Surf Training & Education

Upcoming Courses

Please contact the surf office to register your interest for upcoming training courses.

Bronze Medallion

Commencing on 17th August and running for approximately 8 weeks (Pending Competency of the Group).

Secure your position by contacting the Surf Office on 5444 8642 or

First Aid Course and Advanced Resuscitation Course

dates to be confirmed 


Thinking of Joining?

Kawana Waters Surf Club is recruiting people for various volunteer roles within the club right now for the coming surf season.  

The population on the Sunshine Coast is growing, and Kawana Waters Surf Club desperately needs YOU and your friends to join us in keeping our amazing beaches safe!

There is an almost endless scope of lifesaving-related careers available to members with many doors opened and supported by the skills learnt during your time as a surf lifesaver such as:

•    Emergency Services
•    Event management
•    Sports coaching
•    Catering
•    Training & Development
•    Defense Force
•    Public speaking
•    Rescue vehicle operation
•    Team management


A Role for Everyone

Not a strong swimmer? That’s ok! Off the beach and behind the scenes, there are literally hundreds of other jobs and opportunities available. Whether it’s a radio operator, surf sports coach, a club Committee Member, a BBQ coordinator or a junior activities age manager, there’s a role for everyone at Kawana Waters Surf Club.

Awards Available
•  Bronze Medallion
•  Surf Rescue Certificate
•  First Aid
•  Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
•  Radio Operators Certificate
•  Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver
•  Inflatable Rescue Boat Crewperson
•  Silver Medallion – Beach Management
•  4WD and SSV Operator
•  Age Manager and Observers

Want some information about what lifesaving can offer you and your family, please check out these great resources:

Surf Lifesaving Australia's New Member Information

Surf Lifesaving Queensland's Roles and Pathways Information


Bronze Medallion Course

Kawana Waters Surf Life Saving Club runs a number of Bronze Medallion courses each season for people over the age of 15. There is no upper age limit and we regularly have participants into their sixties so this really is a course suitable for anyone, male and female, interested in becoming a lifesaver and making a massive difference to the safety of our Kawana Waters community.

If you are under the age 15 but over the age of 13 you can still be a lifesaver. That course runs at the same time as the Bronze Medallion and is called 'Surf Rescue Certificate'.

A prerequisite is that before assessment day you need to complete an unaided 400 metre swim (goggles/masks permitted) in nine minutes or less, in a 25 metre or over pool. Before the candidate can participate in any surf activities a 200m swim in under 5 minutes must be completed and observed by either our training team or a swim instructor. Swim training is held weekly at Kawana Aquatic Centre on a Wednesday to improve your technique and time at a small cost.

The course runs over an eight week period and focuses on training future lifesavers in swim fitness rescue techniques, CPR, radio communications and much more.

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