Online Learning Portal

Last season Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) launched its new Online Learning Portal. This platform enables all members of SLSNZ to log in and complete theory-based training and assessments.

This season we will again be offering the opportunity for your members to complete their Surf Lifeguard Award (SLA) and Patrol Support (PS) refreshers online.
We have completed an extensive review of how this played out last year; we have identified a number of issues that we have rectified and have come up with a number of systems and process changes that we hope will make the experience smoother and more user-friendly this year. One key change is that opting into online refreshers will be at a club level – either all SLA and PS refreshers are completed entirely online, or entirely offline. Individual members cannot enrol directly, but club administrators are currently working through the opt in process.

While we are gradually migrating much of our member education experiences into an online learning environment, we are still being thorough in our testing and giving careful consideration to what we roll out, and when.

There has been some pretty exciting work happening on this over the winter; We look forward to being able to announce further progress in due course.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please email

User Guides

Video Guides 

Logging In:

Completing the Surf Lifeguard Refresher test:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What if I don't know my SLSNZ Membership Number? Contact your club administrator or log in to the SLSNZ Member Portal to find out yourself. 
  2. What if I don't receive the email to reset my password? Your email address might be wrong in the database - log in to the SLSNZ Member Portal to update your own details or let your club administrator know.
  3. What if I've logged into the Online Learning Portal and there are no courses displaying? You may have not been enrolled in the course - email either Member Education or your Regional staff member.
  4. What if I've failed the course twice and now can't try again? Contact your club instructor to arrange to go through the test with them.
  5. What if I want to do my refresher at a club that isn't my primary club? That's fine - you just need to advise us which club you wish to complete your refresher at so we can organise a re-enrollment. Contact Member Education with this information.

Need access to the SLSNZ Member Portal? Email the SLSNZ Database Team for your username and password.