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Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch through its Surf Clubs, Trainers, Branch Assessors and Facilitators delivers training and education for its members for all awards under the Australian Lifesaving Academy NSW.

Through the SLSNSW  Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (Training and Assessment Division) we maintain a high standard of quality and uphold compliance with the VET Quality Framework. SLSNSW is a Registered Training Organisation.

Our Clubs, through their training teams, are responsible for the delivery of awards including, Resuscitation, Radio Operator, Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion/Cert II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue), Inflatable Rescue Boat Crewman and Silver Medallion IRB Driver.

Other courses including First Aid, Advance Resuscitation Techniques, Spinal Management, Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue, Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management, Trainers Officers Certificate, Assessor and Silver Medallion Advance First Aid are delivered as Branch Facilitated Courses.



The window for skills maintenance for the 2019 / 2020 season finished on the 31 December 2019.

Any Clubs who have members wishing to undertake skills maintenance assessment for any of their members are to establish contact with SLSFNC Branch Director of Education in the first instance to seek approval.

Available Courses

At this stage courses are put on hold due to the current Corona Virus pandemic. When we get the all clear from authorities a course programme will be posted here leading up to the 2020/2021 season.

Branch Facilitated Courses

Further courses will be set as required but will be programmed so as to not clash with other Branch events.  FURTHER INFORMATION COMING SOON

There has been a Branch Club Facilitated Course Nomination Form developed and this is to be used when nominating your members for the various courses, this is also attached for your information and use, please ensure that you complete all sections of the form as this will make the course co-ordinators job that much easier.

It is not necessary for the person completing the form to sign as a digital signature is sufficient [ie. open in Adobe for full interactive form and insert name as signature]

Pre season Education Meeting

The pre-season Education meeting for the 2020/2021 season will take place in September. More information on this will come out closer to the time when we know more about current restrictions post COVID-19. Keep an eye out for information closer to the time.

Contact us for more information.

Awards Qualification Chart

Download for the latest SLSNSW award competency prerequisites for each award.

NOTE – other Branch pre-requisites may exist for some awards.

Further information available from Branch Director of Education.

Individual Skills Maintenance Card

If you attend another club to complete your skills maintenance, it is your Responsibility to take the “Individual Skills Maintenance Card” to be completed by the Assessors.

In-Depth Proficiency Guide

For updating and up skilling members with expired awards

Swim Time Form

Swim Time Form Individual

Swim Time Form

Swim Time Form Group

Branch Course Paperwork Checklist

Branch Facilitated Course compliance checklist.

Club Course Paperwork Checklist

Club Course compliance checklist.

Club Nomination Form

Branch Facilitated Course Nomination Form

(Interactive PDF)

Education Contact Details Season 2019/2020

Director of Education: Geoff Horsey
Contact: 0412559335

Branch Facilitated Course Coordinator

Michael Kenny email:


Awards Processor: Larry Platt
Contact: 0450237845

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