About Lifesaving Facilitator

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

The responsibility of the facilitator is to both train and assess participants in Surf Life Saving training programs.

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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


The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment provides participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to competently delivery and assess Surf Life Saving awards – including those which include nationally recognised unit(s) of competency or qualifications.

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There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

Facilitators must be currently endorsed as per their State/Territory Centre requirements and proficient in the award they wish to train and assess.

How do I make it happen?

If you would like to become a Facilitator you will need to speak to your local club to find out more. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Lifesaving Facilitator

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

Chief Training Officers oversee the training activities within their club. This includes program planning, assisting trainers and assessors with running courses, and recruiting participants.

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Responsible to the board of management/management committee for the management of the lifesaving activities of 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:

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

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

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

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