Silver Medallion Patrol Captain

This course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to confidently manage a beach and a patrol as a Surf Life Saving Patrol Captain. The Silver Medallion Patrol Captain (SMPC) course is designed to be delivered using a blended learning approach. This means that participants will learn using a variety of methods, including eLearning, on-the-job (OTJ) training and face-to-face sessions.

This award was launched in 2021 and supersedes the previous Silver Medallion Beach Management (SMBM) award. For members who currently hold the SMBM, a bridging course has been developed and we anticipate will be rolled out during the 2023-24 season. It is important to note that members will eventually need to upskill, however, this process will be conducted over the coming seasons and a deadline is yet to be determined by the SLST Lifesaving Advisory Committee.

You can read more about the redesigned course by click here.

Find out more in SLST Circular 25-35

Pre-requisites

  • You must be a financial member of an SLST Club or Unit.
  • Have received endorsement from the club/unit.
  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Hold an SLSA Bronze Medallion or have held an SLSA Bronze Medallion and currently hold a patrolling award.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years of patrolling experience.

Advanced Resuscitation Techniques

All First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation Techniques courses are organised and facilitate First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation training across the state.

Course Options 

The courses are run in a concurrent format and are offered as blended course, combining online learning and face-to-face session.

Members can potentially complete one of three options for Advanced Resuscitation Courses.

Option 1 Combined ART & First Aid  (8.5hrs)
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID009)
  • Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID010)
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)
  • Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Oxygen Therapy (HLTAID015)
Option 2 First Aid Update  (5hrs)
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID009)
  • Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (HLTAID010)
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011)
Option 3 CPR  (1.5hrs)
subject to availability
  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (HLTAID009)

Online Learning
It is important to note that online learning is required for all course formats and must be fully complete prior to the first session. Once you have registered for this training, you will be sent the instructions with a course code to complete online learning and finalise the enrolment process.


Pre-requisites

 1. Combined ART and First Aid Courses 

  • All members registering for this training are required to be endorsed by a member of their Club/Unit executive.
  • You must be a financial member of an SLST Club or Unit
  • Be 15 years of age at the date of assessment.

2. ART Only Course 

  • Must hold a current Provide First Aid certificate (HLTAID011)
  • All members are required to be endorsed by a member of their Club/Unit executive.
  • You must be a financial member of an SLST Club or Unit
  • Be 15 years of age at the date of assessment.

Upcoming Course Dates