It is designed to enable a large range of parents/guardians to be engaged by Clubs to formally assist in improving the delivery of Nipper water based activities and create potential pathways to lifesaving operations such as beach patrols or carnival water safety.

Course Content

  • Manual Handling & OSH requirements
  • Surf Awareness
  • 200m Ocean Swim (6 minute time limit)
  • Demonstrate Aquatic Rescue
  • Signals

Proficiency requirements

To maintain currency members who hold a NRC will need to undergo an annual proficiency test incorporating a 200m Ocean Swim in 6 minutes, a tube recuse and demonstration of signals. This proficiency
test will need to be recorded on SurfGuard as per other proficiency testing such as SRC and Bronze.


One (1) year from date of course. Refresher sessions will be provided each year by the club.

Nipper Rescue Certificate
Min. Age
3 hours