How do I complete my proficiency?

The proficiency procedure for 2020/21 will consist of an online assessment and a practical assessment

Step 1 – Online Assessment

All members MUST complete the online skills assessment prior to presenting for the practical assessment. Any member who presents for the practical assessment without being able to show proof of completion will unfortunately be turned away. We do not have the ability to assess the skills covered in the online theory course at the beach.

To access the online assessment log on to the SLSA Members Portal and follow these instructions to complete the assessment.

Once completed, the certificate of completion will be emailed to you, or you can access it by clicking on the ‘Certifications’ button for that course.

You must print the certificate and bring it with you, or save it to your phone, or show your training record to the assessor to be permitted to undertake the practical Assessment.

Step 2 – Practical Assessment

The Practical Assessment is limited to the ‘run-swim-run’ and a simulated rescue. All other areas of the skills assessment or completed in the online course.

When can I undertake my practical assessment?

Patrolling members must do the practical assessment on their patrol during October/November on the dates below if on patrol that day.

Non-Patrolling Members, and members who were not at their patrol on the day that patrol was assessed may do the practical assessment on the dates below but cannot attend the patrol only dates.

SRC/BMAll26/09/202011:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMPatrol Only18/10/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMPatrol Only19/10/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMPatrol Only24/10/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMPatrol Only25/20/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
IRBAll25/10/20209:00amChris Barber
SRC/BMAll25/10/202010:00amBrian Dalgarno
ARTAll25/10/202011:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMPatrol Only31/10/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMPatrol Only1/11/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMPatrol Only7/11/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMAll13/11/20205:00pmBrian Dalgarno
IRBAll22/11/20208:00amChris Barber
SRC/BMAll22/11/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
ARTAll22/11/202010:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BM/IRBAll4/12/20205:00pmBrian Dalgarno
IRBAll6/12/20208:00amChris Barber
SRC/BMAll6/12/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMAll13/12/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
ARTAll13/12/202010:00amBrian Dalgarno
SRC/BMAll20/12/20209:00amBrian Dalgarno
ARTAll20/12/202010:00amBrian Dalgarno
2020-21 Proficiency Dates

Why do I need to do a proficiency?

All active lifesavers are required to complete a proficiency test to prove competency in the lifesaving award/s they hold and wish to remain current in. Proficiency tests 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

A member’s proficiency is valid until the 31st December each year. Any member who is NOT proficient by the 31st December, or has NOT completed appropriate awards shall NOT be allowed to:

  • Perform patrols
  • Operate rescue craft or
  • Compete in surf life saving competitions

Member can check there proficiency status online by logging on to the SLSA Members Area.

Please note you must be financial for the 2020/2021 season before you do your proficiency otherwise your proficiency cannot be processed.