Education and Training
Our aim is to provide education and training in nationally recognised courses to educate our members to the highest standard. This provides opportunities for skills based development and important life skills for our members, enabling them to effectively patrol Bilgola Beach.
Surf Rescue Certificate
The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is the entry level patrolling award for people aged 13 and above. It provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.
Skills Maintenance / Proficiency
Yearly Skills Maintenance (Proficiency) ensures the ongoing competency of members in their area of training and activities. All patrol members and any competing members are required to complete Skills maitenance. This is a refresher and not an exam.
There are a number of higher awards available to members after completing their Bronze Medallion. These include Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Powercraft, First Aid and Public Safety awards.
Contact the Bilgola SLSC Club training team.
This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia. The Bronze Medallion is a skills based award for ages 15 and above. Candidates train in groups for approximately six (6) weeks, training twice per week. The course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness.
Trainers and Assessors
Our Trainers and Assessors are the backbone of Bilgola SLSC. Trainers teach the skills and knowledge for our courses, and Assessors test candidates once they have the skills and knowledge required. Both follow the pathway provided by the SLSC NSW.
Thinking of obtaining your Bronze Medallion?
The Bronze Medallion is a skills based award for those at a minimum of 15 years of age. Candidates train in groups at Bilgola SLSC for approximately six (6) weeks, with training twice per week.
The Bronze Medallion award is a great way to get healthy and meet local people. The fantastic team ethic and accepting camaraderie at Bilgola SLSC greatly helps candidates get to their Bronze.
To express your interest in the next Bronze Medallion course at Bilgola SLSC, send an email to the Bilgola SLSC training team.
What is the Pre-Requisite?
At the start of the course you will do a pre-requisite pool swim (400 metres within 9 minutes). Our training team will help you reach this goal.
What will I learn?
You will learn CPR, First Aid, and Radio/Signal communication. You will also learn how to do a rescue using a tube and a board, along with spinal injury rescue techniques. This is a great way to involve yourself in Surf Lifesaving as well as being trained in one of the most important life skills that everyone should know.
Bronze Medallion Fees
The training fee for new bronze members over 18 years is $200. For all new members under 18 years, the fee is $150. This covers 1-year membership, training manual, patrol uniform and cap. This fee is paid prior to training commencing. All under 18 years renewing members pay a registration fee of $75 for all training which includes 1-year membership (these people will already have their own uniform and training manual from SRC).