The new training resources have been completely redesigned based on feedback from course participants, trainers and assessors from around Australia. Notable changes to the suite of SRC and BM resources include:

Blended Learning

  • Documents have a new design and format, and many are reduced in size.
  • The online BM course has four new online learning modules are available that blend with the new BM session plans. The first three are also found within the online SRC course.
  • The theory assessment can now be done online to reduce paperwork.

Session Plans

  • New course guides contain 'best practice' and flexible session plans as well as activities and scenarios for trainers to refer to during training. They also include key messages for trainers to reinforce with course participants. There is one course guide containing session plans for each for each new course delivery format (evening and weekend; intensive; and SRC-BM transition).
  • Learner guides are now the key resource for learners to guide them through a course and take notes. They now also include reflection questions and refer members to content to complete their self-paced learning
  • The PowerPoint has been greatly reduced in size as it now aligns with the session plans in the course guides.

Refer to the SRC and BM Delivery and Assessment Guide in the SLS Members Area Document Library for more information.


Trainers may choose to create their own SLS contextualised activities and scenarios that achieve the same learning outcomes as those within the SRC and BM course guide session plans. 

SLSNSW recommends using the same scenario formats used within the SRC and BM course guides when creating your own scenarios. A scenario bank item template is available in SLS Members Area Document Library. 


Trainers are encouraged to refer to the new course guides during their training sessions and some may choose to display the PSAR35 manual on a share screen instead of using the PowerPoint (PPT). 

The PPT is one of several training tools that are referred to less frequently and reduced in size as part of the new blended learning strategy. The reduced number of PPT presentations during the face to face training sessions allows more time for participating in activities and scenarios which support a more fun and interactive learning (and training) experience. Many of the images in the PPT are also available in the participant’s Learner Guide.

Watch this space and the SLS Members Area Document Library. 

Chief Training Officers (CTOs) need to assign online training to participants before raising an assessment request for them. This is so that participants can access the SLS eLearning modules.

If you see an eLearning pre-requisite error message, ask your CTO to be removed from the assessment request (aka. Form 14) so that you may first access the online learning component of the course.