Nipper Water Safety

The Nipper Rescue Certificate is a water safety and rescue award, that allows for the provision of water safety for Woodside Nipper activities at the club. To ensure Nippers safety, set ratios of qualified Water Safety personnel must always be met when water based activities are conducted. 

This award allows for a large range of parents/guardians to become qualified and formally assist in the delivery of Nipper water based activities. It also creates pathways to lifesaving operations such as beach patrols or carnival water safety.

Key Course Outcomes:

  • Manual Handling & OSH requirements
  • Surf Awareness
  • 200m Ocean Swim (6 minute time limit)
  • Demonstrate Aquatic Rescue
  • Signals


Candidates will be required to complete fitness components, role-plays, oral questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive the Nipper Rescue Certificate and recognition to participate as Nipper Water Safety personnel.


One (1) year from date of course. Proficiency sessions will be provided each year by the club.


  • Be a financial member of an SLS club
  • Be 18 years of age


Face-to-face (4 hours)

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Trigg Island Surf Life Saving Club acknowledges the traditional owners, the Whadjuk People of the Noongar Nation, of the beach on which we work and play. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and are grateful for their continuing connection to the land, sea and sky.