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Bronze Medallion [PUA20119 Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)]

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The SLSA Bronze Medallion and Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) provide members with skills and knowledge related to workplace safety, radio operations, surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, resuscitation, emergency care, communication, teamwork, spinal management and patrol operations.

Members who hold this award may patrol in the role of an entry-level lifesaver on patrol and as water safety personnel for SLS events. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

This award includes and builds upon the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate, and it is the prerequisite for many other SLS awards and competitive Surf Sports events.



Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised PUA20119 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) which includes the following units of competency:

1. PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
2. PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
3. PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
4. HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support (3-year validity)
5. PUACOM001 Communicate in the workplace
6. PUATEA001 Work in a team
7. PUATEA004 Work effectively in a public safety organisation
8. PUAWHS001 Follow defined work health & safety policies & procedures

If you already have a PUA20119 (or any of these units of competency), please click the link below to update your SurfGuard/SLS Members Area award list.

SLSNSW Members Credit Transfer Request Form

Note: The Bronze Medallion /Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) course does not provide members with an HLTAID011 Provide first aid certificate.



  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 15 years
  • Complete an unaided swim of 400 m in 9 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed before participating in any aquatic training.

Note: This course requires participants to demonstrate a minimum of 2 minutes of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor as part of the assessment.



A minimum of 6 full days*. This may be completed during 2-3 hour sessions over several evenings and weekends or through a series of full-day sessions.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach the required competency levels before assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSC Chief Training Officer for more information.

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