Skills Maintenance

Skills Maintenance is required every season for certain award/certificate holders:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Surf Rescue Certificate
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
  • Gold Medallion
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • IRB Crew
  • Silver Medallion IRB Driver
  • Rescue Water Craft Operator

In order to compete in SLS competitions in the current season, Skills Maintenance must be completed by the 31st December – so please do your proficiency at the earliest available date.

Members are required to complete the Skills Maintenance theory component online for the following awards, via the SLSA Members Area eLearning portal, then click on Training Library and select “Skills Maintenance”:

  • Bronze Medallion, or
  • SRC

The relevant theory modules must be completed prior to undertaking the practical proficiency.

You can undertake your practical proficiency elements with your Patrol Captain, with the exception of resuscitation which must be undertaken with a trainer.

Get a head start on your practical proficiency by reviewing these Skills Maintenance fully interactive training videos.

Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue, Gold Medallion and Rescue Water Craft Operator Skills Maintenance is provided by Branch at an appropriate time to be advised.

For members with an expired Bronze Medallion award, the current process is an in-depth proficiency after three years and a full award course after five years. For an in-depth proficiency by the Club to be sufficient, the member must hold a Cert II in Public Safety PUA20119, and be competent with the various BM Assessment Tasks. Changes to the BM since originally awarded can be assessed through the latest process chart on the SLS website. If members need more skilling, they can be placed in a Bronze group and can be later issued with PUA20119.

For additional information, please email

Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club