Training & Proficiencies

Noosa Heads SLSC offers a variety of training courses to new & existing members. The minimum requirement to be an “Active” patrolling member is the Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Bronze Medallion which also provides you with a Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue). Following the Bronze Medallion members are encouraged to gain specialist awards such as:

  • Operational First Aid;
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Award (ART);
  • Radio Operators Certificate;
  • All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Induction;
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) crewpersons and drivers certificate;
  • Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management course to become a Patrol Captain;

CLICK HERE FOR 2018-2019 Course Schedule


Training – Bronze Medallion

Pre-requisites for the Bronze Medallion are:

  • Must be able to complete a 400 metre pool swim in 9 minutes or less
  • Be 15 years of age by completion of the course

Bronze training is generally held over a 6-7 week period with dry sessions (theory, first aid & CPR) on a weekday evening and wet sessions (surf activities & rescue practice) on a weekend morning.
For the next Bronze Mediallion course please contact the Lifesaving Department.
Please contact the club Education Manager if you are interested in completing a course.


Training – Specialist Awards

Current members who wish to complete advanced awards or update an award are encouraged to contact the Lifesaving Department so a course can be arranged.


Training Calendar

For information on 2018-2019 course training dates please CLICK HERE



2018/2019 SLSQ Skills Maintenance Online Theory

Please remember that when you complete your Skills Maintenance  Online Theory questions you MUST print your Certificate of Completion as proof  of completion bring it with you to your practical proficiency session or email your Certificate of Completion to

If you have any trouble please contact the Lifesaving Office. P: 07 5448 0900.

If you hold one or more of these awards, Bronze, Surf Rescue Certificate/Water Safety, ARTC, IRB Crew/Drivers, Radio or First need to attend a Proficiency.

All Proficiencies must be completed by December 31 and you must be a Financial Member.

For information on 2018-2019 proficiency dates… CLICK HERE 

For Information on the 2018-2019 Skills Maintenance Bulletin 2018-2019 …CLICK HERE 

When you have decided upon suitable times for you to complete your proficiency please book in with or call the office on (07) 5448 0900 (option 2).