The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.
Candidates must meet ALL of the following conditions:
- be at least 15 years of age on the date of final assessment
- complete a 400 meter swim in nine (9) minutes or less, in a swimming pool of not less than 25 meters, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to the candidate undertaking any water training or assessment activities, evidence of which must be provided to the Assessor on the appropriate form prior to commencement of the assessment for this qualification