Age Managers

Age Managers are parent volunteers who plan & deliver our Nipper program. You don’t need any particular experience to become one  – just enthusiasm and an interest in creating a safe environment on the beach – running our fun learning programs that encourage and develop our Nippers surf skills and ultimately supporting them on their path to becoming young lifesavers.

Our Age Managers all complete the Surf Lifesaving Age Manager qualification which develops their skills & knowledge to effectively facilitate Nipper activities. It also guides them through all the resource materials created by SLS to support them in that role  – there are detailed activity plans for each Age group.

Finding Courses under your SLS Members Portal Account

Log onto your SLS Members portal


  • E learning
  • Training library
  • SLS – Age Managers

Age Manager Online Courses

Under SLS – Age Manager courses you will need to enrol in both the Child Safe Awareness Course which takes about 20 mins to complete and the Age Manager course which takes about an hour. And then quickly watch the Age Manager Proficiency Video for 23/24.

Age Manager Proficiency 

Each year all Age Managers need to watch a short Video to update their proficiency for the year. This can be found on your SLS Members portal under:

  • e Learning
  • Training Library
  • SLS  – Age Managers
  • Age Manager Proficiency Video


Training plans for each age group can be found on your SLS Members Portal in the Document Library.

There are also useful plans & information here on the SLS NSW Website

A New Nipper App is being launched this year to allow Age Managers to mark attendance electronically. See the link to the new Nipper App User Guide.