Lifesaving Resources

Welcome to the Lifesaving Resources Toolbox.  This page houses all online resources and material to help develop you further as an instructor and to assist you with teaching our Lifeguarding education. 

Refreshers: Surf Lifeguard, Patrol Support, Powercraft (IRB & RWC) and Instructor/Examiners

SLSNZ requires completion of Refreshers to ensure that members are able to deal with situations that occur in Surf Lifesaving and use Surf Lifesaving equipment in a safe and appropriate way before they are in a ‘live’ patrol situation.

Full Refresher Information (updated July 2022)
Refresher Manual (updated June 2022)

Surf Lifeguard Award

SLA Changes Summary (2022)
Surf Lifeguard Award Training Manual (updated September 2022)
Surf Lifeguard Award Candidate Workbook (updated September 2022)
Surf Lifeguard Award Instructor Resources (updated September 2022)

St John CPR & AED on Adults Video - Click here
St John CPR on Adults Video - Click here
N A Rescue How to use a Tourniquet - Click here



IRB Awards

IRB Training Manual (updated September 2021)
IRB Driver Workbook (updated September 2021)
IRB Instructor Resources (updated June 2022)
IRB Changes Elearning Sheet (updated July 2021)
IRB Return to Shore Protocol


RWC Awards

RWC Training Manual (updated September 2020)
RWC Workbook (updated September 2020)
RWC Instructor Resource (updated June 2022)
RWC Changes Elearning Sheet (updated July 2021)
RWC Daily Operations Log (pdf form)


Rock Training & Rescue Module

Rock Training & Rescue Training Manual (updated September 2019)
Rock Training & Rescue Instructor Resources (updated May 2021)

Board Rescue Module

Board Rescue Skills Resource (updated Nov 2022)
Board Rescue Instructor Resource (updated Nov 2022)

Assessor/Examiner/Facilitator/Instructor Resources

SLSNZ Examiner and Assessor Code of Conduct (March 2022)
Probationary Examiners Application Form (October 2022)


Other Resources:

Instructors Record Form (pdf)
Patrol Captains Report Form
Patient Report Form
Incident Report Form