Proficiencies for the 2023/2024 Season
Surf lifesaving clubs are responsible for ensuring that their members maintain their skills to the minimum standard set by Surf Life Saving Australia. The guiding principle for skills maintenance is that surf lifesaving clubs must be able to meet their service level agreements with confidence in the lifesaving skills and abilities of their active patrolling members.
Each year there is a theory component including industry updates that have occurred within the previous 12 months. Pre-season updates are available by viewing the 2023/2024 Pre Season Information Pack.
Members are encouraged to complete the theory component online, and this is available in the eLearning platform of the Members Area Account:
- Log into members area account – https://members.sls.com.au
- Select ‘eLearning’ from menu
- Click ‘Login to eLearning’
- Click ‘Training Library’
- Click on the ‘SLS Skills Maintenance’ tile,
- Click to enrol into the course
- If you do not complete the entire course in one sitting, click on ‘My Training’ to resume
The wet proficiency for Bronze and SRC (run-swim-run, board or tube rescue and scenarios) will be completed on patrol, as well as IRB and ART updates. Patrol Captains will advise their teams when wet proficiency sessions will take place.
The support document – ‘Skills Maintenance Information Booklet V2 updated 29/06/2023‘ should be read in conjunction with the annual SLS skills maintenance circular containing information relevant to annual updates.