The following table outlines who can train the awards we commonly teach in our Branch. See below for more information on how to become a Training Officer, Assessor or Facilitator.
|Award:||Course Run by:||TAF Endorsement Required:|
|Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC)||Club and SNB Surf Life Saving School *||Training Officer SRC and
Training Officer Bronze Medallion
|Radio Operator Certificate||Club and SNB Surf Life Saving School||Training Officer Bronze Medallion|
|Bronze Medallion||Club||Training Officer Bronze Medallion|
|Advanced Resuscitation Techniques [AID]||Club & Branch||Training Officer ART [AID] and
Facilitator ART [AID]
|IRB Crew||Club||Training Officer IRB|
|Silver Medallion IRB Driver||Club||Training Officer IRB|
|Silver Medallion Beach Management||Branch||Facilitator Beach Management|
|Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue||Branch||Facilitator SMAR|
|Silver Medallion Rescue Water Craft||Branch||Training Officer RWC and
|First Aid [AID]||SLSNSW, First Aid Plus and other RTOs||n/a|
|Junior Education Awards eg. Surf Play 1||Club||Age Managers|
|Officials and Coaching Courses||SLSNSW||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at the Branch office for more information.|
SLS Training Officers
To become a Surf Life Saving endorsed Training Officer of any surf lifesaving award, members must first complete the Training Officer Certificate course. Detailed information on how to become a Training Officer can be found here Endorsed Training Officer Pathway
Assessor courses are currently unavailable until further notice due to changes within the SLSNSW Registered Training Organisation.
- TAEASS401B Plan Assessment Activities and Processes
- TAEASS402B Assess Competence
- TAEASS403B Participate in Assessment Validation
Currently, members wishing to attain these units will need to do a course through an external training provider.
While being an endorsed Training Officer is not a specific pre-requisite of becoming an endorsed Assessor in that award, the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch prefers that Assessors are first endorsed as Training Officers and have been actively training members in that award for at least 1 season.
Members who have attained the above units of competency externally must apply to the BoE to become Probationary Assessors. This application can be via email or letter but must be in writing from their Club to the Director of Education and include their statement of attainment for the above units. All Probationary Assessors will be minuted at the BoE meeting. The Director will assign Probationary Assessors with Mentors who will oversee their probationary period.
Members who wish to become a Facilitator for our Branch must hold the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Please speak to your Club’s Chief Training Officer and/or the Branch Director of Education for further information.
Trainer, Assessor & Facilitator (TAF) Re-endorsement
Training Officers must apply to re-endorse every 2 years. Assessors and Facilitators must apply for re-endorsement on an annual basis.
Detailed info on the re-endorsement requirements are provided to TAFs by SLSNSW each year. TAFs seeking re-endorsement after some absence should contact the Branch office for advice.