Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)

This three day course provides secondary students with the skills and knowledge to become a surf lifesaver.

The SRC course is the introductory award for a patrolling surf lifesaver that can be achieved from the age of 13. This course helps to prepare participants for active patrolling duties that may include: rescue skills, first aid & resuscitation.

Participants not only test their skills in practical learning, but also explore the theoretical side of surf lifesaving, including: safety knowledge & surf awareness.

Learning Outcomes

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Participants must be at least 13 years of age before the final examination and be able to complete a 200m pool swim in 5 minutes or less.


Participants engage in a wide variety of activities including:

  • Safety & Well Being
  • Surf Awareness
  • Resuscitation
  • First Aid
  • Lifesaving Signals
  • Run-Swim-Run
  • Tube Rescue
  • Board Rescue
  • Scenario’s


Participants must satisfy the assessors in respect to their competence in all learning outcomes by –

  • Written/Oral Examination
  • Practical Examination
  • Rescue Scenario Simulation


3 days (21 hours) – contact SLSS to make other arrangements


Any beach on Sydney’s picturesque Northern Beaches (Freshwater to Palm Beach)
What to Bring?

  • Swimmers/Costume
  • Rash Vest/Sun Protection
  • 2 Towels
  • Hat
  • Goggles
  • Pen or Pencil

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