About Duty Officer

Duty Officer’s are responsible for an area that may cover one or more clubs. They provide additional lifesaving support to surf clubs and other SLS services.

Duty officers are normally rostered to an allocated area. They need to be available to attend incidents as requested during their rostered duties.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

To undertake this role you need to hold or obtain the following qualifications and prerequisites:

Qualifications

The Silver Medallion Beach Management provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience required to manage a lifesaving or lifeguarding team in emergency and non-emergency situations.

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The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations.

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This program is designed for young people moving into leadership roles within their clubs.

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This program is designed to assist personnel build leadership skills for use in their club environment.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites


Other Requirements

You may be required to hold additional qualifications or to attend additional training to become a Duty Officer in your local area.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a Duty Officer, please contact your SLS State/Territory Centre. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/ 

Other Opportunities Related to Duty Officer

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

The Club Captain is the operational leader within the club.

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What other options might suit me?

If you can do this role but would like to use your skills in another area in our organisation here are some other options for you to consider:

Discipline specific coaches work with athletes to support the development and performances in specific disciplines – i.e. Board, Ski, Swim, Multi, Board Riding, Rescue and Resuscitation, Inflatable Rescue Boat, Pool Rescue, Surf Rescue / Lifesaving, Surf Boats, Beach Events.

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Trainers provide members with the opportunity to pass on their skills and knowledge to similar-minded and passionate members through a formal learning process. As a Trainer you will be able to conduct courses, both SLSA Awards and Nationally Recognised Units, if you currently hold the relevant award in which you wish to train.

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Age managers are responsible for running activities for their group of nippers on the day, and encouraging children to learn and progress in their surf lifesaving activities.

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