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.

Dates & Times: 29 December 2017 - 4 January 2018 from 8.45am - 1pm (except for Friday 1 Jan 2017 which is 1.30pm - 5.30pm)

Cost: $220


Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 13 Years of age on the date of final assessment (4 Jan 2018). Note: Participants must be under 15 years of age on or before Saturday 23 December 2017. Once you reach 15 years of age you will need to enrol in a bronze medallion course.
  • Have completed a 200 metre swim in five (5) minutes or less (this will happen on the first afternoon), unaided (goggles/mask permitted), in a swimming pool of 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.


The SRC is also a requirement for all Nippers and Cadets competing in the U14 and U15 age groups at carnivals, although while in the U/14 age group competitors can still compete at Nipper carnivals.