SLST Club of the Year for 2022/23

Bronze Medallion

The Bronze Medallion is the entry level award required to patrol as part of Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) on Australian beaches.  The gaining of this award opens up opportunities for further awards involved in SLS.

Award Summary

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.


  • be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • complete an unaided swim (goggles/masks permitted) of 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities

Award Contents

  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Surf Awareness and Skills
  • The Human Body
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillation and Basic Oxygen Techniques
  • First Aid
  • Communications
  • Radio Operations
  • Rescue Techniques
  • Spinal Carries and Supports
  • Beach Management

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer


Candidates who believe they already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this award, or who have received one or more of the related units of competency, may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer.  These candidates should contact Kingston Beach SLSC or Surf Life Saving Tasmania State Centre for more information.

If you would like to enrol in one of our Bronze Medallion courses, please email our training officer at