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Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)


* You may not have an SLSA Member Area account yet because your parents have always renewed your membership as part of a Family Group. If you have not yet created your SLSA Member Area account, you should do so before you can enrol in this course. If you are unsure, please contact the Club Office at

To create your SLSA Member Area account go to and follow these instructions.


The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) provides participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety personnel.

Course Dates

The SRC course runs in conjunction with the Summer Nipper Program. Please refer to Nipper Dates.

Participants must first register and pay for the SRC course here.

Prior to the commencement of the course participants must complete their Life Saving Victoria course enrolment:

  1. ​Login to using your Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal login details*

  2. Click on 'Find a New Course'

  3. Look for Surf Rescue Certificate at Anglesea SLSC and click 'Enrol'


  • Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration (a Membership Confirmation Form must be uploaded into the online SRC registration platform).

  • 13 years + (U14 age group)

  • Able to swim 200m. Download and complete the Timed 200m Swim Form (this form must be uploaded into the online SRC registration platform). 


An additional fee of $55 is payable upon registration which covers training resources and award processing.

Skills Maintenance

An annual Skills Maintenance must be undertaken by 31st December to keep this award proficient.

Course Outcomes

  • Surf Awareness

  • Rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)

  • Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Communications

  • Radio operations

  • Standard patrol practices

  • Team work

  • Improve fitness

  • Successful candidates become Cadet Surf Lifesavers


Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. This will take place on the final day of the course.


If you have any questions or would like to complete this award and there are no courses scheduled, please contact Lachie at

Public Safety & Aquatic Rescue Training Manual 35th Edition

PSAR35 M1 Introduction to SLSA.v1.1

PSAR35 M2 Safety and Wellbeing.v1.1

PSAR35 M3 Radio Operations.v1.1

PSAR35 M4 Surf Awareness.v1.1

PSAR35 M5 Rescue.v1.1

PSAR35 M6 Resuscitation.v1.1

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