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. This is the core award to be a Surf Lifesaver in Australia.

Dates and Times

This course is run over two consecutive weekends.

Weekend 1: Saturday 12th November & Sunday 13th November 2016 9am - 5pm at Mentone Life Saving Club (Accomodation NOT Provided); and

Weekend 2: Saturday 19th November & Sunday 20th November 2016 9am - 5pm at Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club (Accomodation Provided)

Cost: $105 + Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Membership ( or Mentone Life Saving Club Membership (

Prerequisites: Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Be at least 18 Years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Complete a 400 metre swim in nine (9) minutes or less at Box Hill Aqualink on Monday 7th November at 7.30pm, 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 appropriate form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification.

Please Note

Participants need to download the attachment (refer email sent) "BM - Learner Guide - Season 16-18", print it, complete it and bring it to Weekend 1 & Weekend 2. In order to complete the Bronze Medallion - Learner Guide, participants will need a Bronze Medallion Textbook/Manual. I will bring the Bronze medallion Textbooks/Manuals to Aqualink Box Hill on Monday 31st October at 7.30pm . If for some reason an answer to a question isn't in the Textbook/Manual, put an asterisk next to the question and we can discuss it at Weekend 1 or Weekend 2.