Community Education

Community Education

The SLSS has identified the importance of understanding the beach environment and has implemented programs to assist school students from K-12. Our programs are designed to build surf skills, surf confidence, surf knowledge & surf awareness. Programs engage students and help them to achieve growth in all areas of their surf knowledge by visiting schools and delivering our Surf Education School talks.

The SLSS delivers a program that meets their desired outcomes and according to the abilities of the group.

Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), is the entry level into surf lifesaving and allows 13yo candidates to patrol beaches within surf clubs.

Bronze Medallion, is available to 15yo and over candidates who want to patrol the beaches and also upskill to further awards through additional training.  School students who obtain their Bronze Medallion are able to use their patrol hours for Duke of Edinburgh program.

SLSS offer both SRC and Bronze Medallion in a unique intensive 4 day training course.  This course is 3 full days with the 4th day being the assessment day.

SRC and Bronze programs can also be run through the school environment in conjunction with their sports program.  All programs can be designed to meet the school’s sporting program and student requirements. Theory component of the course delivery can be done on site at school with the practical components at a beach location.

SLSS is fully aware of the importance in student safety, in fact safety is our number one commitment. SLSS is affiliated with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and our instructors, trainers and assessors are all fully qualified, endorsed surf lifesavers. We operate on a staff to student ratio that meets the Department of Education & Training (DET) guidelines on safe conduct of sport and physical activity. We have developed a risk management plan that meets the needs of the DET Excursion Policy and is available on request.



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