Skills Maintenance 2024

*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 on 25 May 2024


Location: Surf Life Saving NT

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.

SLSNT will be running a course starting on Wednesday 29 May 2024.

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 25 May 2024.

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 29 May, 5pm - 8pm; Provide First Aid SLSNT Surf House

Session 2: Thursday 30 May, 5pm - 8pm; Provide First Aid SLSNT Surf House

*members who already hold a current Provide First Aid and CPR will not need to attend First Aid sessions and can receive a credit if they provide a copy of their current qualification.

Session 3: Saturday 1 June, 9am - 4pm; at DSLSC Bronze Medallion

Session 4: Sunday 2 June, 9am - 4pm; at DSLSC Bronze Medallion

Session 5: Saturday 9 June, 9 - 12 noon; at DSLSC Bronze Medallion Assessment

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.
Information will be provided for assessment of 400m swim at Nightcliff Pool when dates are confirmed. If you do not complete the swim proficiency will be unable to complete the Bronze Course.

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.