Bronze Medallion (BM)

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Course Dates

Bronze Medallion courses are typically run as follows:

  • 8 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays from 7:45am - 1pm

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Candidates must be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment and complete an unaided swim (goggles/masks permitted) of 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, this will be assessed on the first day of the course

What's Covered

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.
Course Outcomes:
Contribute to the management of work health and safety (WHS)
Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
Describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards
Recognise appropriate beach types, conditions and areas in the surfzone for bathing
Demonstrate surf skills
Explain the functions of various systems in the human body
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques
Perform basic resuscitation techniques (oxygen therapy, defibrillation)
Identify basic patient management techniques
Communicate in the workplace
Perform radio communications using approved SLSA radios
Perform patient approaches, support and escapes aided by equipment on a conscious and an unconscious patient
Identify people in distress in an aquatic environment
Perform surf skills
Perform patient retrieval and support unaided by equipment
Set up a patrol and describe your role on patrol
Demonstrate standard patrol practices
Work as part of a team
Improve fitness
This course aligns with the nationally recognised  qualification PUA21012 - Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).


Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course.