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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:


Beach Safety Hints

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Don't get sucked in by the rip - watch this video

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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?

Dates for 2015/2016 course have yet to be finalised, but when they are we will post the details here

2. How long does the course take?

8 weeks, including 1 week when exams are held

3. When does training take place?

3-5pm 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?

$250 for seniors (includes membership of the club)

$150 for juniors who are new to the club (includes membership of the club)

$100 for juniors who are existing members of the club (includes membership of the club)

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
    • Working in a team environment

Patrol Experience

    • • Complete 2 Surf Patrols (1 morning and 1 afternoon) including setting up, active patrolling, proactive safety measures, and packing up patrol. (Not compulsory but strongly advised)

7. What do I need to bring?

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.

Phil Godbee (North Curl Curl SLSC Senior Bronze Trainer)

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