Merewether SLSC Education
All members wishing to become surf lifesavers must complete their training for the Surf Life Saving Australia Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue). The Bronze Medallion is a Nationally Recognised Qualification and teaches a range of activities in order to be able to perform all the basic requirements of a lifesaver:
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Beach types
- Wave patterns
- First aid
- Communication techniques
- Radio communications
- Multiple rescue techniques
- Patrolling methods
MSLSC runs Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) courses at least once a year, usually commencing at the start of each patrolling season in September. Check Training Courses under the Education tab for dates.
MSLSC also offers additional training to its active members which enhance skills and assist with competence and confidence in their patrolling operations. Additional courses include:
- First Aid (HLTAID003)
- Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (HLTAID007)
- Silver Medallion IRB Driver
- IRB Crew
- Spinal Management
- Radio Operators
Annual proficiencies for all awards are run on a regular basis.
Advanced lifesaver training is also provided by the Hunter Surf Lifesaving. Refer to the Hunter Surf Life Saving Education Courses section of their website to register interest for their additional courses on offer.