opportunities available to members.
Whether setting up patrol areas or rescuing in heavy surf, every
Lifeguard knows the powerful motivation of saving or protecting a
life. It is a motivation that marks Surf Life Saving as
more than just 'something to do' at the weekend.
When you turn 14 you can sit your Surf Lifeguard Award and once
you have your award there are a range of programmes and other
Awards you can participate in to develop your skills further.
Select an award to access
additional information, such as pre-requisites, length of course,
and who to contact.
Click on an award to find out more information
How to book on a Course
With the introduction of our new course booking system all
members now need to contact their club contact to register their
interest for any SLSNZ course.
Course & Award Processing
A member will not be officially accredited with any course,
award or refresher untill SLSNZ has processed it and loaded it on
PAM database. Processing by SLSNZ may take a minimum of
It is important to note there will be a user pays component for
most of the courses on offer. This is necessary to allow us to
deliver the training opportunities for our members and is
consistent across the country. SLSNZ will invoice clubs according
to how many members register and are accepted on to the course. It
is then up to each club to decide if you will pass this cost on to
If a member is accepted on to a course and fails to attend or
complete the requirements of that course, SLSNZ will invoice the
club for the full cost of the course.
If a club would like to apply for funding to cover the user pays
component, SLSNZ can supply quotes to support your funding
View the 2016-2017 SLSNZ Course Costs list