Nipper Rescue Certificate

The Nipper Rescue Certificate is for parents/guardians who wish to become involved in their children’s Woodside Nipper water based activities.

We strongly recommend all parents/guardians undertake this course as the club is required to fulfil set ratios to comply with Woodside Nipper water safety requirements.

It is also a great pathway to lifesaving operations such as volunteer lifesaving or water safety for Surf Sport Carnivals or Woodside Nippers.

Course Dates

Sunday 29th October 2023,

9:00-11:00 am

To register your interest please email Kym Colotti, Director of Training:

Key Course Outcomes:

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


Candidates will be required to complete fitness components, oral questions, practical demonstrations and scenarios.


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

Your certificate of valid one (1) year from the date of the course.  Proficiency sessions will be provided each year by the club.


  • Be a financial member of the club.
  • Be 18 years of age.

Course length

One Sunday session, 2hr course

Course cost

Free for financial members, who are willing to assist with Nipper Water Safety at the club.

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