Skills Maintenance (Requals)

Skills Maintenance (Requals) - Season 2018 / 2019:

For base awards like the Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion you MUST attend an annual 're-test' by 31 December each year for these awards to remain current. This keeps your knowledge fresh, and ensures you are aware of any changes - for example, introduction of new signals, or refinement of first aid procedures.

If you have other awards such as IRBC, IRBD, ARTC, Spinal etc then many of these are also retested annually - if you don't complete your annual skills maintenance, you cannot operate that equipment or participate in certain activities.



FIRST: Member logs into LSV from Anywhere - locates and selects skills maintenance they wish to attend : 

SECOND: Member completes theory assessment for appropriate award/s.

THIRD: Member once successfully completed the theory component member is then required to book into a skills maintenance assessment.

FOURTH: Member attends skills maintenance practical session and completes all practical assessments as required

Questions or Problems? Please visit here.

Please do NOT contact the club office, since Online Theory is provided by Life Saving Victoria.



  • Local options:
  • Saturday 24th November Bancoora SLSC 10am
  • Saturday 8th December Point Lonsdale SLSC 10am
  • Sunday 9th December 13th Beach SLSC 9am
  • Saturday 15th December Ocean Grove SLSC 8am.
  • Thursday 27th December Bancoora SLSC 8am (TBC)


*Preparation:  Before attending any District or State session:

  • If aged 17+, update your WWCC Registration online to ensure our club is listed, with address PO Box 120.
  • Ensure your Point Lonsdale club membership has been renewed for the upcoming season.
  • Be aware of which awards you intend to requalify - Bronze or SRC, maybe more.
  • Complete the Online Theory - see details above.
  • If attending the State session - you must pre-register, see details below.
  • Bring your bathers (wetsuit recommended) and towel, pen and pencil, perhaps snack and drink.
  • Be sure to arrive on time since assessors will not wait.
  • Allow about three hours to complete the process.


State Requalification: Point Lonsdale members can attend* this session:

STATE SESSION: Saturday 15th December at LSV, from 9:30am. 

Make your State Requal registration from the Online Theory page, after completing the theory component.
See other preparation steps above, including WWCC and club membership.


Want more? If you enjoy the bustle of Skills Maintenance sessions and like to visit other clubs in the area, you should consider qualifying as an assessor. For more details contact our VP Lifesaving via the club office.


Background Information: As provided by LSV >