FAQ's

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.

The Rookie Lifeguard Program is open to those aged 16 and 17 as of 1 October 2021. 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.

Enrolments open on Saturday, 20 November at 9am (AWST). We will share information about enrolments 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.