Want to make a difference? Be part of something bigger? Learn some skills that could save a life?
Becoming a Surf Life Saver will teach you the core skills that could allow you to save yourself or someone else's life. There are a number of ways to get started:
Surf Rescue Certificate: For people aged 13-15, you can complete your Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). This is an introductory course that will teach basic rescue and lifesaving skills. You will learn CPR, board and tube rescues as well as other key skills. This is a natural progression from Nippers (although nippers is not a prerequisite)
Bronze Medallion: For anyone aged 15+, this is the bread-and-butter of the lifesaving movement. This award will teach you all the skills you require to competently patrol a beach. It involves CPR, board and tube rescues, Spinal management and First Aid as well as basic incident management and much more. Hands on training will give you the skills you need, either via a 5-day intensive Bronze camp or smaller days over a series of weekends.
Radio Operators Certificate: Don't think you can complete the physical components but still want to be involved? You can do your Radio Operators Certificate (ROC) to learn how to use a lifesaving radio system and still join us on the beach! You can work as a lookout in our tower or as our communications specialist on the beach. It will also allow you to complete other awards such as First Aid, Advanced Resuscitation and Side-by-side, making you a valuable asset to the team regardless of physical ability. You can always do your Bronze Medallion later if you want!
Step 2 is to join our Team App. Join the Social CPSLSC Team App if you haven't already. We post announcements here of upcoming courses, as well as on this website
Step 2 is to join an upcoming camp! We run two bronze camps a year, one over summer and one during the year (Easter long weekend in 2023) as well as multiple Radio Operators Courses. To find an upcoming course, check our calendar and look for an announcement which we will email out to members. We will also post on the Team App. If there's none coming up or you want more details, reach out to our Chief Instructor via email@example.com and they will keep you informed!
Step 3 is to complete the course!
Step 4: Join the Patrol CPSLSC Team App. This is where all important patrol-specific information gets communicated
Step 5 is to keep developing your skills! There are a whole lot of additional and specialist training you can do, see the Training Tab for specific information on awards
Compliance Note: Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club partner with Life Saving Victoria (LSV), which is a registered training organisation (RTO 21799) regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), to deliver vocational education and training services. We are recognised as a provider of quality-assured and nationally accredited qualifications. As such our courses have pre-requisites and standards that must be met including minimum training times. Pages on this website will display club-specific information as well as state and nationally regulated information. To differentiate what is club specific, look out for a [Club Specific] marker or a disclaimer describing the process as Cape Paterson-Specific