Role Description

Click here to view a role description that your club may customise to meet local training and education requirements.

Please note that your role may have a different role title at your local SLSC.

Timeline of Priorities

Download the Timeline of Priorities for a list of considerations for each calendar month that includes some of the key tasks we see as crucial for the smooth running of your club. You can add or subtract from this timeline as necessary.

Below is a high-level summary of what tasks you need to perform.

During patrol season (September – April)

Off-Patrol Season (May – August)

Administer course enrolments and assessments in SurfGuard.

Administer course enrolments and assessments in SurfGuard.

Collate and submit course paperwork to your local branch.

Attend and lead education team pre-season meetings.

Coordinate skills maintenance.

Participate in professional development.

Ensure SLSNSW Education SOPs are followed.

Monitor club financials.

Monitor club financials.

Review and schedule training year.

Submit course feedback to branch.

Submit course feedback to branch.

Support your Trainers, Assessors, Facilitators (TAFs) and Endorsed Delegates.

Succession plan and submit feedback to branch.

 

Support your TAFs with re-endorsement and say thank you to all education team members.

The below table summarises the key people that can assist you at every level of the SLS organisation.

These key people may be current or previous holders of the role as noted in SLS annual reports.

Club Level

Club Board Members

Club Board members are available to assist with advice and support. 

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details. 

Club Life Members

Life Members have a wealth of information to assist you to make informed decisions. 

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details. 

Club Management Team Members

Work with your existing Club Management Team members. They can answer enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information. 

For example, the Club President, Club Director of Lifesaving, Surf Sports Officer, Junior Activities Chair, Administrator.

Your club administrator may be available to help you administer course enrolments and assessments in SurfGuard.

Your club Director of Lifesaving may assist you to identify training gaps for patrol teams to help determine what courses need to be scheduled.

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details. 

Other Chief Training Officers in Your Region

You can also reach out to local club Chief Training Officers to share some key learnings.

Refer to the SLSNSW Club Directory for club contact details.

Branch Level

Branch Director of Education

They can answer enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information.

They can also provide guidance and advice on assessment paperwork, RTO compliance and TAF re-endorsement requirements.

Refer to the SLSNSW Branch Directory for branch contact details.

SLSNSW

SLSNSW Director of Education

They collate feedback from education positions at branch and club levels to lead and champion change within NSW. They represent SLSNSW branches and clubs at a national level and assist with education matters within NSW.

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSNSW Member Training and Education Manager

They collate feedback from education positions at lower organisational levels and monitor changing industry requirements to lead organisational change at a state level, e.g., policy and procedure changes.

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSNSW Training and Education Team

They can answer education and training related enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information. 

Contact details are available on the SLSNSW website.

SLSA

SLSA IT Helpdesk

The SLSA IT Helpdesk is available to support you with using SLS applications and systems, such as SurfGuard and the SLS eLearning Platform.

Log a support ticket or provide feedback at: http://support.sls.com.au

There are several different platforms you need to be familiar with in your role at your Surf Life Saving Club.

Click the links below to note the key ones to be aware of and what they are used for.

Social Media Platforms

SLS Platforms

SLSNSW CTOs also have the Chief Training Officer Facebook Group to network, communicate and collaborate with other CTOs from across NSW.

The SLSNSW Brand Centre can help you create customisable recruitment, promotion and education resources. Professionally designed resources can be customised with club logos, images and contact details which can be downloaded, printed at home or printed professionally.

The SLSNSW Education SOPs and the SLSNSW Club Guide are the key documents that you need to familiarise yourself with as they can assist you with completing some of the day to day tasks in your role.

SLSNSW has created a dynamic list of resources that are useful for club management team members to be aware of. The list is in an excel sheet with tabs organised into document categories and contains links to the resources it references such as:

  • Circulars
  • Memorandums
  • Bulletins
  • Guides
  • Publications
  • Toolkits and information packs
  • Templates
  • Forms and checklists
  • Online Training
  • External organisation resources

Note: This list is reviewed annually by SLSNSW so be sure to note the date is was last updated.

Download list of useful resources