It is highly recommended that you have experience in patrolling with a Surf Life Saving Club. Through the club system is also an ideal way of gaining the essential qualifications required in order to apply for a position.
Yes. SLSWA currently has exchange programmes with the UK, South Africa, Darwin and Denmark. It is highly recommended you contact your lifeguard manager regarding the best process on entering the exchange programme.
Yes. However, this dependant on the number of local applications from Western Australia.
The Pool Bronze Medallion is run by Royal Life Saving and is a two day course (14 contact hours) whereas the Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion is run over a 6 week period and amounts to at least 40 contact hours.
Whilst the names are similar the course content is quite different, you will require a Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion unless you are applying for a pool position.
Pay rates are determined on roles, responsibilities and experience. You will be assigned a pay rate based on those factors.
Yes, this can be very beneficial and also a great way to gain more experience.