Bronze Medallion Intensive Course

Intensive Bronze

A fantastic way to get your Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate in four days. The first three days see candidates trained in both the dry and wet components of each award. On the fourth day, candidates are put through their assessment. Our courses are run during the school holiday period. You get to meet and work with candidates from other clubs.

Next Intensive Bronze & Intensive SRC
Monday 9th January 2023  – Thursday 12th January 2023 @ Bilgola from 8:30am – 3:30pm
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Bronze Medallion/ Certificate 11 in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

Gain your Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion, a worldwide recognised qualification in a 4 day intensive course. This is the ultimate course for those wishing to become a Surf Lifesaver.

Begin to develop a high level of skill through training for your Surf Life Saving Bronze medallion. The Bronze Medallion is the core award for active surf lifesavers. There is also the opportunity for successful candidates to complete a Certificate 11 in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) by joining a local surf club for voluntary patrolling.

Training sessions are designed to ‘test’ a persons competency in a variety of areas, as seen below. The training is done to the highest standard using both practical and theoretical components.

All skills taught in this course combine to help the candidate become an essential member of the surf life saving team.

You must be 15 years and over on the date of your examination to qualify for the award.

Successful candidates that are still in secondary school can also use this qualification as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award.


Participants must be at least 15 years of age before the final examination and be able to complete a 400m pool swim in 9 minutes of less.


Participants engage in a wide variety of activities including:-

  • Safety & well being
  • Surf Awareness & skills
  • Resuscitation
  • First Aid
  • Defibrillation and basic oxygen
  • Lifesaving Signals
  • Run-Swim-Run
  • Tube Rescue
  • Board Ruscue
  • Carries & supports
  • Radio Communication
  • Patrol Scenarios
  • IRB Awareness
  • Communication
  • IRB Awareness


Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the work-place. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.


Monday to Wednesday with assessment Thursday – 4 days


Any beach on Sydney’s picturesque Northern Beaches (Freshwater to Palm Beach)

What to bring

  • Swimmers/Wetsuit
  • Rash vest/ sun protection
  • 2 towels
  • Hat
  • Goggles
  • Pen/pencil
  • Food &  Drink

Participation Numbers & Costs

Email: Mechelle Hare

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