MEMBER EDUCATION PATHWAYS

As a volunteer workplace, all members of an SLSC must be professionally trained, qualified, and prepared to perform the duties that their volunteer role requires of them.

This page provides an overview of all the Member Training and Education course options available for financial members to patrol within one or more various roles that make up a patrol team.

 

EMERGENCY CARE

Emergency Care awards enable patrolling members to perform in first responder roles on patrol such as a First Aid Officer and Advanced Resuscitation Operator.

The SLSA Resuscitation award enables members to acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation unit of competency that has a 12 month validity.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 14 years

Course duration is approximately 4 Hours (Half a day).

Note: This course has a requirement that the participants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 minutes of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor as part of the assessment.

If you already have a current HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate yet it is not on your SurfGuard records, click the link below to add this course entry requirement to your awards list.

SLSNSW Members Credit Transfer Request Form

The SLS First Aid course enables patrolling members to develop the skill and knowledge required to effectively manage emergency first aid situations and deliver emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support. The course includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as a component. Proficiency in this award is renewed every 3 years by participating in a SLS First Aid course.

This award includes the same knowledge and skills as the SLS Resuscitation award and the Emergency Care module of the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion. It is also a prerequisite award for other SLS awards, SLSNSW Support Operations roles and a requirement to become a Lifeguard.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation unit of competency (UoC) that has a 12 month validity plus HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support and HLTAID011 Provide First Aid UoC that has a 3 year validity.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 14 years

Course duration is approximately 8 Hours (1 Full day).

Note: This course has a requirement that the participants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 minutes of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor as part of the assessment.

If you already have a current HLTAID011 Provide first aid certificate yet it is not on your SurfGuard records, click the link below to add this course entry requirement to your awards list.

SLSNSW Members Credit Transfer Request Form

The SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques course enables patrolling members to develop the skill and knowledge required to effectively use specialised equipment during an emergency to deliver advanced resuscitation until the arrival of professional medical support. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

This award builds upon the SLS First Aid award and is a prerequisite award for other SLS awards and SLSNSW Support Operations roles.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised HLTAID015 Provide Advanced Resuscitation unit of competency that has a 12 month validity.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 15 years
  • A current HLTAID011 unit of competency (1 day First Aid course)

Course duration is approximately 8 Hours (1 Full day).

Note: This course has a requirement that the participants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 min of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor as part of the assessment.

If you already have a current HLTAID011 Provide first aid certificate yet it is not on your SurfGuard records, click the link below to add this course entry requirement to your awards list.

SLSNSW Members Credit Transfer Request Form

AQUATIC RESCUE

Aquatic Rescue awards enable patrolling members to perform in lifesaving roles such as water safety personnel, lifesaver and advanced lifesaver.

The SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) provides members with skills and knowledge related to workplace safety, radio operations, surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations and resuscitation in order for them to participate in lifesaving operations as a Lifesaving Cadet and/or act in the role of Water Safety Personnel. It is step along the pathway to become a fully qualified lifesaver.Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  1. PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
  2. PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  3. PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  4. HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (12 month validity)

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 13 years
  • Complete an unaided swim of 200 m in 5 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to participating in any aquatic training.

Course duration is a minimum of 4 full days*. This may be completed during 2-3 hour sessions over several evenings and weekends or through a series of full day sessions.

Note: This course has a requirement that the participants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 min of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor as part of the assessment.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSC Chief Training Officer for more information.

The SLSA Bronze Medallion provides members with skills and knowledge related to workplace safety, radio operations, surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations, resuscitation, emergency care, communication, teamwork, spinal management and patrol operations.

The BM allows members to participate in lifesaving operations as an entry-level Lifesaver and/or act in the role of Water Safety Personnel. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

This award includes and builds upon the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate, and it is the prerequisite award for many other SLS awards and competitive Surf Sports events.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised PUA20119 Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) that includes the following units of competency:

  1. PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
  2. PUASAR012 Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills
  3. PUASAR013 Participate in an aquatic rescue operation
  4. HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support (36 month validity)
  5. PUACOM001 Communicate in the workplace
  6. PUATEA001 Work in a team
  7. PUATEA004 Work effectively in a public safety organisation
  8. PUAWHS001 Follow defined work health & safety policies & procedures

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 15 years
  • Complete an unaided swim of 400 m in 9 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to participating in any aquatic training.

