The pinThe aim of this course is to provide participants with advanced skills and knowledge to manage emergency situations in autonomous situations.


Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive the SLSA Gold Medallion award.

Course Content

  • Perform Complex Patient Rescue and Support, Aided and Unaided by Equipment
    • Select appropriate rescue equipment
    • Access and manage the patient’s levels of distress
    • Support and return patients to shore
    • Perform a one-person drag technique and patient lay
  • Perform Surf Skill and Fitness Test
    • Complete a 400 metre swim, 800 metre run, 400 metre board paddle and 800 metre run in
    • 25 minutes
    • Complete tube rescue of patient 100 metres out at sea and return (flippers optional)
    • Complete board rescue of patient 200 metres out at sea and return
  • Work Autonomously
    • Plan and undertake work activities
    • Accept responsibilities
    • Set performance requirements
    • Maintain team performance

Entry Requirements

  • Participants must be a minimum of 17 years of age on the date of final assessment.
  • Participants must meet the following SLSA requirements:
    • Hold a current SLSA Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
    • Hold a current Advanced Resuscitation Certificate
    • Hold a current Senior First Aid Certificate
    • Hold a current Silver Medallion Patrol Captain/Basic Beach Management
    • Hold a current Spinal Management Certificate
    • Complete an 800 metre swim in 14 minutes or less in a swimming pool no less than 25 metres

For more information, Download a copy of the Gold Medallion Syllabus or email the Clubs Chief Training Officer

Please check the Club Calendar for up coming course dates. Search by Category ‘Education’.