The Bronze course is held in December each year. Principally designed for our budding younger members, participants train for their Surf Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue), the core qualification of every Surf Lifesaver. To attend, candidates must be 15 years of age on 30th September in the year of the course and be able to swim 400m in 9 minutes or less.

The 2023 Bronze course dates are 8am to 5pm daily from 18th December to 22nd December 2023.

Registrations for this year’s course for current members of Point Leo SLSC will open in early September. Details on how to register will be advised in the weekly club notices email.

15 year olds new to the club will need to complete the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) prior to attending this Bronze course. Expressions of interest to participate (waiting list) in the 2023 SRC and Bronze courses for interested teens new to the club are now open (see below for Bronze and click here for Surf Rescue Certificate).

Please note this course is not open to adults.

During the training course, participants complete both theory and practical requirements, with a focus on the following key areas:

  • Safety and wellbeing
  • Radio Operation
  • Surf Awareness
  • Rescues
  • Wade, Swimming and board padding techniques
  • Resuscitation (CPR) including the use of an AED
  • Emergency Care/ Basic First aid
  • Communications
  • Spinal Mangement
  • Patrol Operations
  • Lifts and carries

On the last day of the course participants will be examined by officials from Life Saving Victoria for their Bronze Medallion.

Successful completion of the Bronze course and also the Bronze Medallion examination will qualify participants to become an active member of the club.

For further information please email the Club Chief Instructor at

To register on our 2023 Bronze Course waiting list please complete the form below before October 31 2023.

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