About Official Assessor

Official Assessors support the high quality and nationally consistent assessment of SLSA officiating course candidates.

The responsibility of the official assessor, is to support Core and Technical Officials through their assessment process and to make accurate assessment decisions.

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


Senior Officials also fulfil the role of mentor to accredited Core and Technical Officials, as well as being qualified to facilitate SLSA Official Training Workshops in their nominated roles. Officiating roles may include: • Chief Judge • Referee • Area Referee • Sectional Referee • Course Supervisor

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Officials who choose to fulfil specific officiating role/s and who work with participants (non-bronze proficient, Surf Rescue Certificate qualified or bronze proficient) who are actively competing in a club / branch / state surf sport competition environments. Officiating roles may include: • Marshall / Check-Marshall • Starter / Check-starter • Recorder • Timekeeper • Finish Judge

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Other Requirements

SLSA official assessors, must be a Level 3 or Senior Official 

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become an official assessor, please contact your state centre. https://sls.com.au/state-centres/

Other Opportunities Related to Official Assessor

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

Official Mentors support officiating course candidates as they progress through their training.

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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:

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

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Assessors support the high quality and nationally consistent assessment of specified Surf Life Saving awards.  

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