Bronze Medallion 

Please complete this "Expression of Interest" form for the Spring course starting 22 July 2024.

This training program will take you on an 8-week journey towards becoming a patrolling lifesaver at Bronte Surf Life Saving Club and a valued member of the Bronte community.

On completion of all of the requirements, the program will provide you with:

  • Certificate II in Public Safety-Aquatic Rescue (PUA20119)

  • Complete First Aid Certificate (HLTAID011) 

  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (HLTAID015)

More information about course outcomes can be found on the SLSA website here

Click here for the Pre-Course Information Guide. Please note the dates are fixed, but the course timings and training locations are subject to change.


  • To be considered for the course, you must attend a club-organised proficiency and swim 400m in a pool in under 8 minutes and 45 seconds (Or under 8 minutes and 30 seconds if wearing a wetsuit).

  • You will need to be swim and run fit and able to lift and carry rescue gear, boards, and adult patients in a team.

  • You will also need to be able to perform CPR and roll a patient on their side while kneeling on the ground. 

  • You must be 15 years+ (Current cadets have a different Bronze medallion pathway. Please contact Aaron at

  • You must intend to volunteer on a Bronte Surf Club Patrol Team for at least one season post-completion of the course.

  • If you're over 18, you must obtain a Working with Children Check.


The following fees include all training and materials for the Bronze Medallion, First Aid & Advanced Resuscitation Technique, and patrol uniform.

Please refer to our refund policy here.

What You'll Need to Provide

  • Wetsuit for wet skills training

  • Goggles & Swimmers

  • Water Bottle & Snacks

  • A computer for your e-learning modules


  • Attendance—Before considering this course, you must be available to attend all mandatory sessions. Due to volunteer training resources, there will be no 'Catch-up sessions.' 

  • Teamwork—This course requires a great deal of teamwork and camaraderie. You must enter with that in mind and be ready to show up for one another.

  • Respect—Due to the nature of rescue practices, many team scenarios require physical contact and proximity. Therefore, respecting one another and the club's facilities and rescue gear is essential.

  • Flexibility - As surf conditions are ever-changing and volunteers run this program, sometimes the location of training changes, or the training program is altered depending on resources.
    We will always do our best to communicate things in advance, but we request your flexibility and ability to pivot.


Please email Lydia at


Q: Does passing the swim proficiency mean you are guaranteed entry into the course?

No. The decision is based on several criteria. We consider the Club's current needs, including age, gender, nippers' involvement, and intention to patrol. If, for example, we were to train nipper parents only, then our patrol numbers would decrease in subsequent seasons. Therefore, we consider a range of factors to plan for future years.

Q: I'm afraid of sharks and can't swim in the sea. Can I still do the course?

No. You must be comfortable in the water, able to competently negotiate surf and get out of trouble.

Q: What other training does the club provide?

After successfully gaining their Bronze Medallion, members can attain nationally recognised awards to increase their skills and confidence, including Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew/Driver, Silver Medallion Beach Management, or Aquatic Rescue.

Q: I don't want to be a lifesaver. Can I do the course just for fun? 

We are a volunteer club providing lifesaving services to the community. All our trainers volunteer their time. Upon completion of training, you must become an Active Member to undertake regular beach patrols from September to April. 

Rostered patrols occur approximately once every four weeks on a Saturday or Sunday and 1-2 public holidays, totalling about 36 hours per season. You can request which day you prefer. If you are unable or unprepared to meet these minimum requirements, please do not enrol in this course.