Bronze Medallion/ Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

The aim of the Bronze Medallion 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.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Contribute to participative arrangements for the management of OHS
  • Describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • Recognise and provide treatment for a range of first aid situations
  • Operate an AED
  • Operate radios
  • Perform radio communication practices using approved equipment
  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Demonstrate surf survival and self survival skills
  • Perform rescues of conscious and unconscious casualty‟ using approved equipment
  • Perform casualty retrieval and support with or without equipment
  • Set up a patrol and describe your role on patrol
  • Demonstrate standard patrol practices
  • Work as part of a team

The Bronze Medallion is the base award for all patrolling in Surf Life Saving. This is the award that allows you to Patrol on the beach, and also to be able to compete in Surf Sports Competitions from the age of 15 upwards.

Bronze Medallion Courses are usually run in house at your local Surf Life Saving Club, please contact them to express your interest

Must be a FINANCIAL member of an affiliated Surf Life Saving Club

Must be at least 15 years of age on the date of final Assessment

Must be able to complete a 400m pool swim in under 9 minutes, in a pool of no less than 25 metres

You can also commence the theory component online – contact for more information.

How to Access the Online Bronze Medallion & Cert II Instructions

Surf Lifesaving Award: Bronze Medallion

Nationally Recognised Qualification: PUA20119 – Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)


  • PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  • PUACOM001 Communicate in the workplace
  • PUAWHS001 Follow defined work health and safety policies and procedures
  • PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
  • PUATEA004 Work effectively in a public safety organisation
  • PUATEA001 Work in a team


Please forward any expressions of interest to your local Surf Life Saving Club