Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Training Officer Certificate

Award Summary:

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and experience to deliver quality training of Surf Life Saving awards. This is a pre-requisite to being a trainer in Surf Life Saving awards.

Unit/s of Competency:

TAEDEL301A - Provide work skill instruction.


On completion of this course candidates will be issued with a statement of attainment for the above unit.

To become a SLSA endorsed training officer, candidates must then be mentored to train a minimum of two (2) courses in their chosen field. Once this has been signed off by the mentor, candidates will also be issued with a SLSA Training Officer Certificate in the discipline of their choice.

Course content:

  • Adult learners
    • Learning styles
    • Barriers to learning
    • Training performance
    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Training environment and resources
    • What is an effective workplace trainer?
    • What is effective workplace training?
  • Conduct instruction and demonstration
    • Facilitating learning
    • Effective questioning
    • Presenting a skill-based session
    • Presenting an information based session
  • Training Performance
    • Encouraging feedback
    • Readiness for assessment
    • Evaluating the training session
    • Recording training details


  • Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age on the date of the final assessment

Note: Before you can conduct training for any award (eg Bronze Medallion, IRB crew etc), you must have current knowledge of the award in which you wish to deliver training and be endorsed as a trainer in that award by this Branch.

Course Duration:

The duration of the course is approximately 12 hours. Additional time will be needed to complete training sessions with your mentor at your own Club.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you believe you already possess some or all of the skills and knowledge of this course, you may wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Consult the SLSNSW RPL Guide for Applicants available on the Participant Resources page of the SLSNSW website.

Course enquiries:

Enquiries and bookings for this course are through the Director of Education.


Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.


There are no proficiency requirements for TAEDEL301A.

Training Officers must re-endorse every two years to remain current. As part of this process they need to attend an update workshop and must provide evidence of currency by supplying their Vocational Education and Training (VET) log book details.


Training Officer Courses are Branch facilitated and are run by SLSNSW endorsed facilitators.

Training resources for this course:


  • Training enrolment form
  • Training Officer Certificate Learner guide
  • RPL application form
  • Participant evaluation form
  • Training course report
  • Multi Day attendance sheet


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