With nearly 500 patrolling members keeping Manly Beach safe, Surf Life Saving Australia has a responsibility to ensure each and every one of them is equipped with the most up to date training and qualifications.

That is why every year, all of our qualified lifesavers undergo a process called Skills Maintenance/Proficencies.

A Bronze Medallion qualified lifesavers has to demonstrate, at least annually, that they can:

  • Perform resuscitation on people of all ages
  • Complete a Run – Swim – Run (100m – 200m – 100m) in less than 8 minutes
  • Conduct a board or a tube rescue in the surf zone
  • Communicate using a range of internationally recognised SLS hand signals and radio terminology and technology.

Members that hold additional qualification such as Advanced Resuscitation, First Aid, Spinal Management and IRB Crew of Drivers also need to show they meet the skills maintenance requirements of these qualifications too.

This is a very large undertaking that requires coordination from trainers, assessors, administrators, water safety personnel and active patrolling members to ensure that we can continue to work towards SLSA’s vision of zero preventable deaths in Australian waters.

Manly LSC Proficiency Requirements

  1. Ensure you are a current financial member for the 2017/18 season with Manly LSC
  • If you have not yet renewed your membership, please do so through the website by clicking the button “Join or Renew for 2017/18” located on the MANLY LSC home page.
  1. Online Question Component
  • Please log into SLSA Member’s Area to complete the online skill’s maintenance components and bring a printed copy of the certificate to the dry session
  • Please note that you cannot complete the dry component of your proficiency without providing a copy of your online certificates
  • For additional assistance to navigate to the appropriate section, please view the linked pdf document. (Below)
  • Once you have successfully logged into the e-learning area, please complete the “Resuscitation” and “Radios” Skills Maintenance components.
  1. Wet Component
  • Please register for a wet session in the registration form below
  • The wet component will consist of signals, a board or tube rescue and the run swim run (100m – 200m – 100m)
  1. Dry Component
  • Please register for a dry session in the registration form below
  • The dry component will cover season industry changes, a review of beach management, radios and a strong focus on CPR skills

Space is limited per session. This is to ensure the correct ratio of trainer/assessor to member is suitable to perform a quality proficiency for the season.

Click “Download” for the Online Component Instructions/Help.

Dry Session Bookings

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Wet Session Bookings

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