The Gove Surf Club offers a wide range of training opportunities for members. Most courses are linked to AQTF units of competency which allows the training to be transferred to other work environments. 

Lifesaving courses include:
  • Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) which provides skills needed to set up and patrol the beach and water. These qualifications are also required to take part in Surf Lifesaving competitions.
  • Advanced¬†Resuscitation Technique Certificate (ARTC), Senior First Aid Certificate, Spinal Management Certificate build on the basic first aid and resuscitation skill learned in the Bronze and SRC.
  • Inflatable Rescue Craft (IRB) Driver and Crew certificates provide training to operate club IRB's which are critical to patrol operations. IRB drivers can go on to complete a Rescue Water Craft (ie jetski) driver's certificate.
  • Silver Medallion - Basic Beach Management which provides skills to help lead a patrol as a Patrol Captain.
In addition to the lifesaving awards above other training allows club members to contribute to the club as trainers and assessors, coaches, nipper age managers and competition officials.