In order to ensure all lifeguards who participate in both volunteer and paid lifesaving patrols are up to date with the latest policies and best practices in all lifesaving areas; surf lifeguard, patrol support and IRB drivers awards are refreshed annually.
Each season these awards roll over and expire. In order to remain active these awards need to be renewed, this refresher process involves the completion of various modules relative to the award, under the supervision of a qualified club member. A qualified club member consists of an instructor, examiner, patrol captain and/or person with relevant qualification and experience with region endorsement.
Expiration for awards occurs annually on 31st January.
Refresher paperwork needs to be completed and delivered to SLSNR via email to firstname.lastname@example.org