Bronze e-Lifesaving is an interactive e-learning program that challenges and engages youth on issues such as risk-taking behaviour, peer influences and alcohol consumption when recreating in and around water.

Utilising aquatic themes, students explore personal attitudes, beliefs and personal relationships and will develop skills in making informed decisions, refusal tactics and leadership. Bronze e-Lifesaving teaches students survival skills, rescue techniques and basic emergency and first aid care for managing situations where their own or others’ wellbeing and safety may be at risk.

The program can be easily implemented in the classroom and has strong links to learning outcomes in the new Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education.

Bronze e-Lifesaving has two units available to complete; Unit 1 and Unit 2. Unit 1 has been designed to suit Year 7 and 8 students, whereas Unit 2 is aimed for Years 9 and 10.

The program is FREE to Australian secondary school students.


Each module follows a similar structure to provide interactive and meaningful content to engage the learner and aid the teacher to take a facilitator role. Some of the key components include:

  • Video narratives and scenarios
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Flip tiles
  • Slideshows
  • Drag and drop, polls and ranking
  • Quizzes and questions
  • Reflective and problem solving tasks

There are three modules to work through:

Module 1: Hazards and Personal Safety

The main objectives of the module are to:

  • Increase awareness of hazards in aquatic environments.
  • Examine how poor decisions can affect personal safety.
  • Develop an understanding of personal survival skills.

Module 2: Risk and Peer Influences

The main objectives of the module are to:

  • Examine how behaviours and actions may be influenced by peers and strategies to say ‘no’.
  • Enhance knowledge and understanding of the risks involved with being in or around water.
  • Evaluate behaviours that may influence personal water safety, as well as that of others.

Module 3: Responding to Emergencies

The main objectives of the module are to:

  • Develop competence in recognising and assessing an emergency in order to respond appropriately and not put themselves or others at risk.
  • Gain the ability to make informed judgements to form a plan of action.
  • Increase knowledge and skills in rescue and first aid principles and techniques.

Give your students the knowledge and skills to save lives.