to the Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club


QLD Observers Award requirements

As an Observer, you will be able to supplement your First Aid or ART awards on patrol with the skills and knowledge to actively patrol the beach and assist in the surveillance of beachgoers. The Observers Award is also required for Nipper Age Managers.

What qualifications or prerequisites do I need?

  • Qualifications - No specific qualifications
  • Prerequisites - Must be a minimum of 13 years old on the day of the course commencement

Course outcomes:

  • Surf awareness and skills: Identifying rips, different types of waves, patient recognition
  • Communication: Signals
  • Beach management


Each course schedule can vary depending on trainer and facility availability but takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete. Specific schedules will be issued for each course.

Interested in a training course at Coolum Beach SLSC?

Complete the following form to register your interest in the next course/s.

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Bronze Medallion
Surf Rescue Certificate
Silver Medallion - Beach Management
First Aid
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
Radio Operator
IRB Crewperson
IRB Driver
4WD Induction
ATV Operator
Observers Award

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continual support.

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Gold Sponsors

  • Bendigo Bank
  • BRD Group
  • Coolum Beach Real Estate
  • Coolum Caprice
  • Ken Mills
  • Rip Curl Coolum
  • The Shop Coolum

Silver Sponsors

  • Coolum News
  • Flight Centre Coolum
  • Great Northern
  • MGI Audit
  • Mitre 10
  • National Storage
  • Peregian Golf Course

Bronze Sponsors

  • Air-Rite
  • Competitions Guide
  • Coolum Bowls Club
  • Greenhalgh Pickard

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