Clubs & Members

Skills Maintenance

Surf Life Saving members need to ensure their skills and awards are up to date to enable them to both patrol and compete in surf sports events.

2013/14 Skills Maintenance Checks

  •  “1.1 Members who are not proficient as at December 31st are not permitted to patrol, or compete in any SLSA competition, until they have obtained the required proficiency.”
  • If a member remains non-proficient in any award for a period of 3 continuous years or more, then they are required to either sit an in-depth proficiency, a full assessment, or be retrained in order to be considered proficient in the award.
  • Remember: If a member has already completed a skills maintenance that required Resuscitation to be assessed i.e. Bronze Medallion, they are considered to be proficient in that section of this award
  • For the rescue component of the SRC, Bronze and Gold the member may choose the rescue equipment and should use swim fins during the tube rescue

Requirements for each award are listed in the attachments below.

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