Other Education Awards

A number of other education awards may be made available to members throughout the season as follows:


Are you Interested in becoming an official and assisting the club with meeting their requirements carnivals and competitions.

The course involves completing an an online component available from the members portal and attending 3 carnivals to be mentored by other WA officials.

The following documentation is available to download in support of the official course:

For further information please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Wilson on ph: 0402 451 160 or email wilsoninwa@bigpond.com

Course Prerequisites:

  • Be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment.
  • Proficient in one of the following awards: Apply (Senior) First Aid; Bronze Medallion
  • Course Length: 4.5 hours

Course Prerequisites:

  • Minimum 17 years of age
  • Proficient in Bronze Medallion OR have held Bronze Medallion and proficient in a surf award

Course Prerequisites:

  • To be eligible to receive this award, candidates must be at least 10 years of age on the date of final assessment
  • Course Length:3 hours

Course Prerequisites:

  • A candidate must be a minimum of 13 years old to commence training.

Course Prerequisites:

  • A current financial member of a Surf Life Saving Club affiliated with Surf Life Saving WA
  • Candidates must be at least 16 years of age on the date of final assessmen
  • Note: Before you can train in an award, you must be proficient in the award in which you wish to deliver training and be endorsed as a trainer in that award by your state.

Course Prerequisites:

  • A current financial member of a Surf Life Saving Club affiliated with Surf Life Saving WA
  • A minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have held the Training Officer Certificate for at least one season

contact the Director of Surf Sports or Director of Education to find out more

Gold Medallion (Advanced Lifesaving)

To Complete the GOLD MEDALLION you will need to have the following and be able to complete the following requirements and be proficient in ALL of the following awards:

  1. Bronze Medallion
  2. Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
  3. Apply First Aid
  4. Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

If any of these award proficiencies lapse during the season, even after successful completion of the Gold Medallion, then the member will become non-proficient in the Gold Medallion.

  1. Pool Swim
    The member must complete an 800 metre swim in 14 minutes or less in a swimming pool of not less than 25 metres. The pool swim must be completed before any other component of the Gold Medallion skills maintenance check.
  2. Mission Test
    • The distance will be 400m swim, 800m run, 400m board paddle, and 800m run
    • The time will be 25 minutes or less
    • The run distance to be taken from waist deep water, e.g. the run is from a flag, around a marker and to waist deep water, the aquatic components are from waist deep water around two swimming buoys and back to waist deep water
    • Preferred aquatic course is around two swimming buoys
  1. Rescue
    • Demonstrate a board and tube rescue according to SLSA operating procedures in the current Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training  Manual.
    • Tube Rescue: Complete a tube rescue of a patient 100 metres out to sea and return. Member should use swim fins during this rescue.
    • Board Rescue: Complete a board rescue of a patient 200 metres out to sea and return.
  1. Complex Rescue Scenario (may include one of the rescues above)
    • Demonstrate a complex rescue scenario as set by the Assessor according to the SLSA operational procedures in the current Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Training Manual.
    • The rescue must assess the following events
      • Negotiating the surf zone
      • Securing the patient/s
      • Returning to shore without losing the patient/s
      • Calling for assistance
      • Performing emergency care as required by the patient/s