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. 

Payment Method Change

Please note that we have had some payment method changes to our system. Our preferred payment method is card payment at the time of registration. If your business does not have a business card, please contact us at and we can organise an invoice. We DO NOT invoice for individual candidates.

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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Upcoming Course Dates

Our CSLSC season is currently over. Stay tuned for next seasons courses to be advertised in late 2022