Skills maintenance checks are necessary to:
- ensure ongoing competency of members in their area of training and activities
- maintain the standards of knowledge and expertise of surf life savers
- satisfy legal and statutory requirements
- reinforce and maintain our service commitment to the bathing and beach-going community
All training resources are available in the SLS Members Area Library for members to view and refresh their knowledge.
A member’s proficiency is valid until the 31 December each year (any reference to this date should read 31 July in Northern Australia approved clubs) unless stated otherwise in SurfGuard or via Circular (e.g., Provide First Aid has a three-year proficiency requirement).
Any member who is not proficient by the 31 December, or has not completed appropriate awards shall not be allowed to:
- perform patrols
- operate rescue craft or
- compete in surf life saving competitions
until such time as they have met the proficiency requirements as determined for that season.
Skills maintenance checks may be conducted after 31 December under the requirements/approval of the local State/Branch. Any member completing their proficiency after 31 December each season shall be eligible to patrol but shall not be permitted to participate in any SLSA Championship competition until 1 July later in that year. (see SLSA Policy 5.04 for further details on competitor proficiency/patrol requirements).
When a skills maintenance check is successfully completed (or a member gains a relevant award after 30 June, in a particular year) the proficiency or qualification is current until 31 December in the following season.
Get involved today
Woodside Nippers is a surf awareness program that is offered for children from the ages of 5-13. Join today!
Find out how you can become a patrolling member at the Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club today.
YSLSC youth programs provide a safe and enjoyable environment that promotes the Australian way of life.
The City's Sandcruiser wheelchair is available for loan by members of the public at Yanchep Beach.
Surf Sports are a fabulous way to compete against other local, state and national clubs. Join Yanchep SLSC today!