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Skills maintenance (proficiency)
2023/2024 Season

Skills maintenance sessions are now finished. Please contact the office if you have any questions or would like to apply for a late proficiency in the new year.

Annual 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.

If you would like to complete skills maintenance:

  • You will need to be financial prior to attending skills maintenance (renew via members area)

  • Please ensure your Blue Card is current (if 18 years or older).

  • If relevant, please check your licences (marine, car, etc.) are current and up to date in your members area.

  • Skipped a year? No worries! If you weren't proficient last season, please organise a timed pool swim relevant to your award on this form. ​

Online theory and assessment

If you hold the SRC or Bronze you will need to complete the SLSA online skills maintenance theory and assessment. You can access this via eLearning in the members area. Once completed this will automatically be noted in the system, so no need to print a certificate.



Skills Maintenance Dates @ Alex SLSC

The following dates have been set. Members are welcome to attend any session that suits. 

Enrol into your preferred session via the Members Area. Here's a cheat sheet to guide you.

  1. General: Sunday 20th August (all awards) sign on from 730 starts at 8am

  2. Steve Davie’s Boaties: Saturday 26th August (all awards) sign on from 730 starts at 8am
  3. Jack Hansen’s athletes (junior & senior competitors only): Wednesday 30th August in place of training (Bronze/SRC/ART only. Will need to attend an all awards session to complete IRB)

  4. General: Saturday 2nd September (all awards) sign on from 730 starts at 8am
  5. General: Sunday 3rd September (all awards) sign on from 730 starts at 8am

  6. Weekday morning session: Wednesday 6th September (all awards) sign on 830 starts at 9am

  7. General: Sunday 10th September (all awards) sign on from 730am starts at 8am

  8. Buhky’s Clubbies Fitness: Split over two mornings (instead of training): Tues 12th & Thurs 14th September (Bronze/SRC/ART only. Will need to attend an all awards session to complete IRB) starts at 530am

  9. March Past team (resuscitation only): Thursday 14th September (evening with Sue)

  10. General: Saturday 16th September (all awards) sign on from 730 starts at 8am

What do you need to do?

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Important season updates:


Public Safety and Aquatic Rescue Manual (PSAR):

  • The PSAR is no longer on the App and is now free for members to access via the Members Area > eLearning > Document Library. 


INHALO guide (for ART award holders):

What to bring on the day

  • A high visibility rash top AND club cap (can purchase from the surf club office if needed).​

  • Towel, goggles (if you wear them), sunscreen, water bottle, hat, jacket, etc.

  • Dry clothes. If doing resuscitation these should be suitable for kneeling, bending, and lying on the floor (we will provide all PPE).


  • Driver’s licence if you hold the Qld SSV award or IRB Drivers.

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