TRAINING & EDUCATION
Surf Life Saving is a volunteer led organisation peopled by those who love the beach and wish to serve their community. Lifesavers keep the beach going public safe within and beyond the flags through education, prevention, and rescue. Surf Life Saving aims to save lives, create great Australians, and build better communities by providing high quality courses that ensure lifesaver first responders are always rescue ready.
Our team of trainers, facilitators and assessors deliver training and education to our members in all awards under the Australian Lifesaving Academy NSW. SLSNSW is a Registered Training Organisation which provides nationally recognised courses and awards. Our education team are responsible for the delivery of awards in Resuscitation, Radio Operator, Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion/Cert II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), Inflatable Rescue Boat Crewman and Silver Medallion IRB Driver.
Other courses including First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue, Silver Medallion Beach Management, Training Officers Certificate, Assessor and Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid are delivered as Branch Facilitated Courses.
All courses are nationally accredited and provide opportunities for the knowledge and skills gained through lifesaving to be used for gaining employment.
A full list of Awards and Qualifications chart can be found here.
Cudgen Headland SLSC has an experienced training and educational team providing lifesaving educational courses in Aquatic Rescue and Emergency Care.
SURF RESCUE CERTIFICATE (SRC)
Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze medallion courses
SRCs need to be 13 years or older and be a reasonable swimmer.
Bronzes need to be at least 15 years and be a reasonable swimmer.
We’ve trained people in their 60’s and 70’s so if you’re interested, please have a go. SRCs need to be able to swim 200m in a pool in 5 minutes and Bronzes 400m in a pool in 9 minutes. We’ll teach you the skills and knowledge needed for lifesaving. If you’re now feeling inspired and want to be a part of the largest volunteer organisation of its kind in the world and get to wear our iconic uniform, come, and join us at Cudgen.
It should be noted that these courses generally require an online theory component to be completed prior to attending and run for approximately 6 week, usually comprising one evening per week for theory and a beach/ocean session on the weekend. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org