Surf Rescue Certificate

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The Surf Rescue Certificate is the very first stage of becoming a lifesaver. Whether you plan to compete in surf sports or simply patrol, there are plenty of opportunities and a variety of challenges within a surf club:

For U/13 – U/14′s who participate in Senior Surf Life Saving competitions, the SRC is a requirement, along with minimum patrol hours to compete at local and state competitions/carnivals

  • To assist your club with community service via patrolling our beaches
  • Develop team building skills
  • Helping with water safety at carnivals and surf club events
  • For parents to participate in their children’s nipper activities (water safety)


This course provides competence in the areas of:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Work as part of a team
  • Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue
  • Communications
  • OH&S



  • Be able to swim 200m within five minutes (time to be signed by SLS qualified coach, SLS Trainer &/or Assessor)
  • Financial member of an Australian Surf Life Saving Club (Note: First preference will go to City of Perth SLSC members. Those members from other clubs wanting to enrol should speak to their clubs Education & Training Officer first)
  • Minimum 13 years of age at time of final assessment


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Course Outcomes/Assessment Components:

  • Perform a board and tube rescue of a conscious and unconscious patient
  • Perform basic first aid
  • Perform Resuscitation and Patient Assessment
  • Complete a 100m Run, 100m Swim, 100m run in under five minutes
  • Communicate on Patrol via signals


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