Skills Maintenance & Courses


Proficiency Day 1: 04 September 2022 @ 8:30am
Proficiency Day 2: 9 October 2022 @ 8:30am
Proficiency Day 3: 05 November 2021 @ 8:30am
Proficiency Day 4: 04 December 2022 @ 8:30am
Proficiency Day 5 – ONLY if required: 11 December 2022 @ 8:30am

email – for details. You must register before attending. 

Any Member not proficient by 31 December cannot Patrol for the rest of the season.

If these dates do not suit – go to the Point Danger Branch calendar (link below) to see other clubs’ dates. Contact to organise your proficiency at another club. You can not just turn up – permission must be sort & paper work generated.

Skills Maintenance Theory

All Active Patrolling and Award Members (including Age Manages with just the Observers Certificate and Water Safety with SRC) will need to complete the 2022/2023 Skills Maintenance theory paper online BEFORE attending the Proficiency.

If you are over 18 Years you must hold a current Blue Card BEFORE you can Patrol.

If you have turned 18 during the off season or are a new member – you must complete the CYRMS Training & the complete SLSA Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course before applying for the Working with Children card. This is a State requirement.

Any questions – email

The training for both Courses are in your Members Portal.

If you are coming back after a 12 months break – don’t forget that you need to get a swim time signed 

Skills Maintenance online components can be found in your Members Portal under elearning, Training Library, SLS Skills Maintenance, (view Courses)
How to access Skills Maintenance online courses
Signals Poster

Email if you have any problems


Before you can take part in a Bronze Course or a Surf Rescue Course – you need to complete a pool swim within a given time.

See form for times and distances
SLSQ Individual Pool Swim Form

No 11 Bronze/SRC Course dates coming soon – please email your interest to


Dates: October/November 2023 – register your interest with John

Point Danger Branch  holds Courses throughout the year: See calendar link below
Advance Resuscitation Technique (ART)
ART (8am start)
10 July 2022^ @ Tallebudgera
15 October 2022 @ TH&C
11 December 2022 @ PDB
11 February 2023 @ PDB
16 April 2023 @ PDB
17 June 2023 @ PDB
First Aid
FIRST AID (8am start)
09 July 2022^ @ Tallebudgera
14 August 2022 @ North Kirra
10 September 2022 @ Currumbin
06 November 2022 @ Palm Beach
07 January 2023 @ Bilinga
19 March 2023 @ Tugun
13 May 2023 @ Bilinga
Beach Management – this course has been updated. Dates coming soon

SLSQ Point Danger Branch Calendar

It is recommended that you forward your EOI to the Bilinga CTO email address within 28 days prior to the course date to allow processing and notification to PDB.

EOI details:  Name, membership category, email address, contact phone numbers and Course details you are nominating to attend.