SurfCom Module

Course Overview

The Introduction to SurfCom is a self-enrolled online learning module available for any member who wants to develop a fundamental understanding of how SurfCom works.

The module is open to any current member to enrol in, but because the learning is relevant to areas on a digital radio network which is supported by SurfCom, it is only recommended for members of clubs in the Coromandel, Bay of Plenty & Northern Region areas at this time. As the digital radio network (and links to SurfCom) grows, SLSNZ will recommend members from other regions to complete the module.

Once completed, the module will be loaded against an individual member’s award record. 

Course Information 

Prerequisites: 14 years of age | Current member of a SLS club 

Duration: approx. 1 hour 

Delivered by: Online Module

Who should complete it: Currently recommended for members in Coromandel, Bay of Plenty & Northern Region areas

Candidate requirements:  Successfully complete all components of the online module 

Topics covered

  1. What is SurfCom and what they do
  2. How to contact SurfCom
  3. Procedures to follow when contacting SurfCom (for emergency, urgent and routine situations)
  4. Extra information for Patrol Captains that relate to SurfCom


At the completion of the module candidates will be able to:

  1. Explain what SurfCom does, how this service is accessed and who they will provide information to.
  2. Contact SurfCom using the appropriate process.

To begin training for this module please follow the steps to self-enrol through the online learning portal here.

If you are not sure if the Introduction to SurfCom - Online Module is relevant for you at this time, please make contact with your Regional Lifesaving Manager to check here.