2018/2019 Season Proficiency

The information below has all you need to know about completing your proficiency for the 2018/2019 season.

For information about renewing memberships click here.



Patrolling Award Proficiency Dates

Time: 7am start
Location: Nobby's Beach Surf Life Saving Club

  • Sunday 19th August 2018

  • Saturday 27th October 2018

  • Sunday 9th December 2018

The proficiency morning includes the run-swim-run, skills maintenance, resuscitation refresher and an IRB component for qualified members. Please ensure you have completed your online proficiency paper prior and bring the certificate of completion with you.

If you can't make these dates please contact us at office@nobbysbeachslsc.com for alternative arrangements. 


1. Pool Swim

Pool swims can be completed at any of the following dates under the supervision of club personnel.


Gold Coast Residents
Miami Aquatic Centre (Pizzey Park)
80 Pacific Avenue, Miami, QLD 4220

  • Sunday 5th August 9am-11am

  • Sunday 9th September 9am-11am

  • Saturday 16th September 9am – 11am

  • Saturday 13th October 9am – 11am

  • Saturday 1st December 9am – 11am

Brisbane Residents
Sam Riley Swim School
(Mt. Gravatt East Aquatic Centre)
Cnr Newnham & Wecker Road, Mt Gravatt East, QLD 4122

  • Saturday 4th August 8am – 11am

  • Thursday 9th August 5pm – 7pm


If you cannot make a pool swim on one of the above dates, you will need to attend a pool and get a coach to sign a pool swim form.

2. Proficiency Paper

The online proficiency theory paper can be accessed via the members area - https://members.sls.com.au (if you don't already have an account you will need to create one first).

  1. Log in to the Members Area

  2. Click the "Memberships" dropdown

  3. Click "Courses"

  4. Click the red "Login to eLearning" button.
    You will be redirected to a new page

  5. Go to "Training Library" in the top menu

  6. Select "SLS Life Saving Queensland" (View Courses)

  7. Select "SLSQ - 2018/2019 Season Skills Maintenance Bulletin" (enroll)

  8. Complete the Skill Maintenance Bulletin Theory Questionnaire for the 2018/2019 Season.

A copy of the Skills Maintenance Bulletin can be downloaded at the start of the eLearning course. Alternatively, the Bulletin can be downloaded here.

There are only 9 questions in the paper which are very easy if you read the Skills Maintenance Bulletin. The questions outline the main changes for the coming season. If you have a paper that has more than 11 questions or it is broken up into different section STOP… you are doing the wrong one.

Please ensure that you print a copy of the completion certificate and bring it with you to your chosen proficiency date or if you don’t have access to a printer please email it to the office by 12pm on the Thursday before each proficiency date. 


2. Click on the “Memberships” dropdown

3. Click “Courses”

4. Click the red “Login to eLearning” button

You will be redirected to a new page.

5. Go to “Training Library” in the top menu

6. Select “SLS Life Saving Queensland” (highlighted)

There should be only two options available on the next page. Enroll in “SLSQ - 2018/2019 Season Skills Maintenance Bulletin”


3. Renew Membership & Pay Fees


To renew your membership online go to https://members.sls.com.au and either login or create a new Members Area account (if you don’t already have one). Full instructions on how to renew and pay online can be found here or on the membership area of the site.
If you need help please contact the office.

When you are renewing your membership please ensure that you check all your personal details including:

  • Mobile number (used to send patrol reminders)

  • Email address (used to send club information)

  • Driver/ Marine Licence Expiry Date (If these have expired we may be unable to make associated awards proficient)

  • Blue Card Expiry Date 18+ only (If it has expired please see information below. NO Blue Card = No Proficiency)

  • Do you have a USI? All members will need one apply for one today at www.usi.gov.au It only takes 5 minutes and you can then add this information to you member profile. No USI = no new awards being signed off as competent.

You must renew your membership AND pay for your renewal


Membership fees can be paid via any of the methods below (1 or 2 preferred). Please ensure meaningful payment details are provided.

  1. Login to the Members Area, go to "Memberships", "Renewals, Payments & Transfers" and choose make payment.

  2. Pay via the SLSA Payment Portal

  3. Direct Deposit
    Account #: 596235125
    BSB: 084-572

  4. Contact us to pay by card in the administration office - 07 5526 1117

4. Blue Card

ALL active members over 18  years of age must have a current Queensland Blue Card registered with Surf Life Saving Queensland. If you have a current Bluecard for work or another organisation it has to be linked for use in Surf Life Saving. If you have a Blue Card Exemption you also need to complete a Blue Card Exemption form, if you don’t have a current Blue Card or have never had one, you need to complete a Blue Card Application form. All of these forms are available on membership forms page. 

The forms MUST be submitted through the club (not direct to Blue Cards) along with 2 forms of ID (this can all be scanned and emailed) or they will not be accepted by Blue Card Services. Please contact the office for more information if you are unsure.

5. Child Youth Risk Management Strategy (CYRMS)

All active members over 18 years of age also need to complete the Child Youth Risk Management Strategy (CYRMS) as well as holding a current Blue Card. This can be done online and will only take approx. 10 minutes. This program is managed by Point Danger Branch for SLSQ. Please note this needs to be completed by 31st October 2018.

To access the CYRM online system simply follow this link and sign in with the details provided below: http://www.slsqpointdanger.com.au/portal/
Username: cyrm
Password: member1819

Complete the form with:

  • Branch: South Coast

  • Club: Nobbys Beach Surf Life Saving Club


If you have any issues or questions please don’t hesitate to contact Belinda in the office on 5526 1117 or Chief Training Officer Peter Gabbert at training@nobbysbeachslsc.com.