Silver Medallion Beach Management

The purpose of this course is to help you gain basic skills and knowledge to prepare you for an entry-level beach management role within a lifesaving service. Building on topics covered in the Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), the course is aimed at Patrol Captains, Team Leaders and Lifeguards.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the responsibilities and duties of a beach manager
  • Recognise legislation and regulations relevant to your beach
  • Manage your beach and the public
  • Manage your team
  • Maintain team performance
  • Contribute to team outcomes
  • Liaise with other organisations
  • Communicate effectively with team members, public and management
  • Conduct an operational briefing and debriefing
  • Implement risk management procedures
  • Prepare for beach surveillance and rescue
  • Perform beach surveillance and rescue recovery protocols
  • Describe principles of search and rescue
  • Outline media protocols

Contact your local Surf Life Saving Club for the next available course.


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

Must have a current Blue Card (if 18yrs +) and have completed the CYRMS and Child Safe Awareness online courses.

Must be at least 17 years of age at time of Assessment

Must hold a Bronze Medallion and Certificate II Public Safety Aquatic Rescue (PUA21004 OR PUA21010)

Must hold and be PROFICIENT in at least one of the following Awards;

  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Operational or Apply First Aid
  • Radio Operators
  • Spinal Management

Surf Lifesaving Award: Silver Medallion-Basic Beach Management

Nationally Recognised Unit of Competency:

PUAOPE027 Undertake beach safety management activities