National Leadership College

About National Leadership College

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

The National Leadership College is a week long intensive training course focused on the guiding participants to finding their own leadership style. The focus of the College is for participants to develop skills and capabilities that they will enable them to play a key role in the future of their the SLS movement.   The program is designed for people who have recently moved into leadership positions, including:
  • Team Managers, Team Captains, Coaches, Integrity Officers and Athlete Support Personnel
  • Patrol Captains, Lifeguard Supervisors and Club Captains
  • Event Managers
  • Volunteer Managers, Age Managers, Program Managers
  • Officials, Scrutineers, Sectional Referees
  • Club Training Officers, Facilitators, Mentors
  • Support Operations personnel
  • SurfCom Operators

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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


There are no specific qualifications


There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

  • Participants must be at least 20 years old to attend the National Leadership College
  • Participants would need to be available for the whole program. The SLSA National Leadership College is normally held in February each year
To see the last program click on this link here 2016 SLSA LEADERSHIP COLLEGE PROGRAM

How do I make it happen?

Places at the SLSA National Leadership College are limited. Contact your State Centre to find out how to apply for a position.

Other Opportunities Related to National Leadership College

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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The role of the duty officer is to support patrol captains in ensuring the beach going public is exposed to minimal risk at our beaches. Duty officers may also be called on to assist in search and rescue incidents. 

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Responsible for the planning, implementation and review of all member protection activities of a surf lifesaving 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:

There are a wide range of opportunities available for members interested in participating in Surf Life Saving sport.

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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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A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new friends, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day!

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Coaches work with surf sport athletes across all of the disciplines of Surf Life Saving competition.

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