Education and training at North Avoca SLSC

There are over 14 Surf Life Saving Australia Awards & Qualifications available to be undertaken with North Avoca SLSC. Please please contact Our Director of Education on or see links below for complete award overviews.

Surf Rescue Certificate

To become a Lifesaver the first award gained is the Surf Rescue Certificate. The Surf Rescue Certificate is a steppingstone to the full Bronze Medallion that is generally the minimum standard required for full patrolling duties. The Surf Rescue Certificate was originally intended for young people aged between 13 and 15 years, however, anyone over the age of 13 can qualify at this level.

Bronze Medallion

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of 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. Once a member has obtained their Bronze Medallion they are assigned to a patrol and become eligible to compete in Surf Lifesaving carnivals. They must complete an annual skills maintenance session to continue to patrol and compete in Surf Lifesaving carnivals.

A guide to support Surf Life Saving NSW members with their development goals. The information suggests further learning pathways and potential Surf Life Saving positions that may be gained.

The following awards can also be obtained:

  • Resuscitation (HLTAID009)
  • First Aid (HLTAID011, HLTAID010, HLTAID009)
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (HLTAID015)
  • IRB Crew
  • Silver Medallion IRB Driver
  • Silver Medallion Patrol Captain

Visit the SLSNSW webpage for more information on education pathways

Become a trainer

North Avoca SLSC is always on the lookout for energetic individuals interested in helping to train and develop other members.

If you become a club trainer, the award that you will receive upon successful completion of your course is nationally recognised. It’s a great way to build upon your own skills as well as boost your career across any industry.

If you are interested in being a trainer, assessor or facilitator, then please contact Our Director of Education on

Branch Course Calendar 2023/2024

Please see the attached document outlining courses for 2023/2024.  Please email our Director of Education on should you like to attend any of these courses.

North Avoca SLSC Snapshot of 2022/23

Some of the key duties carried out by the volunteer life savers throughout the 2022/23 season

Preventative Actions
First Aids
Patrol Hours

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