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. 


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.


Surf Lifeguard Award

Surf Lifeguard Award Training Manual (updated September 2022)
Surf Lifeguard Award Candidate Workbook WRITABLE (updated September 2022)

Our instructor resources are tools that instructors can use to create learning environments that are safe, inclusive and engaging. It provides an introduction to key concepts that values learners diverse backgrounds and uses this to build rich learning experiences. It introduces instructional concepts and principles, instructional techniques and instructional skills.. 

The instructor toolbox is a set of resources that instructors can use as they choose to in their instruction of Surf Lifeguard Award candidates. The toolbox provides practical and fun alternatives to other methods of instruction to support instructors and candidates in their successful achievement of the Surf Lifeguard Award.

Click here for the Surf Lifeguard Award Instructors Toolbox

IRB Awards

IRB Training Manual (updated September 2021)
IRB Driver Workbook WRITABLE (updated September 2021)
IRB Instructor Resources (updated June 2022)
IRB Return to Shore Protocol

IRB Video Modules




RWC Awards

RWC Training Manual (updated September 2023)
RWC Candidate Workbook WRITABLE (updated September 2023)
RWC Instructor Resource (updated July 2023)
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