Skills Maintenance 2023

*These will be the only Skills Maintenance Sessions held so book them into your diary and get qualified and ready for the season.*

Darwin SLSC recommends all active patrolling members still to renew their qualifications attend

Sunday 2nd of July 9:30am

Location: Darwin Surf Life Saving Club

BBronze Medallion and SRC Course 2023 

The aim of the Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) course is to provide participants with the knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

The Club will be running a course starting on Wednesday 14th June 2023.

You must enrol in both of the below:

Enrolment Link to First Aid:
Enrolment Link to the Bronze Course:

What to bring:   

  • Water Bottle
  • Make sure you have a rashie
  • Sunscreen

Before you come:

Access your Portal and you will find the Bronze Course Materials you will need to commence these including completing the online assessment prior to June 25th

Be on time ready to commence, please don't wander in late - our trainers have a life just like you and we want to make sure we finish on time so this means we must start on time.

Session 1: Wednesday 14th June, 5:30pm at SLSNT

Session 2: Thursday 15th June, 5:30pm at SLSNT

Session 3: Saturday 17th June, 7.30am - 12.00pm at DSLSC

Session 4: Sunday 18th June, 8.00am - 1.30pm at DSLSC

Session 5: Saturday 24th June, 10:00am at DSLSC

Session 6: Sunday 25th June at DSLSC

Assessment: Saturday 1st July, 9:00am - 1:00pm at DSLSC

In addition to the above sessions, you will need to complete:
400m swim in 9mins prior to commencing session 1, this needs to be recorded by the Club's nominated Trainers.
You can book your session which will be on a Thursday afternoon at Nightcliff Pool from 5.00pm - 6.00pm on the following dates: 11th May, 25th May, 8th June. If you do not complete the swim proficiency by Thursday 8th June 2023 then you will be unable to complete the Bronze Course.

Online learning via the member portal prior to attending the assessment session on Sunday 25th June.

To Register please CLICK HERE and to book your swim please email Sharon at

Course Content

  1. Safety and wellbeing
  2. Surf awareness and skills
  3. The human body
  4. Resuscitation
  5. Defibrillation and basic oxygen
  6. First aid
  7. Radio operations
  8. Communications
  9. Rescue techniques
  10. Carries and supports
  11. Patrols

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

  • be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.
  • have completed a minimum of 400m swim in nine minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres or over a measured open water course before any training starts in the surf and/or deep water.

After successfully completing the training, participants will obtain a nationally recognised Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) PUA21004 and the SLSA Bronze Medallion.

This qualification comprises of the following 8 units of competency:

  • PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace
  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care
  • PUAOHS001C Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures
  • PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR009B Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • PUASAR012B Apply surf awareness and self rescue skills
  • PUATEA001B Work in a team
  • PUATEA004C Work effectively in a public safety organisation

The Bronze medallion course - theory component can now be completed online.  Course participants must be a current member of a SLSC club and have an SLSA Members Area account.  Go to the eLearning tab at the top of the page and follow the instructions to enrol.

Participants must also practice and time their swim, it needs to be 400 meters in 9 minutes before further training can commence due to insurance and risk.