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 2019/2020 season before you do your proficiency otherwise your proficiency cannot be processed.