The Community Surf Life Saving Certificate (also previously known as ASIDE) is a challenging award, which provides teachers, surf instructors and other outdoor recreation members the knowledge and skills to be able to supervise people in a dynamic open water environment.

This award is the minimum qualification for those who wish to participate in beach/water activities adhering to the Tasmanian DoE Guidelines.

The practical and theoretical sections of the award will equip candidates with the skills to supervise structured recreational activities at aquatic venues/ environments. The course focus includes student safety, surf awareness, rescue techniques, carries/ supports and CPR.  

Successful completion of this course will result in the award of:

  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  • PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills 

Please click here for full details including the course prerequisites, course outline and assessment expectations. 

Course delivery options 

SLST offer a range of course delivery options that aim to meet the learners needs and circumstances. The Community Surf Life Saving Certificate course is currently only delivered face-to-face as a full course or update. 

Full - Face-to-face delivery only

Update - Face-to-face delivery only 

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Note - An invoice will be sent to a school/organisation directly post-course if you opt for your school/organisation to be invoiced at time of registration. 

Upcoming Course Dates

We currently have no courses scheduled - please call 03 6216 7800 to express your interest or email