AOE 2020 Assessor of the Year Nominees
Swanbourne Nedlands SLSC, WA
Graham’s excellence in assessing is demonstrated by consistently acting as an Assessor in Charge at assessments across the entire SLS suite of courses including: bronze, silver and gold medallion, emergency care and powercraft. The first person to put his hand up when there is a need to organise an assessor in a short period of time. Graham recognises leadership involves development of people and continues to mentor trainers, assessors and facilitators at Swanbourne Nedlands and others along the WA coastline. Continued service since the 2003/04 season, Graham has an impressive 138 surf lifesaving awards many of which relate to education, training and assessment.
Clifton Beach SLSC, TAS
Simon is a highly valued and experienced lifesaver at his Club, the primary assessor for skills maintenance and award training. Holding the Cert IV in Training and Assessment allows Simon to mentor current and aspiring members to become trainers and assessors, a role which is increasingly important for Club sustainability. Throughout the season Simon delivered multiple skills maintenance sessions, trained a first aid course, assisted in the training and assessment of bronze and SRC courses for the Club and the region. Simon’s work from 2019/20, as well as many previous seasons, has had a significant role in creating more qualified, professional and skilled lifesavers for the betterment of the organisation.
Brighton SLSC, SA
Ingrid is actively involved in all aspects of surf lifesaving – education, patrolling at Brighton SLSC and for SA in the Emergency Services Group, and competition. Becoming a trainer in 2008, then joining the inaugural Training Assessors Proficiencies Panel in 2011, of which she now chairs in her role as Brighton Chief Training Officer. Holding a Cert IV in Training and Assessment Ingrid was the only qualified Brighton member to complete the assessor upgrade thus oversaw all award assessments. Ingrid was a key assessor in the pilot bronze program for SA.
Fairhaven SLSC, LSV
Julia’s main role in 2019/20 was supervising the Lifesaving Victoria D9 matrix for club trainers and assessors. She was instrumental in both assessing and mentoring assessors at Fairhaven, making herself available for all awards/skills maintenance ensuring patrols could meet their requirements. Julia’s inclusiveness and positivity encouraged trainers to become assessors and candidates to relax during an assessment. The strength and future of Fairhaven’s training and assessment team is in no small part due to the efforts of Julia this season.
North Steyne, NSW
Joe’s encouraging approach to assessing and training inspires members at his club and clubs within the Branch to maintain awards. A selfless assessor assisting education portfolios accomplish their goals and ensuring the lifesaving portfolios of clubs achieve their goals to cover their rosters. Taking time to complete his required upgrades to the Cert IV, Joe also takes time to mentor probationary assessors throughout his assessing career.
Arcadian SLSC, QLD
Charlie’s contributions to his Club have been exceptional including chief assessor, trainer for the bronze medallion and IRB, patrol captain, IRB driver and crew and water safety. In addition to his Club work, Charlie was the IRB Officer for the Northern Barrier Branch as well as being the trainer and assessor for other Club and Branch courses. If it wasn’t for Charlie’s commitment to training and assessing, Arcadian and the North Barrier Branch would not have the number of active and qualified members that they do. Charlie’s skill and enthusiasm has inspired five other members to complete their training course qualifications this past season.