Course duration is a minimum of 6 full days*. This may be completed during 2-3 hour sessions over several evenings and weekends or through a series of full day sessions.

Note: This course has a requirement that the participants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of 2 min of CPR on a manikin placed on the floor as part of the assessment.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSC Chief Training Officer for more information.

The SLSA Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue provides members with skills and knowledge to participate in search and rescue operations during a search and rescue (SAR) incident. This includes knowledge and skills related to the different stages of a SAR incidents, the Australasian Inter-agency Incident Management System (AIIMS), SMEAC plans, creating search areas, police-handover, advanced water-entry techniques and some night operations awareness training.

This award builds upon the SLSA Surf Bronze Medallion, and it is the prerequisite award for many other SLS awards and SLSNSW Support Operations roles. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 16 years
  • Complete an unaided swim of 400 m in 8 minutes or less (goggles and masks permitted) in a swimming pool of not less than 25 m, or over a measured open water course which will be observed prior to participating in any aquatic training.

Course duration is a minimum of 2 full days*. This may be completed during two 3-hour sessions and a full day session or through a series of two full day sessions.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSC Chief Training Officer for more information.

The SLSA Gold Medallion provides members with a benchmark of fitness and endurance that meets the minimum requirements for work with the Australian Lifeguard Service in NSW.

This benchmark includes:

  1. Swim 800 m in under 14 minutes in an open-water course not more than 400 m in length or a swimming pool of no less than 25 m in length, unaided and in freestyle.
  2. Complete a mission test of a 400 m swim, 800 m run, 400 m board paddle, 800 m run in under 25 minutes.
  3. Complete a tube rescue of an unconscious patient 100 m out at sea
  4. Complete a board rescue of a novice swimmer 200 m out at sea.
  5. Perform a complex patient rescue, including selecting equipment, returning victim to shore and treating victim appropriately, completing post operational requirements.

Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 17 years
  • Proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion
  • Proficient SLS First Aid award
  • Proficient Advanced Resuscitation Techniques certificate
  • Proficient Silver Medallion Beach Management or Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

Course duration is a minimum of 1 full day* to complete the fitness benchmarks.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSC Chief Training Officer for more information.

POWERCRAFT

Powercraft awards enable patrolling members to perform in roles such as IRB Crewperson, IRB Driver, RWC Operator and UAV Pilot to assist with lifesaving, water safety and search and rescue operations.

The SLSA Inflatable Rescue Boat Crewperson (IRBC) award provides members with skills and knowledge to effectively crew an inflatable rescue boat (IRB) in rescue operations as well as part of a water safety team as an IRB Crewperson. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

This award builds upon the SLSA Bronze Medallion, and it is the prerequisite award for many other SLS awards and competitive Surf Sports events.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised PUASAR015 Crew as small power craft in a rescue operation unit of competency.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 15 years
  • Proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion

Course duration is a minimum of 17 hours*. This is made up of 1-4+ hour sessions covering 7 topics that include several different IRB crewperson techniques.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels and crew an IRB safely in a variety of surf conditions prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSC Chief Training Officer for more information.

The SLSA Silver Medallion Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver (SMIRBD) award provides members with skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage an inflatable rescue boat (IRB) in rescue operations as well as part of a water safety team as an IRB Driver. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

This award builds upon the SLSA Inflatable Rescue Boat Crewperson award, and it is the prerequisite award for some SLSNSW Support Operations roles. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised PUASAR014 Operate and maintain small power craft and motor for rescue operations and PUAEQ001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment units of competency.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum age of 17 years for assessment
  • Minimum age of 16 years to commence training
  • Proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion
  • Proficient in IRB Crewperson

Course duration is a minimum of 16 hours*. This is made up of 1-4+ hour sessions covering 6 topics that includes several different IRB driver techniques.

