members.

Many of the courses delivered are nationally accredited which provides opportunities for the knowledge and skills gained through lifesaving to be used for gaining or maintaining employment outside of the lifesaving movement.


upcoming courses

Following are upcoming training courses run by Cudgen Headland SLSC. 

  • Thursday 7th November – Bronze Medallion, Standard course, nominally Thursday evening & Sunday morning for 6 weeks (depending on numbers).

  • FNC Branch Training Courses:

    Following are upcoming training courses run by SLS Far North Coast Branch.  Please advise if you’d like to be considered for one or more of these courses.

    • Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October – SLSA Training Officer Certificate at the SLSNSW facilities at Port Macquarie

    • Friday 18th & Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th October - TAEASS502 Design and Develop Assessment Tools at the Branch Training Facilities Shelly Beach Ballina.

    • Saturday 2nd November - TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy at the SLSNSW facilities at Port Macquarie


    It should be noted that these courses generally require an online theory component to be completed prior to attending.  All nominations must be submitted to Branch by the club CTO, who will verify that you are eligible and that you hold the necessary prerequisites.

  • For further information on courses and training, please contact the education committee at education@cudgenslsc.org.au