Training Officer

The Surf Life Sav­ing WA Train­ing Offi­cer course pro­vides surf life sav­ing club mem­bers with the oppor­tu­nity to obtain knowl­edge and skills that will assist in pro­vid­ing deliv­ery of group and indi­vid­ual instruc­tion, demon­stra­tion of work skills and how to use exist­ing learn­ing resources in a safe and com­fort­able learn­ing envi­ron­ment. Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course and the asso­ci­ated Log­book, enti­tles can­di­dates to obtain the award of WA Train­ing Offi­cer for the cho­sen award.

Course prerequisites

  • Finan­cial mem­ber of Mul­laloo Surf Life Sav­ing Club
  • Be at least 16 years of age on the date of final assess­ment
  • Be cur­rently pro­fi­cient in the award for which the TO award is sought
  • Have com­pleted the Train­ing Offi­cer course coor­di­nated by SLSWA
  • OR
  • Suc­cess­fully gain Recog­ni­tion of Prior Learn­ing (RPL).

Course outcomes

  • Organ­ise instruc­tion and demon­stra­tion – develop a Course Schedule/Timetable
  • Con­duct instruc­tion and demon­stra­tion – present a min­i­mum of three (3) ses­sions which should include at least one which is knowl­edge-based, and one which is skills-based
  • Mon­i­tor train­ing per­for­mance – iden­tify and address any learn­ing needs of par­tic­i­pants
  • Review per­sonal train­ing per­for­mance – com­plete a Per­sonal Reflec­tion for each ses­sion observed
  • Mon­i­tor com­ple­tion and finalise doc­u­men­ta­tion – for par­tic­i­pants as well as course records
  • Effec­tively apply the prin­ci­ples of effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion
  • Recog­nise cur­rent qual­i­fi­ca­tions, includ­ing cur­rent com­pe­ten­cies within the lim­its of the TO role: 
    • This path­way allows can­di­dates who can estab­lish that they hold rel­e­vant and cur­rent qual­i­fi­ca­tions to become Surf Life Sav­ing WA Train­ing Offi­cers with­out attend­ing the face-to-face course.
    • These can­di­dates need to provide cer­ti­fied evi­dence of their rel­e­vant and cur­rent qual­i­fi­ca­tions to qual­ify for this path­way.
  • Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will be required to train a course under super­vi­sion of a qual­i­fied Surf Life Sav­ing WA Trainer and com­plete the applic­a­ble Log­book.

Exam­ples of rel­e­vant evi­dence:

  • Uni­ver­sity edu­ca­tion qual­i­fi­ca­tion (bach­e­lor degree, diploma, etc.)
  • Cer­tifi­cate IV (or higher) in Train­ing and Assess­ment
  • Enter­prise train­ing Units of Com­pe­tency State­ment of Attain­ment (from the qual­i­fi­ca­tion Cer­tifi­cate IV in Train­ing and Assess­ment)
  • Cur­rent WACOT card – school teach­ers
  • Cur­rent employ­ment within a TAFE or uni­ver­sity as a Lec­turer or Tutor

NOTE: Copies of evi­dence pro­vided to Surf Life Sav­ing WA must be ver­i­fied



Atten­dance at an annual Trainer and Asses­sor Forum/Workshop/Conference is required to main­tain cur­rency of this award.

Course dates

  • The Train­ing Offi­cer Cer­tifi­cate course is run by SLSWA, usu­ally at their train­ing rooms in Bal­catta.
  • The Train­ing Offi­cer Course is usu­ally offered once or twice per year in July-Sep­tem­ber

Course registration

All course nom­i­na­tions must be endorsed by an appro­pri­ate per­son at the Club – for Mul­laloo this is Rachael Crabb.