Education and Training News

Skills Maintenance

Well done to all who have so far completed their Skills Maintenance for the season – much appreciated.

If you do not wish to maintain your Awards by completing your annual Skills maintenance, please advise Rodger Whiteman urgently.

Bronze Medallion and Surf Rescue Certificate

Failure to complete your Skills Maintenance by 31 December means that you cannot continue to Patrol nor compete in carnivals. Dispensation from this requirement involves a lengthy application to and approval by SLSNSW!!

Skills Maintenance involves three elements – have you done them all?

  • Online Theory Modules – do these now via SLSA Members Portal
  • Dry Practical
    • Signals, Radio – see a PC to do these whilst on Patrol
    • Resus – arrange with a Trainer
  • Wet Practical
    • Run/Swim/Run – do it on any Sunday as part of the Club Swim at 11am
    • Run/Swim/Run, Rescue – see a PC to do these whilst on Patrol

If you are a Bronze Medallion holder who completed your Bronze award prior to 2019-20 season you need to do an online Spinal Management Update module – click here to undertake this – followed by Wet practical (PCs can’t assess this, arrange with a Trainer – see list of Trainers below).

Click here to refresh your memory on how to access online eLearning in the SLSA Members Area portal.

New Award Courses

Upcoming dates for all award courses are listed and regularly updated on the Queensie website.

Intensive SRC, SRC to Bronze and Bronze medallion

Date: Monday 15 – 18 January 2024

Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

Venue: Bilgola Beach SLSC

Register via this link .

A busy few weeks …

It has been a busy few weeks for your training team.

Rodger has been busy leading fellow trainers undertaking Skills Maintenance for Bronze and SRC members – just 69 to go!

Garry has done ARTC proficiencies and Barry has led IRB Driver and Crew proficiencies.

Congratulations to Kerry for 1 SRC to BM successfully gaining their Bronze Medallion, to Graham, Tiff and Maddie for 14 new Bronzies and Sam and Matt for 27 new SRCs – congrats all!!

A new IRB Crew training course began on Sunday 3 December with John O’Toole.

Some of the new Bronzies after passing their Assessments. Congratulations!

Want to be a Trainer?

There are specific requirements for members to become a Training Officer as they must first gain the
relevant industry qualification through State. Anyone interested in becoming a Trainer can find the
most current details on the SLSNSW website. Members then interested in completing the Training
Officer Certificate course should complete the Training Officer Expression of Interest form online so
that Branch know to advise them when a course opens for applications (usually once a quarter).

Queensie Website and Education Pages

Make the Education and Training pages your first port of call for new award Training dates and detailed information on education pathways outlining the purpose, outcomes, pre-requisites and other requirements of courses/awards.

Your training team leaders – Graham Lugsdin (Admin) and Rodger Whiteman (Skills Maintenance) and team: Barry Antella, Garry Fox, Gavin May, Sam Cleary, Matt Gee, Maddie Perkins, Leishea Grant, Jayson Elkins, John O’Toole, Kerry Seipelt, Scott Walker, Tiffany Hutcheson, Terry Boardman and Dave Torevell.

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