Staff Qualifications

Staff Qualifications

A requirement for employment with the Surf Life Saving School (SLSS) is to have a current financial membership at a Surf Club and be proficient in your Bronze Medallion. This is to ensure all our instructors are current in their skills and knowledge to ensure the safety of the students attending our programs. You are also encouraged to increase your skills in lifesaving by aiming to complete extra awards.

We offer a number of programs mostly aimed at primary school children. Our programs run Monday to Friday during school hours with our busiest period being Term 4.

If you are friendly, outgoing, able to talk to large groups and enjoy working with children then this is a perfect job for you. Your role will be to supervise groups of students through an array of activities ranging from board paddling to touch footy and lots of fun activities.

Whilst the majority of our work is on the beach, we do run other programs such as Bronze Medallion, Surf Rescue Certificate, Surf Survival and classroom presentations. There are opportunities to work on these programs for people who have their Trainers/Assessors Accreditation.


Instructors must:

  • be willing to work with many different community and school groups
  • attend Staff Training Days as required to keep updated with what is happening in the SLSS

The minimum qualification that instructors must possess in order to be a SLSS Instructor:

  • SLSA Bronze Medallion (must be proficient)
  • Senior First Aid or ARTC– can be from an outside provider, but certificates must be provided to add to employee’s Surfguard record.
  • Working With Children check (for paid instructors aged 18 years and above) must be obtained with the WWC number and expiry must be sent through for verification
  • Adhere to the SLSS Personal Behaviour, Uniform and Mobile Phone Policies

Additional Information:
Instructors MUST update their qualifications prior to 31st December each season and look to further enhance those qualifications.

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