How do I complete my proficiency?

The proficiency procedure for 2022/23 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 Wet Practical Assessment will consist of ‘run-swim-run’, Board and Tube rescue, Spinal Board rescue (as a group), all Signal (Beach to Water and Water to Beach) and Radios (pre-operation check, channels and four P’s).

The Dry Practical Assessment is demonstration (DRSABCD) on a manikin including demonstration of resus breathes (into manikin as per pre-Covid) for two minutes. This year’s Assessment also includes DRSAB on live victim in lateral position and Team CPR (DRSABCD).

When can I undertake my practical assessment?

Patrolling members must do the practical assessment on their patrol during November and early December 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/BM Patrol
SRC/BMPatrol 612/11/2022Saturday11:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol 313/11/2022Sunday11:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol 2 & 1119/11/2022Saturday11:00am and
David Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol 4 & 520/11/2022Sunday11:00am and
David Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol 1 & 1026/11/2022Saturday11:00am and
David Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol 7 & 1227/11/2022Sunday11:00am and
David Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol 8 & 94/12/2022Sunday11:00am and
David Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMAll19/11/2022Saturday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMAll20/11/2022Sunday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMAll3/12/2022Saturday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMAll4/12/2022Sunday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
IRBAll4/11/2022Friday5:00pmChris Barber
IRBAll12/11/2022Saturday10:00amChris Barber
IRBAll2/12/2022Friday5:00pmChris Barber
ARTAll13/11/2022Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
ARTAll20/11/2022Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
ARTAll4/12/2022Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
ARTAll17/12/2022Saturday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
All13/11/2022Sunday11:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
All20/11/2022Sunday11:00amDavid Dalla-Camina

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 2022/2023 season before you do your proficiency otherwise your proficiency cannot be processed.