Skills Maintenance is intended to ensure that all patrolling Lifesavers remain proficient in their skills and display the appropriate knowledge and understanding of the patrol award criteria for which they are being assessed. The skills maintenance process assists to:
- Ensure ongoing competency of members in their area of training and activity
- Maintain the standards of knowledge and expertise of Lifesavers
- Satisfy legal, organisational and statutory requirements
- Reinforce and maintain LSV’s service commitment to the beach-going public
All members who wish to undertake patrol duties or compete in competitions at a State or National level should undertake annual skills maintenance activities to maintain proficiency.
Skills maintenance includes practical assessment activities and (for some awards) an online theory component. Skill maintenance is in place for the awards listed below and should be completed on an annual basis unless stated otherwise.
*LSV Operations course – select entry.
** Maintenance of award only. Does not lead to the issuance of a qualification.
Strikethrough = deemed not ‘critical/essential training and currently unavailable.
Skills Maintenance Online Theory
To complete the online Skills Maintenance theory go to https://mt.lsv.com.au/login/ and:
- Use your Members Portal username and password to login to the Members Training Portal
- Click on ‘Skills Maintenance’ at the top of the page
- Click ‘Enrol’ for each award you wish to requalify
- Click ‘View Enrolled Courses’ to see which courses you have enrolled in
- Click ‘Launch’ to complete your online theory
- Take a screen shot of the page that shows you have completed the theory or bring your device to your practical session as evidence of completion
- Book into a skills maintenance session
- Receive a confirmation email and check all details, including the practical session date
- Complete your Personal Health Check and bring to the practical session.
- Attend the face-to-face session/s
- Get your skills maintenance card signed off during the session
- Provide your card to the skills maintenance Coordinator
- If successful – monitor your Member Training Portal for updated training records
- If unsuccessful – book into another session and resit the outstanding assessment item/s
The new Bronze component will be delivered via the online learning component of the Skills Maintenance.
Members should aim to complete their annual Skills Maintenance by attending the scheduled dates advertised. All Skills Maintenance should be completed by 31 December. Please advise the Lifesaving Skills Development Manager if you cannot complete your Skills Maintenance by 31 December.
The COVIDSafe Skills Maintenance Practical Session
Saturday 7th November, 2020
Sunday 22nd November, 2020
Sunday 6th December, 2020
Saturday 19th December, 2020
MUST be current financial members
MUST book into a practical session via the Member Training Portal
NO WALK INS WILL BE PERMITTED
To remain COVID compliant all Skills Maintenance practical sessions will be limited to 12 candidates.
- Candidates must bring their completed Personal Health Check.
- Candidates are to bring their own pen, wetsuit, towel (change rooms will be unavailable).
- Candidates will go directly upstairs to the entry point to be ticked off, sign in with QR Code and sanitise.
- They will complete the dry component of the Skills Maintenance.
- Assessment cards will be signed and retained by the assessor.
- Candidates will leave via the exit only where they will sanitise.
- Candidates will proceed directly to the beach. Change rooms will be unavailable.
- The COVID coordinator will take all signed cards to the assessor on the beach.
- Candidates will observe board and tube COVID cleaning demonstrations.
- Candidates will demonstrate signals.
- Candidates will complete run-swim-run in staggered starts (2 at a time).
- Assessor will sign and retain successful assessment cards.
- Candidates will leave the beach, not returning to the clubhouse.
IRBD and IRBC that were qualified in 2019/20 will roll over however IRBD must produce their Marine Licence to be entered onto the Skills Maintenance Card.