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Note: training courses may be cancelled last-minute due to extenuating factors. Register to ensure you are kept up-to-date of any changes


Essential orientation for all SU WA Volunteers. From the 1st of February 2019, all SU staff and volunteers will be required to complete Orientation Training every three years.

Usually run at the SU WA Office (unless otherwise specified) – 7 Irvine Street, Bayswater

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Wed 4th September, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Sat 21st September, 9am-12pm
  • Wed 25th September, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Wed 13th November, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Sat 16th November, 9am-12pm @ Coolbellup Baptist Church
    (part of the Summer Mission Training Day)
  • Sat 30th November, 9am-12pm
  • Tue 3rd December, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Mon 9th December, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Tue 10th December, 6:30-9:30pm @ EDAC
  • Fri 27th December, 6:30-9:30pm @ North of the River (Location TBC)
  • Thu 2nd January, 6:30-9:30pm

Cost: $5 donation


Bronze Medallion

We provide Bronze Medallion, Bronze Requal and SU Surf Upgrade training throughout the year.

Note: the Surf Upgrade is only recognised by SU WA and is a necessary qualification when running open water activities on Scripture Union programs. Only SU Volunteers with a current Bronze Medallion can complete the Surf Upgrade.

Upcoming courses:

  • Sat 31st August: Full & Requal
  • Sat 26th October: Full & Requal
  • Sat 2nd November: Requal & Surf
  • Sat 7th December: Full & Requal
  • Sat 14th December: Full & Requal


Full || $50 ($90 for non-SU)
Requal || $50 ($90 for non-SU)
Requal + Surf Upgrade || $50
Surf Upgrade only || $25


“Don’t Panic” Small Group Facilitation Training

SU WA’s relational approach leads us to use small groups in many different ministry contexts. We encourage others to use this powerful transformational tool and offer training and a handbook that gives people the information and skills needed to lead small groups effectively.

Register your interest and we will get in touch with you when the next session is scheduled



A well-founded faith with real-world influence

BOOST is an opportunity for High School students to encourage each other to develop their faith in God and receive great training and teaching.

Boost Year 2:

For those who completed Boost Year 1 in 2018
Third session: 'Ready, Set, Go' 2nd Nov 2019

Boost Core Stuff:

Introduction to the Boost Discipleship series - pre-requisite for Year 1 Boost in 2020.

Date: Sat 24th August 2019
Time: 1pm - 6pm

Cost: $20 each ($10 per additional sibling)


Helpful Links:

Boost Flyer
Boost website
Boost Facebook Page


Mental Health First Aid

A Mental Health First Aid qualification gives you the skills and understanding you'll need to help a person who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Like physical first aid, mental health first aid is given until the person receives professional help or until the crisis resolves. Mental health is something that frequently comes up on our programs and camps. We would love to see volunteers equipped to support children, young people and families who struggle with mental illness and its effects, and we have managed to get a sympathetic, qualified trainer to run the course for SU volunteers at a discounted price. This course is for SU volunteers/members only.

Dates: Saturday 19th and 26th October (2-day course)
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Where: SU (7 Irvine St, Bayswater)
Cost: $180
Trainer: Ruth Warwick (qualified trainer)

Lunch, snacks and all materials provided.
Registrations close October 3rd.
Course will be cancelled if we don't have enough registrations.


First Aid

Royal Life Saving WA provides Provide First Aid training for $99 per person- we outsource this as it's more cost effective. You can find out more info and sign up here- this is the qualification we require of First Aiders on SU programs.

You can also register for a CPR requal here or a full Provide CPR course here if you would like (remembering that this isn't a required SU qualification).


Water Activities Training Day

When: 9am-5pm, Saturday 9th November 2019
Where: Bent Street Boat Ramp, Safety Bay
$15, includes lunch and snacks


Summer Missions Training Day

Date: Saturday 16th November 2019
Where: Coolbellup Baptist Church
More information here


MAD (Make A Difference) Workshop

We believe there is a need for Christian students to explore more deeply why followers of Jesus love and serve others. We want to build their understanding of what effective aid and development work looks like and increase their engagement in local and global mission.

Contact to find out more


White Water Basic Training & Rescue Weekend

When: 9am-5pm Saturday 14th and 1-5pm Sunday 15th September 2019
Where: EDAC (58 Coast Rd, West Swan) and Bells Rapids, Brigadoon
What: Basic kayaking and rescue skills, essential for the core paddling team on Canoemup but others welcome also
$15, includes lunch day 1, and snacks both days


Journey Program

What youth ministry leaders need most isn’t simply more easy answers to problems, more conferences and more impersonal training, but a relationship through which the youth ministry leader can be held accountable, be encouraged, and be helped to put their learnings into practice. The SU Journey program seeks to provide that relationship.

Who:  Those who are responsible for a Youth Ministry (although we may accept some Youth Leaders)
When:  Feb – Dec 2019, at the convenience of the mentor and the Youth Ministry Leader

More information here.