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Bronze Medallion (BM)


The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a lifesaver in Australia.

Course Dates - Registrations are now CLOSED!

Bronze Medallion course - 16th to 19th December 2023 

Participants must first register and pay for the Bronze Medallion 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 Bronze Medallion 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 Bronze Medallion registration platform).

  • Must be at least 15 years old within 60 days of the final assessment.

  • Able to swim 400m in 9 minutes. Download and complete the Timed Swim Form (this form must be uploaded into the online Bronze Medallion registration platform). 


An additional cost is payable upon registration. This is dependent on whether or not the course can be run as a live in camp or not. The cost 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

  • Contribute to the management of work health and safety (WHS)

  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control

  • Describe surfing and environmental conditions and hazards

  • Recognise appropriate beach types, conditions and areas in the surfzone for bathing

  • Demonstrate surf skills

  • Explain the functions of various systems in the human body

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques

  • Perform basic resuscitation techniques (oxygen therapy, defibrillation)

  • Identify basic patient management techniques

  • Communicate in the workplace

  • Perform radio communications using approved SLSA radios

  • Perform patient approaches, support and escapes aided by equipment on a conscious and an unconscious patient

  • Identify people in distress in an aquatic environment

  • Perform surf skills

  • Perform patient retrieval and support unaided by equipment

  • Set up a patrol and describe your role

  • Demonstrate standard patrol practices

  • Team work

  • Improve fitness


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

* 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.

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