Candidates will be required to demonstrate basic first aid skills, identify potential risks and perform various surf rescues in an open water environment.

Course Content

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • SLSA signals
  • Risk Assessment analysis
  • Recognise appropriate safe beach zones
  • Various rescues techniques including tube and board rescues
  • 100m run / 100m swim / 100m run (5 minute time limit)
  • 200m swim recognisable stroke (5 minute time limit)


Candidates will be required to complete fitness components, role-plays, oral questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the Surf Rescue Certificate. The certificate is recognised by SLSA to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.


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

surf rescue certificate - full
Approx. 15 hours
Course Cost

You will need to be a member of the Floreat club. Learn more about the membership.