QLD Observers Award

QLD Observers Award requirements

As an Observer, you will be able to supplement your First Aid or ART awards on patrol with the skills and knowledge to actively patrol the beach and assist in the surveillance of beachgoers. The Observers Award is also required for Nipper Age Managers.

What qualifications or prerequisites do I need?

  • Qualifications - No specific qualifications
  • Prerequisites - Must be a minimum of 13 years old on the day of the course commencement

Course outcomes:

  • Surf awareness and skills: Identifying rips, different types of waves, patient recognition
  • Communication: Signals
  • Beach management


Each course schedule can vary depending on trainer and facility availability but takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to complete. Specific schedules will be issued for each course.

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It takes a lot of money to run a surf lifesaving club; from the equipment needed on the beach (vehicles, boards, IRBs, first aid kits, defibrillators etc) to administration and training to facilitate patrolling.

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