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Training Officer – Volunteer Member Training

Exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and innovative individual to join the LSV Volunteer Training Team.  Great location, hardworking & fun team, apply now!

LSV is a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering Training and Assessment to our Volunteer Lifesavers through our large Volunteer Network.

Reporting to the Volunteer Training Manager, the Volunteer Training – Officer supports the development and maintenance of LSV organisational Training standards and policies within Lifesaving Clubs across Victoria through the provision of training delivery, support, monitoring and mentoring.

The roles primary focus is to provide support to our Life Saving clubs across the state, through ensuring RTO compliance processes are maintained and capability increased through the facilitation and mentoring of new and existing Trainers and Assessors, ensuring club self-sufficiency and sustainability.

Provide support to key stakeholders through collaboration, development of resources, support of compliance tasks and the administration of program, forums and workshops. To further build capacity at grass roots and state level and to identify opportunities to simplify processes and innovations.

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a professional with exceptional organisational skills and demonstrated administrative experience. You will enjoy working with a diverse client base with a passion to educate and develop. You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a passion for customer service excellence.

Specific requirements:  Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) and the ability to maintain current relevant qualifications and professional development evidence in line with ASQA / VET requirements and LSV structures.  You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to operate in a high pressure environment.  You will have a Learning and Development background, with a track record of innovation and continuous improvement.

Personal attributes: demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will be flexible, be able to co-ordinate on the run to get the best outcomes for your volunteers. You will be detail orientated and able to work to deadlines.

Communication skills:  Sound communication, including well-developed written and oral skills. You will have the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders.

Successful applicants will be inducted in Life Saving processes and procedures and poses knowledge of training and assessment practices, would be highly regarded.

Committed to providing a flexible and diverse workplace, Life Saving Victoria will provide a positive work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

This is a full-time / permanent role.

Position Description

For further information please contact Dean Hemburrow on 9676 6950 or [email protected]

Applications close  10 August 2018

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via email to: [email protected]



Beach Lifeguards, Events Lifeguards and RWC Lifeguards

Applications are now open for those who wish to be considered for employment as a Life Saving Victoria (LSV) paid lifeguard for the 2018/2019 season. 

 Positions exist for beach lifeguards, event lifeguards, as well as specialist roles for LSVComms Operators, RWC lifeguards and lifeguards at Rowing Victoria events. 

 To apply, please complete the paid Lifeguard application by midnight Sunday, 2 September 2018, refer https://lifesavingvictoria.wufoo.com/forms/zzuhqkx0mucdpp/ 

 Applicants may nominate to apply for work as an event lifeguard. Event lifeguard work is available year-round for events both within Melbourne and regional areas. 

Prior to completing the application form, please ensure you have confirmed your prerequisite qualifications through your SLS Members Portal account via https://portal.sls.com.au  

 Positions available (please indicate on the application form all roles you are interested in): 

  • Beach Lifeguard 
  • RWC Lifeguard 
  • Chief Lifeguard 
  • LSVComms Operator 
  • Event Lifeguard 

 Pre-requisite Awards 

  • Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)) 
  • First Aid / Apply (Senior) First Aid 
  • Spinal Management Award 
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate (ARTC) 
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management 
  • IRB Crew 
  • Current Employment Working With Children Check 


  • IRB Driver (strongly encouraged) 
  • Gold Medallion (strongly encouraged) 
  • ATV Operators Certificate / Induction (strongly encouraged) 
  • RWC – Rescue Water Craft Operator Certificate 
  • Pool Lifeguard 


Beach Lifeguard Positions will be available across the following regions: 

  • Bass 
  • Geelong 
  • Gippsland 
  • Peninsula 
  • Bayside, Kingston and Surf Coast (RWC) 
  • Surf Coast & Otway 
  • Western 

 The main employment period is from 26 December 2018 through to 26 January 2019 with extended periods at Woolamai, Portsea, Ocean Grove, Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea and Lorne. 

 Lifeguards may nominate their preferred location/s, however allocations will be made based on operational requirements. Where possible we will place successful applicants at their preferred locations. Lifeguards are encouraged to work in different areas across the state to further develop their lifeguarding experience. 

All Lifeguards applicants are required to be current in all pre-requisite awards and attend an interview if they wish to Lifeguard for the 2018/2019 season. 


Education Instructors & Team Leaders

Fantastic opportunity to join the LSV team for the Summer and make a difference teaching the Victorian community about water safety!


  • Open Water Learning Experience – Instructors;
  • Open Water Learning Experience – Team Leaders; and
  • Sink or Swim – Meet a Lifeguard – Instructors

Opportunities exist for energetic and passionate individuals to educate participants in LSV’s key water safety program.

You will supervise and instruct participants (ranging from the ages of 6 to 18) for Life Saving Victoria’s (LSV) community and school based education programs, ensuring an understanding of key messages are delivered in an enthusiastic, professional and safe manner.

Programs are delivered across metro Melbourne (Sorrento – Geelong) beaches, pools, classrooms and inland waterways, with some flexibility for instructors to work preferred venues, shift times and days to fit in with other commitments (work, study, club duties, family, etc.).

Shifts are available predominantly during school hours from October to December & February to late March. Weekend and regional work is also available as well as further opportunities throughout the year.

Positions Descriptions

Education Program Instructor_Position Description

Education Program Team Leader Position Description

Applications close 17th August 2018

To apply, please complete the online application form via the link: Applications 


For more information contact Jessica Acocks via email: [email protected]; or Phone: (03) 9676 6986


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