Note: This course also includes the completion of a pre-course workbook/ theory assessment to ensure that you meet the NSW marine licencing requirements during training. SLSNSW will issue you with a Powercraft License on successful completion of the SMIRBD course. This licence allows you to drive an IRB for Surf Life Saving activities only, and is an exemption agreement between SLSNSW and NSW Maritime.

The SMIRBD course does not require you to own a vehicle with towing capacity to participate in the course.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels plus prepare an IRB and drive it safely in a variety of surf conditions prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSC Chief Training Officer for more information.

The SLSA Rescue Water Craft Operator (RWC Operator) award provides members with skills and knowledge to effectively drive and manage a rescue water craft (RWC) in search and rescue operations as well as part of a water safety team as a RWC Operator. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

This SLSNSW State and Branch delivered award builds upon other SLS awards and is an entry requirement for some SLSNSW Support Operations roles. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year through SLS Skills Maintenance.

SLSNSW Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum age of 18 years for assessment
  • Minimum age of 17 years to commence training
  • Proficient in SLS First Aid / HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • Proficient in SLSA Advanced Resuscitation Techniques / HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation
  • Proficient SLSA Bronze Medallion
  • Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • Proficient in SLSA Silver Medallion IRB Driver
  • Hold the SLSA Silver Medallion Beach management AND SLSNSW Online Supplementary Learning for Patrol Captains awards OR hold the SLSA Silver Medallion Patrol Captain v2022 award.
  • Hold a valid NSW drivers licence with towing capacity (minimum green Ps)

Course duration is a minimum of 15-20 hours*. This is made up of 1-4+ hour sessions covering 5 topics that include several different RWC operator techniques.

Note: This course also includes the completion of a pre-course workbook/theory assessment to ensure that you meet the NSW marine licencing requirements during training. SLSNSW will issue you with a Powercraft License on successful completion of the RWC Operator course. This licence allows you to drive a RWC for Surf Life Saving activities only, and is an exemption agreement between SLSNSW and NSW Maritime.

The RWC Operator course does not require you to own a vehicle with towing capacity to participate in the course.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels plus prepare a RWC and drive it safely in a variety of surf conditions prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and your SLSNSW Branch Director of Education for more information.

Please note that you do not require to own a vehicle with a towing capacity to participate in this course.

The SLSNSW UAV Pilot Operator Induction Program (UAV OPI) provides members with the knowledge and skills to operate 2 different types of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Surf Life Saving use within NSW in the sub 2kg Commercial Excluded Category.

It also provides them with knowledge of shark identification, SLS specific AVCRM workflow and SLSNSW Standard Operating Procedures related to UAVs.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Proficient SLSA Radio Operators Certificate and Resuscitation awards (these awards are included within the SRC and BM)

Course duration is a minimum of 16+ hours*. This is made up of online and offline sessions covering 9 different topics.

Refer to the SLSNSW Become a UAV Pilot webpage for more information, to express your interest in becoming a UAV pilot and to find out about upcoming training in your area.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels. Refer to your SLSNSW Branch Director of Education for more information.

BEACH MANAGEMENT

Beach Management awards enable patrolling members to perform in patrol team leadership and emergency management roles such as vice patrol captain and patrol captain.

The SLS Radio Operators Certificate enables members to develop the skill and knowledge required to effectively operate communication systems and equipment in their local lifesaving environment. Proficiency in this award is renewed every 3 years by participating in a SLS First Aid course.

This award includes the same knowledge and skills as the Radio Operations module of the SLSA Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion. It is also a prerequisite award for other SLS awards in addition to many SLSNSW Support Operations and SLS Surf Sports roles.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the nationally recognised PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment unit of competency.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 13 years

Course duration is approximately 3-4* Hours (Half a day).

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels. Refer to your SLSNSW Branch Director of Education for more information.

