Metro Program: Yes, the program will run from 8am – 5pm daily for five days. Rookies will need to make arrangements to arrive and depart from SLSWA Head Office, Balcatta each day.

Regional Program: This is a camp style program where participants will arrive at the SLSWA South West Development Centre in Margaret River at 10:30am on Monday, 18 December and stay overnight until departing at 11am, Thursday, 21 December. Participants will need to organise their own transport to and from the SW Development Centre in Margaret River.

The Rookie Lifeguard Program is open to those aged 16 and 17 as of 1 October 2023. Please note that if a registration is made from a person who does not meet all pre-requisites the booking will be cancelled, and payment will be refunded.

Registrations for both programs will open on the 20 November, 2023. We will share information about enrolment dates across our various communications channels, including Facebook and Instagram, and in our members’ newsletter.

There is a lot of interest in the Rookie Lifeguard Program and we expect places to fill up quickly. Please note you will also have to make payment at the time of registration.

Yes, all Rookies are required at the time of enrolment to either hold a current SLS Bronze Medallion or be enrolled in a course that will be assessed prior to the start date of the Program.

Rookies must have a current SLS Bronze Medallion at the commencement of the program.

The Lifeguard recruitment process is conducted separately from the Rookie Lifeguard Program; however, Rookies will gain experience in skills and knowledge directly applicable to being a Lifeguard.

SLSWA Lifeguard recruitment staff will also be involved in several activities throughout the program providing Rookies with an opportunity to interact and gain insight into the Lifeguard recruitment and employment process.

In addition, the top 10 Rookies from the week one program will be selected to attend the Lifeguard immersion to gain further on the job experience and training.