Member Development

Surf Life Saving Queensland is committed to providing leadership pathways for members in the movement.

Member development programs begin on a club level and are also conducted at branch, state and national levels. Each has a particular focus, and each prepares members for movement through those levels. SLSQ offers a number of opportunities for members to build on their personal and professional capabilities as outlined in the membership development pathway below.

Leadership Pathways

Surf Life Saving is committed to providing leadership pathways for members in the movement. Member development programs begin on a club level and are also conducted at branch, state and national levels.

Each has a particular focus, and each prepares members for movement through those levels. SLSQ offers a number of opportunities for members to build on their personal and professional capabilities as outlined in the membership development pathway below.

AGE: 13 - 14

Roles Junior Activities Participant
Development programs Club Programs
Youth Involvement Program (YIPs)
Award attainable Surf Smart 1 & 2
Surf Safety 1 & 2
Surf Awareness 1 & 2
Resuscitation Certificate
Radio Operator Certificate

AGE: 14 - 15

Roles Youth Committee
Active Lifesaver
Water Safety
Junior Assistant Age Manager
Development programs Branch Youth Development Camp
Breaka Youth Excellence Program
Award attainable Surf Rescue Certificate
Bronze Medallion
First Aid
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)

AGE: 15 - 17

Roles YIPs Coordinator/Mentor
Junior Club Captain
Youth Committee
Active Lifesaver
Junior Age Manager
Junior Assistant Age Manager
Club Office Bearer
Development programs Breaka Youth Excellence Program
Youth Involvement Program (YIPs)
Award attainable Bronze Medallion
First Aid
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)
Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewperson
Age Manager Accreditation
Training Officer

AGE: 18 - 25

Roles State Panels/Committee
Club Officer Bearer
Club Training Officer
Patrol Captain
Vice Patrol Captain
Assessor
Development programs Youth Involvement Program (YIPs)
SLSQ Leadership Excellence Program
SLSA Leadership College
Award attainable Assessor
RWC Operator
Helicopter Crew Certificate
Facilitator

AGE: 30+

Roles National Board of Directors
National Board Member
State Board of Directors
Branch Board of Directors
Club President
Development programs SLSA Leadership Conference
Award attainable Surf Rescue Certificate
Bronze Medallion
First Aid
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART)
Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewperson
Age Manager – Accreditation

Other Ways To Get Involved

Nippers

If you’re thinking of introducing your child to lifesaving, then Junior Activities (Nippers) is for you.

Volunteer

Do you fancy a front row seat at a diverse range of events? Use your passion for saving lives to raise awareness and funds for Surf Life Saving Queensland!

Work With Us

SLSQ offers a large number of volunteering, internship and work experience options for those looking to gain experience and make a contribution.

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