Royal Life Saving offers a number of lifesaving programs and awards that are offered through schools, pools and community groups.

To be able to deliver any Recreational Training, you will need to become a Recreational Trainer with Royal Life Saving, click here to find out how.

Rescue and Bronze Awards

The central component of Royal Life Saving’s lifesaving awards is the Bronze Medallion which has been operating for over 100 years with many Australians undertaking the program since commencement. The Bronze Medallion is considered the pinnacle of the awards in the community.

Lifesaving skills learnt and developed through the program are highly regarded in the community and may even lead to or enhance the chances of starting a career.

There are six main awards within the Rescue and Bronze strands before you can progress to advanced lifesaving awards:

  • Dry Rescue
  • Wade Rescue
  • Accompanied Rescue
  • Bronze Star
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Bronze Cross
Other Recreational Awards

Royal Life Saving also offers the following non-accredited lifesaving awards alongside the Rescue and Bronze Awards:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid
School Pathway Program

The Royal Life Saving School Pathway Program is a water safety, lifesaving and first aid skills program for high school students aiming to provide the skills and knowledge for first aid, staying safe in and around the water or offering assistance in a rescue.

Bronze E-lifesaving

Bronze e-Lifesaving is an interactive e-learning program that challenges and engages youth on issues such as risk-taking behaviour, peer influences and alcohol consumption when recreating in and around water.

Utilising aquatic themes, students explore personal attitudes, beliefs and personal relationships and will develop skills in making informed decisions, refusal tactics and leadership. Bronze e-Lifesaving teaches students survival skills, rescue techniques and basic emergency and first aid care for managing situations where their own or others’ wellbeing and safety may be at risk.

The program can be easily implemented in the classroom and has strong links to learning outcomes in the new Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education.

The program is FREE to Australian secondary school students.

Junior Lifeguard

The Junior Lifeguard Program offers a unique aquatic alternative for those who love the water, who want to be challenged and who want more than just swimming lessons. The program provides opportunities for children to keep interested and active in aquatics, especially quick learners and those caught between levels and programs. The program is suitable to be run by Swimming Schools, Public and Private Swimming Pools, Clubs, Schools, or any youth group as a one-off, or ongoing activity.

The Society provides coaching resources (coaching manual, lesson plans, etc) and children undertake the Swim and Survive series of qualifications, with a pathway into pool life saving sport and competition.