Click here to enrol in courses for the upcoming surf patrol season

Click here to pay for SRC manual

Click here to pay for Bronze Medallion manual


Ulverstone SLSC Training Officer: Mike Holland 


SRC: Jack Wood and Mike Holland

Bronze Medallion: Simon Eustace

ARTC: Chris Jacobson

IRB Crew and Driver: Jack and Nick Wood

Beach Management and SMAR are awards conducted by SLST. Dates will be advertised once they become available.



Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC):

Required award for all U14 competitors. This award qualifies candidates for patrol. This course is also well suited to any Nipper Parents who are intending to help out with water safety, but do not want to complete full Bronze Medallion yet. We encourage all our Nipper parents to consider this to enable training sessions to be attended by adequate water safety throughout the summer. This award forms foundation for the Bronze Medallion.

Pre-requisites: Swim 200m in 5 mins or less, Minimum Age for Assessment: 13 years

Bronze Medallion: 

This is the standard award for lifesavers over 15 years of age. This is the required award for U17 competitors. This award is well suited to Nipper Parents who are intending to help out with water safety at patrols & carnivals.

Pre-requisites: Swim 400m in 9 mins or less,  Minimum age for assessment: 15 years

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC):

This award trains candidates in full use of the oxygen equipment available on patrol. In addition to building on the basic principles in the Bronze, this award goes into methods of maximally utilizing oxygen treatment, through the use of suction and OP airways.

Pre-requisites: Bronze Medallion, Minimum Age: 15 years

Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Driver and Crew:

Train to be an operator of an IRB.

Pre-requisites: Bronze Medallion, Minimum Age: 15 years (crew), 16 years (to commence driver training), 17 years (to complete driver assessment). 

Note: You must complete your crew qualification and have some experience as an IRB crewperson before commencing driver training.

Silver Medallion Beach Management: 

This award is open to all Bronze qualified members and is required for anyone wishing to be a Patrol Captain. This is a theoretical course that teaches valuable skills involved with team management, beach operations and incident response and management. Members are encouraged to gain this award even if they intend becoming a patrol captain. Minimum Age: 17 years

Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR):

This is an advanced rescue award. Trains skills on; Rock rescues, safe water entry, effective search techniques and how to be a member of a search team.

Pre-requisites: Swim 400m in 8 mins or less,  Minimum Age: 16 years

This season, all members will be required to have their HLTAID001 competency (Cardiopulminary Resuscitation). This is now included in the Bronze Medallion training commenced after 2015. If you do not hold either of the awards listed, you may need to complete the update. Please indicate so that we can make the update as easy as possible.


LIFE SAVING DEVELOPMENT CAMP - a fantastic opportunity

The Lifesaving Development Camp is hosted at Ulverstone SLSC from the 2nd-7th of January.  Aimed at the 16-20 age bracket, this course is a live-in camp, where candidates participate in integrated training in the awards of Senior First Aid, ARTC, Spinal Management and IRB crew or Driver, in addition to learning valuable skills in leadership and communication. 

Through realistic scenario-based learning, this camp gives an exciting, different style and greater depth of learning and understanding of the awards trained, and can lead on to many opportunities,  both between and beyond the flags, in the future. 

This camp is highly recommended for all our members in that age group.

More details can be found on the SLST website.


Becoming a Trainer and Assessor can be very rewarding, and gives an individual the opportunity to pass on their skills and experiences on to others. 

There are many opportunities for Trainers and Assessors at the club, around the state, interstate and further aboard.

We are always looking for new trainers and assessors. Please indicate if you are interested in receiving more information.


Click here to enrol in courses for the upcoming surf patrol season