First Aid

Surf Life Saving New Zealand has developed a specific curriculum for first aid training to ensure that surf lifeguards on patrol are trained and equipped to deal with potentially life threating situations. We have approved providers of this curriculum.

Changes to First Aid Training effective from December 2021

Note: The resources found on this page are still current until the new first aid framework takes effect from 31st December 2021. Between now and then, documents and supporting resources found on this page will be updated as required.

The First Aid training resource for clubs document below contains the following:  

  • First Aid level structure and content.
  • Pre-requites for each level.
  • List of providers that can deliver first aid courses.
  • How to arrange a first aid course for your club
  • FAQs about course expiry dates, external course providers and Unit Standards.

  • Club Resource Information (pdf) - updated January 2021.
  • First Aid Course Booking Form (word)
  • First Aid FAQs (pdf) - updated October 2020

If your club requires assistance in applying for funding, please see the document at the link below. 

If you require any other help please contact your Regional Lifesaving Manager or Club Development Officer. 

First Aid Providers

Surf Life Saving New Zealand has developed its own first aid curriculum which meets the needs of our Surf Lifeguards.

For more information about becoming an accredited provider please contact:

Brad O'Leary, National Education Manager