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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 2018 for 2018/19 season will expire end December 2019. 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 GOLD MEDALLION, IRBC, IRBD & ROC 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.

See Anna's 'Foolproof tips to be ready for requal' below!

Geelong Area

  • Saturday 24th November Bancoora 10am
  • Sunday 2nd December 13th Beach 10am (subject to ramp issue)
  • Saturday 8th December Pt Lonsdale 10am
  • Saturday 15th December Ocean Grove 8am
  • Thursday 27 December Bancoora 8am (TBC)

Note there will only be one requal opportunity at Grove this year, due to not having a clubhouse.

All listed sessions will requal Bronze Medallion. Please note that other awards may not be offered for a given time and/or venue. For example, if you need to update IRB Crew, phone the club in question and make sure they will requal IRB Crew on that day.

On the day you will need to:

  • Show proof of completion of online component
  • Have booked in online for EACH award you wish to requalify for
  • Bring Marine Boat Licence (IRBD only)

For any questions or concerns please contact instructor@oceangroveslsc.asn.au

Anna's 'Foolproof tips to be ready for requal'

Log in to LSV-From-Anwhere (link above) or access it via your SLSA Members Area account (go to eLearning). Firefox browser seems to work better than Chrome - if you have trouble, try a different browser. If you're asked 'Public Training Area or Volunteer Member Training Area?', select Volunteer Training Area. Go to Skills Maintenance. Find SM-Bronze Medallion (then do the same 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%). At the end, click on Complete, then return to Skills Management. Scroll down a little to Bronze Medallion which should now show a blue button on the right, 'Book Practical'. Click on this, then find 15 Dec (or another date), click on Ocean Grove 'SLSC' then 'Book' green button.

Make sure you then go to My Results, scroll to Skills Maintenance Theory Certificates, 'Download Certificate'. You need to print this (or have it on a device to show us) and bring it along on requal day.

You must also be a financial member by requal day. Note, this means you have renewed via members area, paid membership fee, have WWCC up to date (with OGSLSC listed on card!), and no outstanding club debt from last season.