Surf Rescue Certificate 2023/24






8 Oct 23

10:00am - 11:00am

Induction – SLS Members Portal Setup for eLearning

Warriewood SLSC

14 Oct 23

11:30am - 12:30pm

Pre-requisite swim 200m in 5 minutes or less

North Narrabeen Ocean Pool

15 Oct 23

10:00am​​ ​​ 12:00pm

Trainer Intro. 1st session of training

Warriewood SLSC


10:00am​​ ​​ 12:00pm

Training Every Sunday – Alternate Wet / Dry

Warriewood SLSC

10 Dec 23

9:00am –​​ 



Newport SLSC



2023/24 Season Course Registrations are now CLOSED



Course Overview

  • The course will run for an estimated 6-7 weeks, weather dependent.
  • Please ensure you register for the course by clicking on the link below.

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 including Warriewood Patrol. This course is the minimum water safety qualification for Junior Activity supervision.

Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • be a least 13 years of age on the date of the assessment
  • have completed a 200 metre swim in five (5) minutes or less , unaided (goggles/mask permitted), in a swimming pool not less than 25 metres, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, evidence of which must be provided to the Assessor on the timed swim form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate. You will also receive the following nationally recognised units of competency, some of which may be recognised as prior learning for the PUA20119 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue):

  • PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
  • PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  • PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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