Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

Award and Qualification Descriptions
Sydney Northern Beaches encourages all Club members to continue their education in surf lifesaving throughout their membership.  The Lifesaving & Education Pathways document provides information on suggested learning pathways and potential Surf Life Saving positions that may be gained. These are not intended to be descriptive or compulsory pathways yet are offered as a guide for members.
All SLSA awards have pre-requisites that must be met by the course candidates. Please review the relevant criteria (see below) to ensure you are aware of these details prior to beginning training in a new award.
All candidates participating in courses offered by their Club or the Branch must be current financial members of their Club prior to beginning training, for insurance purposes. Candidates must also meet minimum age requirements prior to the date of assessment of that award. In the case of assessments conducted over more than one day, age requirements must be met by the 1st assessment date.
Members wishing to complete courses run by the Branch, must contact their Club's CTO to book in.
Surf Rescue Certificate
Radio Operators Certificate
Bronze Medallion
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
Provide First Aid
Spinal Management Certificate
IRB Crew Certificate
Silver Medallion IRB Driver
Silver Medallion Beach Management
Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
Silver Medallion Rescue Water Craft
Gold Medallion
Training Officer Certificate
Assessor Certificate
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Junior Awards
Children participating in Clubs Nipper programs are educated in various aspects of surf safety. To find out more about these programs visit the Youth & Member Development part of the SNB website.