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION

Training and education awards enable patrolling members to professionally train or assess nationally recognised Surf Life Saving awards and their aligned units of competency, or the SLSA Junior Development Program in NSW.

The SLS Age Managers award provides members with the skill and knowledge required to effectively deliver the U6 to U12 Junior Awards to Nippers as per the session plans available within the Junior Development Resource Kit. Proficiency in this award is renewed every year.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 15 years

Course duration is approximately 3-4* Hours (Half a day) plus at least two on-the-job training sessions.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels. Refer to your SLSC Junior Activities Chair for more information.

Watch our information video on the SLSNSW Training Officer Certificate here.

The SLSNSW Training Officer Certificate (TOC) provides members with skills and knowledge required to professionally train SLS awards and nationally recognised units of competency using SLSA and SLSNSW resources, as well as follow the SLSNSW Member Training and Education Standard Operating Procedures (aka SLSNSW Education SOPs).

The TOC allows members to train other SLS members in the role of Training Officer for the award they are endorsed by SLSNSW to deliver. Proficiency in this award is renewed each year by completing all items on the TAF Re-Endorsement Checklist which helps trainers follow the SLSNSW Education SOPs.

Upon successful completion, members also qualify for the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  1. TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instructions
  2. BSBCMM411 Make presentations

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 17 years
  • Proficient in the SLS Award you wish to train
  • Meet suitability requirements
  • Commitment to:
    • maintaining your proficiency in the SLS award you wish to train
    • maintaining currency in the latest units of competency and/or qualification you wish to train
    • training at least one SLS award annually
    • participating in professional development activities for SLSNSW trainers

Course duration is a minimum of 6 weeks*. This comprises of a new self-paced online learning module released each week for 4 weeks, 2 virtual training sessions and 2 practical assessment tasks.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and the SLSNSW Training and Education Team for more information.

Assessors participate in training and assessment that provides them with the certified skills and knowledge required to assess SLS awards and nationally recognised units of competency using SLSA and SLSNSW resources.

In line with the latest SLSNSW Assessor and Facilitator Training Strategy, SLSNSW can financially support a pre-determined number of members dedicated to undertake this training with an external Registered Training Organisation.

Upon successful completion of training and assessment, members qualify for the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  1. TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  2. TAEASS402 Assess competence
  3. TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
  4. TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 17 years
  • Proficient in the SLS Award you wish to assess
  • Meet suitability requirements
  • Accept terms and conditions for any subsidised funding opportunities available at the time of course commencement
  • Commitment to:
    • maintaining your proficiency in the SLS award you wish to assess
    • maintaining currency in the latest units of competency and/or qualification you wish to assess
    • assessing at least one SLS award annually
    • participating in professional development activities for SLSNSW assessors.

Course duration varies depending on the delivery format available, which is usually fully self-paced or a blended delivery module.  Most members complete the training over 6-8 days plus self-paced learning within a 3 month period.

Let your SLSNSW Branch Director of Education know you want to be notified when the next course intake takes place.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and the SLSNSW Training and Education Team for more information.

Endorsed assessors support Assessors by acting as industry experts collecting assessment evidence under the SLSNSW Supervisory framework.

In line with the latest SLSNSW Assessor and Facilitator Training Strategy, SLSNSW can financially support a pre-determined number of members dedicated to undertake this training with an external Registered Training Organisation.

Upon successful completion of training and assessment, members qualify for the following nationally recognised units of competency:

  1. TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
  2. TAEASS402 Assess competence
  3. TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 17 years
  • Proficient in the SLS Award you wish to assess
  • Meet suitability requirements
  • Accept terms and conditions for any subsidised funding opportunities available at the time of course commencement
  • Commitment to:
    • maintaining your proficiency in the SLS award you wish to assess
    • maintaining currency in the latest units of competency and/or qualification you wish to assess
    • acting as an industry expert and collecting assessment evidence for at least one SLS award annually
    • participating in professional development activities for SLSNSW endorsed assessors.

