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U14 Nippers - SRC 



During their last year of the Nipper Program, Under 14 Nippers undertake training for the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). This award teaches basic first aid, resuscitation and surf rescue skills enabling candidates to become training cadet lifesavers who can take part in beach patrols and Water Safety.

The SRC is a 20 hour course which is run in conjunction with the Nipper sessions with each session running an extra hour and one evening session added.

All Nipper Program Registration requirements still apply to U14 Nippers, including completing the SRC Timed Swim Form prior to registration.

Cost: $55 (payable upon registration - covers a resuscitation mask and Life Saving Victoria award processing) plus membership. Candidates will also be required to purchase the Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue 35th Edition (PSAR35) Training Manual (cost $10 for online version).


The Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue 35th Edition (PSAR35) Training Manual now has 10 modules that align with the new SRC and BM curriculum and training sessions. The PSAR35 manual is electronic and accessible on a mobile device. Click here for details.

Course Dates

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

Participants must also enroll with LSV for the SRC course. Participants must have their own SLS Member Area account to enable them to enroll via the LSV Member Training Portal.


  • Must be a financial Club member prior to course registration

  • 13 years+ (U14 age group) on 1st October

  • Able to swim 200m in less than 9 minutes. 

Skills Maintenance

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

Course Outcomes

  • Surf awareness

  • Rescue techniques (boards/rescue tubes)

  • Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Firs aid

  • Communications

  • Radio operations

  • Standard patrol practices

  • Team work

  • Improve fitness


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

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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