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Training at North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club

North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club regularly runs training courses for the general public, as well as club members. This is an ideal opportunity to be trained in the skills required to be Life Savers and workplace safety officers. Check the Training Calendar on this page for upcoming courses, or contact the club for more information.

The following is a guide to all courses available:

For any queries on training at North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club, please send an email to for senior training information or for junior/nippers training information.


Bronze Medallion Training

10 things you should know about doing your Bronze Medallion course at
North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club

1. What are the dates for Bronze courses?

Typically we hold two courses during the season, one starting in October and one in February. When the dates are confirmed for the new season, they will be posted here.

2. How long does the course take?

8 weeks

3. When does training take place?

2:00 to 5:00pm on Sunday afternoons at the North Curl Curl Surf Club

4. Do I need to join North Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club to do the course?


5. What is the cost of the Course?

Fess for the 2016/2017 courses are yet to be set, but bekow is an indication of the course costs.

$230 for new seniors
$80 for nipper parents doing water safety or patrols
$200 for new juniors
$65 for existing juniors ( fees exclude membership of the club)

New seniors and new juniors will receive a voucher covering 2015/2016 season membership fees valid only on the basis that they commit to doing patrols or water safety for that season

6. What are the main components of the course?


    • Health & Safety
    • CPR
    • First Aid
    • Surf Awareness
    • Communication
    • Homework- Review of manual and completion of 12 sections of workbook


    • CPR
    • Full body assessment of an injured patient
    • Run-swim-run: 200m run, followed by 200m swim, followed by 200m run, 8 minutes
    • Surf Rescue using swim tube and flippers
    • Surf Rescue using rescue board
    • Lifts and carries of injured patient including spinal carries
    • Communication using flags and radio
    • Utilisation of oxygen equipment and defibrilator
    • Working in a team environment

Patrol Experience

    • Complete a Surf Patrol including setting up, patrolling, safety measures, and packing up patrol.

7. What do I need to bring?

Wet suit for course 1, Swimmers (no bikinis please), rash vest or wetsuit, goggles, towel

8. Who are the Trainers and what qualifications do they have?

9. I have never used a recue board before - am I capable of completing the practical side of the course?

Yes, we have instructed many candidates with little or no skill in this area who have successfully completed the course. We will give you extra training and access to equipment should you need it.

10. Is it a difficult Course?

Yes, the course is challenging but it is also a lot of fun and most participants really enjoy all the aspects of it. To be a qualified Life Saver is an honour but enjoyment is also critical to our course objectives.

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