Trainers & Assessors




There is nothing more rewarding than training a new member in their Surf Rescue Certificate or their Bronze Medallion. Training is usually conducted twice a week for 8 weeks, either Tuesday or Wednesday evenings for theory, and Saturday or Sunday mornings for the practical. Both practical and theory sessions take approximately 2 hours each.

If you have experience in education or training, or are keen to pass on your knowledge of lifesaving, enquire about joining your Club’s Education Team.

For further information on becoming a Trainer - Click Here

Surf Life Saving has three key roles for volunteers involved in member training:

  • Trainers teach the skills and knowledge of our courses but do not make assessment decisions.
  • Assessor sare responsible for assessing candidates once they have the skills and knowledge required, but cannot train and assess the same candidates.
  • Facilitators are able to train and assess the same candidates for any one course.

If you are interested in joining your Education Team, speak to your Chief Training Officer or Branch Director of Education about the current opportunities and local training needs.


The Hunter Branch encourages members to gain the Lifesaving award. This award consists of the:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Applied First Aid certificate
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
  • Radio Operators Certificate
  • Spinal Management Certificate
  • IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Crew Certificate


Progressing onto Assessing members for their awards is the icing on the cake. This graduation of members into fully qualified lifesavers is an honour.

Now with the central Venue Assessment assessors are called upon 3-6 times per session