Qualifications and Awards

Through our parent organisation, Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ), Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club actively supports the ongoing training and development of its members.  A wide range of educational opportunities are available at a club, local, regional and national level and members are invited to contact us if they are interested in attending a course or wish to work towards gaining a particular qualification.

TMSLSC members commonly work towards some of the following qualifications:

Surf Lifeguard Award:

Pre requisites: Member of  TMSLSC, 14 years or over. See Become a lifeguard

First Aid Level 1:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 14 years or over

First Aid Level 2:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 15 years or over, First Aid level 1

First Aid Level 3:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 17 years or over, First Aid levels 1 and 2

First Aid Pain Relief Module:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 18 years or over, First Aid levels 1, 2 and 3

Marine VHF Radio Operators:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 14 years or over, Refreshed Surf Lifeguard Award

Intermediate Lifeguard School:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 15 years or over, Refreshed Surf Lifeguard Award, Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate, Current SLS First Aid level 1, min 1 season active patrolling experience, swim 400m in under 8 minutes, club endorsement, IRB Crewperson module (recommended)

Senior Lifeguard Award – Patrol Captain:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 15 years or over, Refreshed Surf Lifeguard Award, Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate, Current SLS First Aid level 1, min 2 years patrolling experience.

IRB Crewpersons Module:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 14 years or over, Refreshed Surf Lifeguard Award

Senior Lifeguard Award – IRB Drivers:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 16 years or over, Refreshed Surf Lifeguard Award (and held for at least 6 months), IRB Crewpersons certificate, Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate.

Surf Lifeguard Instructors Award:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 16 years or over, Refreshed Surf Lifeguard Award, Current SLS First Aid level 1

IRB Instructors Award:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 18 years or over, Refreshed Senior Lifeguard Award – IRB drivers, Current SLS First Aid Level 1,

Surf Official Level 1:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC

Introduction to Surf Coaching:

Pre requisites: Member of TMSLSC, 14 years or over

There are many additional courses and qualifications available through SLSNZ. For more details see their website or contact us to discuss your lifeguard pathway further.