About Club Training Officer

Club training officers inspire and educate other surf lifesavers by conducting entry-level and up-skilling training courses and SLSA awards.

  • Prepare, deliver and evaluate presentations
  • Apply the principles of effective communication
  • Organise instruction and demonstration
  • Conduct instruction and demonstration
  • Check training performance
  • Review personal training performance and finalise documentation
  • Prepare for training sessions taking into account the needs of participants and of the organisation
  • Deliver presentations
  • Review the effectiveness of both the training

What qualifications and/or prerequisites do I need?

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


The Training Officer Certificate provides participants with the skills and knowledge to deliver training programs.

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There are no prerequisites

Other Requirements

Training Officers are required to hold the award they wish to deliver. There are opportunities to gain paid employment as a trainer both internal and external to Surf Lifesaving Organisations.

How do I make it happen?

To become a Training Officer, you need to complete an endorsement process. Please contact the chief training officer at your surf life saving club. https://sls.com.au/club_directory/

Other Opportunities Related to Club Training Officer

Where can I grow from here?

Where to next?

You could progress to these participation opportunities from here:

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

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

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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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