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Volunteer Training

Club Members have the opportunity to achieve a selection of awards and competencies through the volunteer training system. These are delivered by our club volunteer trainers and assessors and are categorised as follows:

  • Aquatic Rescue
  • First Aid and Emergency Care
  • Powercraft
  • Statewide Services

Life-Saving Clubs partner with Life Saving Victoria (LSV), which is a registered training organisation (RTO 21799) regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), to deliver vocational education and training services. We are recognised as a provider of quality-assured and nationally accredited qualifications.

Our Trainers, Assessors and Facilitators are a dedicated and committed group of volunteer members who make a huge contribution to lifesaving. These individuals go above and beyond to ensure LSV’s volunteer members have the knowledge, skills and rescue capabilities to provide safe beach environments for Victorian communities and visitors.

Life-Saving Clubs offers a range of course delivery options to ensure flexible training delivery. Whilst we have a choice of delivery mode for select courses, the minimum hours for face-to-face training must be met. Some courses also have prerequisites (including other courses to be completed), fitness or age requirements.


Club members develop their skills by following a training pathway guided by the club’s chief training officer.

Clubs offer a range of courses through LSV that include accredited and non-accredited training. Courses available for members are.

Aquatic Rescue Courses

Aquatic Rescue courses available include.

  • Surf Rescue Certificate
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Medallion Bridging Course (for current Surf Rescue Certificate holders)
  • Radio Operator Certificate
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
  • Silver Medallion Patrol Captain
  • Gold Medallion

Powercraft Courses

Powercraft courses available include.

  • Side-by-side Vehicle Operator
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver

Health Unit Courses

Health Unit courses are accredited units of Competency and include.

  • Resuscitation
    • (HLTAID009 – Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • First Aid
    • (HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid)
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
    • (HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and Oxygen Therapy)
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques & First Aid (Combined Course)
    • (HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid)
    • (HLTAID015 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and Oxygen Therapy)

Statewide Services

Statewide Services courses are delivered by LSV staff and include.

  • Training Officer Certificate
    • BSBCMM411 – Make presentations.
    • TAEDEL301 – Provide work skill instruction.
  • Rescue Watercraft Operator
  • Pain Management


Members can find available courses and enrol by logging into the Member Training Portal

All training resources are available to club trainers and assessors by logging into Clubs Gateway