Bronze Course Induction 3-4-2022 9.30am
IRB Course Induction 4-6-2022 10.30am
Toowoon Bay SLSC’s aim is to train and educate our active patrolling members to the highest standard, providing opportunities for skills based development to effectively patrol our beach.
The education and training teams at both Toowoon Bay SLSC and Surf Life Saving Central Coast Headquarters provide opportunities for members to constantly add new skills and increase their capabilities as an active patrolling member.
Surf Life Saving offers members a range of lifesaving awards. Some are required to perform certain roles within a club, and others are aimed at providing further development opportunities for our volunteers.
There are several awards you can gain to start patrolling and courses are available to new or current members. If you are interested in enrolling in any of these courses, please contact our Chief Training Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact, Administration Support Officer at email@example.com or have a chat with your Patrol Captain on the Beach.
The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a lifesaver in Australia.
Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)
From the age of 13, anyone can achieve their Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). The SRC provides participants with the skills and knowledge related to surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, communication systems and equipment and resuscitation. It is recommended for members who wish to perform in the role of SLS water safety personnel or take on a lifesaving cadetship and join a lifesaving patrol.
First Aid (AID)
Develops skills and knowledge to manage emergency first aid situations until professional medical support is available. This course is recognised by WorkCover NSW.
First Aid (AID) courses are provided by SLSCC and SLSNSW.
For information on First Aid (AID) courses facilitated by SLSCC Tuggerah, follow this link: SLSCC Course Calendar
For information on First Aid (AID) courses facilitated by SLSNSW (various locations), follow this link: SLSNSW First Aid (AID)
Beyond the Bronze Medallion, there are many other opportunities to continue your learning as a Surf Life Saver.
Advanced Resus Techniques (AID)
Develops skills and knowledge to use oxygen, airway management devices, and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) during resuscitation, and to administer oxygen to conscious or unconscious breathing causalities.
IRB Crew and Driver
Covers the skills and knowledge to effectively crew/drive an IRB in surf rescue operations.
Silver Medallion Beach Management
Covers the skills, knowledge and experience to manage a beach in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
Covers the skills and knowledge to participate in search and rescue operations.
Covers advanced skills and knowledge to manage emergency situations in autonomous situations.
Become a trainer
If you have experience in education or training, or are keen to pass on your knowledge of lifesaving, why not enquire about joining your Club’s Education Team.