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Manuals, workbooks and online resources

Below are a number of available workbooks, manuals and online resources provided by Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

Surf Lifeguard Award Training Manual

Once candidates have completed their Surf Lifeguard Award the training manual should be kept by them as reference. Hard copies of this manual can be purchased from SLSNZ. 
Online Download:  This manual will be available online mid September 2017

Surf Lifeguard Award Candidate Workbook

For every manual purchased a Surf Lifeguard Award Candidate Workbook will be supplied.  All canidates training towards their Surf Lifegaurd Award must complete this workbook.  
Online Download: This workbook will be available online mid September 2017

Surf Lifeguard Instructor Resources

The Instructor Resources have all the information needed for Instructors to take a group of Surf Lifeguard Award candidates through their award training.  
Onlline Download Surf Lifeguard Award Instructor Resources  (updated March 2016)

IRB Training Manual

This Manual includes topics and content to assist a candidate to gain either their IRB Crewperson Module or Senior Lifeguard Award - IRB Drivers Award.  Once candidates have completed their module or award, the training manual should be kept by them as reference. Hard copies of this manual can be purchase from SLSNZ. 
Online Download:  This manual will be available online mid September 2017

IRB Driver Candidate Workbook

This workbook has been created specifically for IRB Driver candiates.   All candidates training towards their IRB drivers must complete this workbook.  This workbook is only available online.  
Online Download:  IRB Driver Workbook (pdf ,9mb) (updated September 2017)

IRB Instructor Resources

The Instructor Resources have all the information needed for Instructors to take a group of IRB Crew and Driver candidates through their training.  :
Onlline Download:  IRB Instructor Resources   (updated August 2016)

Changes to IRB Crewpeson Module Memo_2017-2018

Board Rescue Module Resources

Board Rescue Skills Sheet 
Board Rescue Instructor Resource 

Additional Online Resources

Surf Lifeguard and IRB Refresher Manual (pdf, 881kb) (updated 2017/2018 season)
200m Safety Badge Refresher Form (2017/2018 season)
Examination Registration Form (word, 94kb) - for instructors registering candidates for SLA or IRB examinations. 
Course Booking form (word, 191kb)
First Aid Course Booking form (word, 861kb)

Order hard copy manuals 

Clubs can order the hard copies Surf Lifeguard and IRB manuals through the online shop on the SLSNZ Club Shop. For queries relating to ordering hard copy manuals, please contact  orders@surflifesaving.org.nz.