Course duration varies depending on the delivery format available, which is usually fully self-paced or a blended delivery module.  Most members complete the training over 3 days plus self-paced learning within a 3 month period.

Let your SLSNSW Branch Director of Education know you want to be notified when the next course intake takes place.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and the SLSNSW Training and Education Team for more information.

Facilitators participate in training and assessment that provides them with the certified skills and knowledge required to both train and assess the same course participants completing SLS awards and nationally recognised units of competency using SLSA and SLSNSW resources.

Members who hold the latest Certificate IV Training and Assessment are also eligible to perform in other SLS roles, such as Delegated Facilitators supporting Endorsed Assessors.

In line with the latest SLSNSW Assessor and Facilitator Training Strategy, SLSNSW can financially support a pre-determined number of members dedicated to undertake this training with an external Registered Training Organisation.

Upon successful completion of training and assessment, members qualify for the equivalent of a TAE40116 Certificate IV Training and Assessment.

Entry Requirements:

  • Financial Member
  • Minimum Age of 17 years
  • Proficient in the SLS Award you wish to train and assess
  • Currently endorsed as a Trainer
  • Currently endorsed as an Assessor
  • Meet suitability requirements
  • Accept terms and conditions for any subsidised funding opportunities available at the time of course commencement
  • Commitment to:
    • maintaining your proficiency in the SLS award you wish to train and assess
    • maintaining currency in the latest units of competency related to the units and/or qualification you wish to train and assess
    • facilitating at least one SLS award annually
    • participating in professional development activities for SLSNSW facilitators.

Course duration varies depending on the delivery format available, which is usually fully self-paced or a blended delivery module.  Most members complete the training over 6-8 days plus self-paced learning within a 3 month period.

Let your SLSNSW Branch Director of Education know you want to be notified when the next course intake takes place.

*Additional training sessions may be required to reach required competency levels prior to assessment. RPL and credit transfer options are available. Refer to the SLSNSW Participant Handbook and the SLSNSW Training and Education Team for more information.

Nationally Recognised Training

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SLS Awards

All SLSA awards for patrol are nationally recognised by other SLS entities throughout Australia.

SLSA’s membership of the international lifesaving federation means that several SLSA awards are also recognised internationally, e.g., the SLSA Bronze Medallion. This recognition helps SLS members in Australia participate in international lifesaving exchange programs and obtain work opportunities in other countries.

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Units of Competency

SLSNSW is a registered training organisation (RTO) approved to deliver nationally recognised training. This RTO status allows for some SLS courses to formally recognise our members’ skills and time spent training through the issue of units of competency (UoCs). These UoCs are also externally recognised by employers across the country, such as emergency service organisations.

Being an RTO also ensures consistent, high-quality member training and assessment across SLSCs and branches in NSW as the course resources and members who deliver them comply with the national RTO standards for Australia’s professional vocational education and training (VET) sector.

Some nationally recognised training courses can be delivered by your SLSC’s member education team. In contrast, some other courses fall within a high-risk category so are delivered only by appropriately qualified members endorsed by SLSNSW, such as Training Officer Certificate courses.

FAQs

Various times throughout the year as per each SLS Clubs individual course calendar.

Some courses are generally held more frequently during the colder months of the year compared to others.

Some courses are held during evenings and weekends while others may be intensively delivered over consecutive days.

SLSNSW recommends surf sport competitors aim to complete a course that finishes at least two months prior to any competitive Surf Sports event they wish to participate in.

Speak with your SLSC regarding the cost of training for the award you are interested in completing.

Contact your SLSC Chief Training Officer to obtain a copy of the course enrolment form.

Speak with your SLSC Chief Training Officer to see what options are available to partner with another SLSC’s education team to complete the training and/or assessment.

No. There are many ways you can volunteer and become a member of a surf lifesaving club.

For example, you can still patrol as a first responder with an award from the Emergency Care Pathway or as an award holder with an award from the beach management pathway.

Refer to the SLSNSW website for more information on volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved with Surf Life Saving in the water, on the sand, and in the club.