Branch Facilitated Courses

Branch Facilitated Courses are advertised on the FNC Branch Website.

Remember, nominations for all Branch Facilitated Courses must come via the Club either via the Secretary or Training Officer ( and include the applicants current email address. - training enrolment form.

IRB Crew and Driver Training - 2020

Those members interested in completing the IRB Crew and/or IRB Driver Course, we have received the schedule from the SLSNSW Education Manager and is as follows:

IRB Crew - dates

  • Friday 7th Feb 2020, 4pm - 6pm
  • Saturday 8th Feb 2020, 6am - 4pm
  • Sunday 9th Feb 2020, 6.30am - 3pm.

IRB Driver - dates

  • Saturday 29th Feb 2020, time tba
  • Sunday 1st March 2020, time tba
  • Driver training will continue through April/May and assessment arranged depending on member ability and competence.

Location : Salt SLSC and beach will be the primary location, if conditions are not favourable a backup location will be organised and the course will proceed regardless.

Additional Information:

  • Bronze Medallion is a prerequisite for IRB Crew course; IRB Crew is a pre requisite for the IRB Driver course.
  • You will be required to bring a pen and adequate food and water.
  • It is also advisable for the water activities to have some warm clothing and a wetsuit.

Please confirm your attendance ASAP to Chief Training Officer at so we can pass on your details to SLSNSW Education Manager.

Australian Lifeguard Service Facilitiated Courses

As part of our ongoing support and club relationships we would like to share with you our Education Calendar for courses we have coming up in our area should you have any members interested in attending.

Courses are as follows:

  • 1st November 2019 Advanced Resuscitation @ Lighthouse Beach
  • 1st and 2nd November 2019 Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue @ Lighthouse Beach
  • 3rd November 2019 First Aid Course @ Lighthouse Beach
  • 21st November 2019 First Aid @ Kingscliff Beach
  • 22nd November 2019 Advanced Resuscitation @ Kingscliff Beach
  • 23rd November 2019 Silver Medallion Beach Management @ Kingscliff Beach
  • 23rd and 24th November 2019 Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue @ Kingscliff Beach

All candidates must meet the minimum requirements and prerequisites for the awards, if you pass on their details we will be happy to clarify all this with them and have them added to our courses and confirm with your relevant club CTO and Branch DOE prior to the courses.

Any questions dont hesitate to contact Brent


The ALBERT program “Australian Life Boat Emergency Rescue Training“ is a branch run training program aimed at improving the skills of current IRB drivers and crew, as well as training new drivers and crew.  The program is about developing all the skills required to effectively operate an IRB in a constructive and cooperative environment.

Training Schedule for 2018/19

If you are interested in joining the 2018/19 program in any capacity, please contact IRB Captain ( or Club Captain ( and they will help you get organised.

You can also check out the ALBERT Facebook page

The FNC Branch wants to attract young members onto this pathway.  The majority of IRB teams across the States are under the age of 29 and consist of nearly 40% young women. The old days and old ways of IRB racing have been updated with professionally managed competitions and safe training protocols.

Bronze holders can first gain their IRB Crew Certificate, then progress towards IRB Driver Certificate.

Education Resources - Bronze Medallion

If any SALT SLSC active members are interested in any courses advertised here, please advise by email to