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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 and all staff and volunteers are required to attend every three years.

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

Upcoming Sessions:


  • Wed 11th, 6:30-9:30pm at SU
  • Sat 14th, 9am-12pm at Como Baptist Church
  • Sat 21st, 9am-12pm at SU


  • Mon 7th, 6:30-9:30pm at SU
  • Tues 8th, 6:30-9:30pm at EDAC (West Swan)
  • Wed 23rd, 6:30-9:30pm at SU
  • Tues 29th, 6:30-9:30pm at SU

Cost: $5 donation


LEAD Camps

LEAD Camps are part of our Christian leadership development here at SU WA, and are open to all 17-35 year-olds wanting to grow, be challenged and inspired in ministry – either in an SU or local church context.

Who: 17-35 year-olds wanting to develop and grow as Christian leaders
Cost: TBA (Church sponsorship options available)
Where: TBA
Transport: Options for transport may be offered by SU at $5 cost each way - campers will be updated with options over the coming weeks.
Team Leaders:

More information here.


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.

Please note that Bronze Full Course and Requal training will be delivered on separate days unless we have additional trainers. Be sure to select the correct date for the required training.

SUWA have limited trainers and sessions will be closed once capacity (10 people per session) has been reached. If you cannot attend the sessions delivered by SU WA we advise you to visit Royal Life Saving WA's website to view their upcoming training for Bronze Medallion:
If you have questions regarding Bronze or Surf Upgrade training please contact our office on 9371 9100.

Upcoming sessions:

  • Saturday 31st October - Bronze (Full Course) - 9am-5pm @ Swan Active (Gray Dve, Midvale) (FULL)
  • Saturday 7th November - Surf Upgrade, (Trigg Beach - South) 8:30am-11:30am AND Bronze (REQUAL) - 12:30pm-5:30pm (PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO NINGALOO LEAVERS AND YOUNG ADULTS NINGALOO LEADERS)
  • Saturday 7th November - Bronze (Full Course) Bayswater Waves 9am -5pm (PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO NINGALOO LEAVERS AND YOUNG ADULTS NINGALOO LEADERS)
  • Saturday 14th November - Surf Upgrade, 8:30am -11:30am @ Trigg Beach South  (PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO NINGALOO LEAVERS AND YOUNG ADULTS NINGALOO LEADERS)
  • Saturday 12th December - Bronze (Full Course), 9am-5pm @ Bayswater Waves
  • Saturday 19th December - Bronze (REQUAL) 12:30pm-5:30pm @ Bayswater Waves
  • Saturday 19th December - Surf Upgrade, 8:30am -11:30am @ Trigg Beach South

How to Lead a Small Group 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.



Worldview Australia Leadership Camp

Build a well founded faith with real-world influence. Be treated like an adult and explore servant leadership, apologetics/evangelism, and comparative worldviews in an environment that encourages questions, thoughtfulness and good humour.
"I have been on 50 Camps in my 17 years of life, and this has to be one of the best.
​It taught me how to properly read and understand the Bible, and gave me the tools and experience to share what I have learnt with others."   ​-
Pippa (17yrs)

Yrs 9-12 (High School)

Cost: $600 ($560 before Nov 1st) or $460 with a HCC
When: Sun 17th Jan - Fri 22nd Jan 2021
Where: Camp Wattle Grove, Perth WA
More information here.
Sponsorship options are available, please contact us for more information.

Hope Group Training

Training session by Sally Howe, SU Discipleship Catalyst. 

Our friends at the Together Network in Hobart have come up with a simple, powerful format to share life and the hope of Jesus with our friends.

  • Learn how to plan for and start a Hope Group
  • Be supported through the process of praying for others to share with
  • Pick up effective discipleship tools to use with existing groups
Any queries contact Sally:

Choice of two session: Tuesday November 3rd, 7.30pm-9pm OR Wednesday 11th November, 7.30pm-9pm
Where: On Zoom (Online)
Cost: Free

Everyday Discipleship for Ordinary People

Training session by James Duff, City to City and Sally Howe, SU Discipleship Catalyst.

Learn what SU and City to City are offering to support churches who have a vision to make disciples who make disciples.

  • A practical framework for missional ministry
  • A simple method for connecting with people around the Bible
  • Gospel-sharing tools anyone can pick up

This training will help equip and empower your leaders.

Saturday October the 24th, 9am-12pm
Coolbellup Baptist Church, 21 Doherty Rd, Coolbellup WA
Cost: Free


First Aid

Royal Life Saving WA provides Provide First Aid training for $109 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).


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.


Water Activities Training Day

Learn or refresh all the skills needed to safely run water-based activities on SU programs. SUPing, snorkelling, kayaking and rafting.

When: 8 am - 3:30 pm, Sunday 8th November 2020

Where: Point Peron (exact details TBC)

Cost: $20

Registrations close 12 pm 6th November.


Summer Missions Training Day

Date: Saturday 14th November 2020
Time: Lunch 12pm, Training & Workshops 1pm - 4pm
Where: Mt Pleasant Uniting Church, cnr Coomora and Reynolds Roads, Mt Pleasant
Speaker: James Duff
Cost: $15


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