How do I complete my proficiency?

The proficiency procedure for 2021/22 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 is limited to the ‘run-swim-run’ and a simulated rescue with board or tube, and Signal for assistance (no patient pick-up).

The Dry Practical Assessment is demonstration (DRSABCD) on a manikin including demonstration of lateral position and demonstration of breathes performed to the side of manikin for two minutes. This year’s Assessment also includes self-administer an arterial Tourniquet to a leg and tighten as per instructions.

When can I undertake my practical assessment?

Patrolling members must do the practical assessment on their patrol during November/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.

IRBAll23/10/2021Saturday8:00amChris Barber
SRC/BMAll24/10/2021Sunday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
ARTAll24/10/2021Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
IRBAll6/11/2021Saturday8:00amChris Barber
SRC/BMAll21/11/2021Sunday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
ARTAll21/11/2021Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol only28/11/2021SundayDuring patrolRod Sanchez – Patrol 2
SRC/BMAll3/12/2021Friday5:00pmDavid Dalla-Camina
IRBAll3/12/2021Friday5:00pmChris Barber
SRC/BMPatrol only4/12/2021SaturdayDuring patrolJarad McLachan – Patrol 4
IRBAll4/12/2021Saturday8:00amChris Barber
SRC/BMAll5/12/2021Sunday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
Ken Rosebury – Patrol 7
ARTAll5/12/2021Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol only5/12/2021SundayDuring patrolChris Hodge – Patrol 8
SRC/BMPatrol only11/12/2021SaturdayDuring patrolAnna Crane – Patrol 1
Adam West – Patrol 5
SRC/BMAll12/12/2021Sunday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
Scott Jackson – Patrol 12
ARTAll12/12/2021Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol only12/12/2021SundayDuring patrolDamien Carlton – Patrol 9
SRC/BMPatrol only18/12/2021SaturdayDuring patrolAnntte Tasker – Patrol 10
Richard Hedley – Patrol 11
SRC/BMAll19/12/2021Sunday9:00amDavid Dalla-Camina   
Chris Barber – Patrol 3
ARTAll19/12/2021Sunday10:00amDavid Dalla-Camina
SRC/BMPatrol only19/12/2021SundayDuring patrolGlenn McLachan – Patrol 6
2021/22 Proficiency Calendar

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 2021/2022 season before you do your proficiency otherwise your proficiency cannot be processed.