Skills Maintenance (Requal)
To remain eligible to patrol and compete, members must requalify their awards yearly, at the start of the season. All expire on 31 December, eg. requals done in late 2019 for 2019/20 season will expire end December 2020. SLSA gives a grace period of four years in which a lapsed award can be requalified. After this period, the award must be completed from scratch.
Online theory completion is required for SRC, Bronze Medallion, ARTC, IRBC and IRBD candidates.
Please make sure that you complete your online theory component and BOOK IN ONLINE for the practical component.
Go to Life Saving Victoria Skills Maintenance from Anywhere to do your theory online and book in to do your requal. The good news is that once you've set up a Skills Maintenance from Anywhere account, you can now access it via your Members Area account: eLearning>Login to eLearning. For family groups, only the Primary member can access theirs through the Members Area. Once other family members start gaining awards they should set up their own Members Area account, which will allow them to keep track of their own awards and patrol hours. They can still remain in their family group on the database.
District Requal Dates 2019/20
- Saturday 23 November at Ocean Grove, 8.30am - 10.30am and 11am - 1pm
- Saturday 30 November at Bancoora, 10am - 12pm
- Saturday 7 December at Pt Lonsdale, 10am - 12pm
- Sunday 29 December at Ocean Grove, 8.30am - 10.30am
'Provide CPR' HLTAid-001 updates are available immediately for members after each session above (2 hours duration). There is a theory component to this too, plus you must book the practical (as below).
Note that the CPR component within the SRC/Bronze requal is NOT equivalent to 'Provide CPR' HLTAid-001, for the workplace (including lifeguards) and for trainers.
Detailed instructions: 'Be Ready for Requal'
Log in to LSV-From-Anywhere (link above) or access it via your SLSA Members Area account (go to eLearning). If this is your first requal (eg you did your Bronze last year) you will need to create an LSV-From-Anywhere account.
Go to Skills Maintenance. Find SM-Bronze Medallion (*then repeat whole process, for other awards you hold). Launch. It will allow you to go through your theory test, 35 questions (Note you don't have to get 100%; and you can save and come back to it later).
At the end, click on Complete, then return to Skills Maintenance. Scroll down a little to Bronze Medallion which should now show a blue button on the right, 'Book Practical'. Click on this, then find 23 Nov (or another date), click on Ocean Grove 'SLSC' then 'Book' green button. If you can't see any Geelong area practicals available, check your 'My Account' section in Member Training, to check that your home club is set to Ocean Grove club.
If you find you can't attend the practical you have booked in for, PLEASE officially withdraw, as numbers are limited. To cancel, log in to LSV-From-Anywhere, go to My Training and scroll down to find the practical you can't attend. Hit the 'Withdraw' icon. You could then book another practical.
Make sure you then go to My Results (button top right), scroll to Skills Maintenance Theory Certificates, 'Download Certificate'. It helps if you print this (or have it on a device to show us) and bring it along on requal day.
On requal day, complete your practical assessments and get each section signed off on the hard copy requal card. Before you leave, take a pic of your completed card on your phone as back up. Hand your completed card to your club. NOTE if you attend another local club's requal day, take your card home at end of the day then give it to your OWN club's administrator or trainer.