Prior to becoming a Surf Lifesaver you must complete your Bronze Medallion. Over an 8 week course, typically held with mid-week theory and weekend practical application, you will be provided with the skills and knowledge to be able to participate in Life Saving operations and join a patrol team at Avalon Beach.
At the completion of your course you will have gained a nationally recognised qualification (Certificate II in Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue). The Bronze Medallion program includes: Safety and wellbeing, Surf awareness and skills, The human body, Resuscitation, Defibrillation and basic oxygen techniques, First aid, Communications, Radio operations, Rescue techniques, Carries and support, Beach management.
Course Structure & Duration
Duration: Approximately 8 weeks with weekly sessions typically held each Sunday 11.00am – 1.00pm (normally at Avalon Beach) and Monday or Wednesday evening 7.00pm – 9.00pm (at Avalon Beach SLSC). Please wear clothes suitable for water activities and bring goggles etc for swimming. You must be at least 15 years of age to complete your Bronze Medallion. Course Syllabus (Bronze Medallion).
The prerequisite pool swim requires participants to swim 400m (16 laps of Avalon Beach pool) in nine (9) minutes or less. This swim will be conducted prior to enrolment in the course. Surf Life Saving Australia regulations require all members in training for the Bronze Medallion to wear a fluoro rash vest when training in the ocean. This vest can be fluoro yellow, green, pink or red.
Bronze Medallion Fees – 2017/18 season
All training fees are paid via the Members Area. Access Members Area here
|Bronze Medallion 18 years and above|
|Hi Vis Vest||$30.00|
|Total Bronze Fee||$290.00|
|Bronze Medallion 15 – 18 years|
|Hi Vis Vest||$30.00|
|Total Bronze Medallion Fee||$210.00|
* Course fee reduced by:
- $40 if you have your own training manual (must be 34th edition)
- Membership fee if you are already an existing member of the Club and have paid your membership fees for the current season.
Not a member of our Club?
If you are not yet a member of our Club please apply to join on line and follow the prompts. Once your membership has been processed, you must create a Members Area (Portal) account. This is an interface between you and the Club which enables you to renew your membership, update your personal details, complete on-line learning, make payments, etc. All membership fees and course fees are paid via the Members’ Portal. Click here for Members’ Portal. If you are unable to register online prior to the course commencing, assistance will be provided on the day. Please bring identification / credit card and mobile phone to the first session.
Interested in completing your Bronze Medallion?
Bronze Training commences at various times throughout the year. Keep an eye on our Homepage newsfeed for future courses or register your interest and our Administrator will let you know when the next course is scheduled.