SurfCom Operators

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Surname: First Name: DOB:


Suburb: Postcode:

Mobile: Club: Email:

Why are you interested in working for Surf Life Saving Queensland as a SurfCom Operator?

Are you currently employed by Surf Life Saving Queensland? Yes No (please specify role)

Please mark times closest to your general availability. NB: shifts times are based on organisational needs:


DAY (E.G. 8AM – 5PM)





Version: 002 Date: October 2018


SLSQ SurfCom Operators are required to maintain currency for the below:  Advanced Resuscitations Techniques Certificate  SLSQ Radio Operators Certificate  Current SurfCom Operator’s Proficiency  SLSA Bronze Medallion  Positive Working with Children Blue Card

Should you be successful, do you have any concerns about your ability to ensure currency of the above:


Are you a citizen of Australia of New Zealand?



If yes, you will be required to provide a copy of your Australian/NZ birth certificate, Australian/NZ passport or Australian/NZ Citizenship certificate and photo ID upon commencement.

If no, are you authorised to work in Australia?



If yes, you will be required to provide details and a copy of your Visa and passport during the recruitment process.* If no, unfortunately we are unable to proceed with your expression of interest.

*Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) will collect personal information about you i.e. Date of birth, passport details and visa status that will enable SLSQ to conduct a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) enquiry. If you are not entitled to work in Australia, the Commonwealth may use our VEVO account details to locate you. SLSQ will gain your written consent to conduct a VEVO enquiry if required.


I hereby declare that the information I have provided is true & correct.




Job Vacancies


Title: Employment Opportunity – Call for Applications for SurfCom Operators (Casual)
Document ID: 178.10.18
Department: Human Resources
Audience: Gold Coast Clubs, Gold Coast Branches, SLSQ Staff Summary: Working from the State Operations Communications Centre (SOCC) in Mermaid Beach, these casual roles are responsible for the coordination of frontline communications and operations of Surf Lifesaving services. Date: 15 October 2018

Leadership | Community | Safety | Trust | Respect | Teamwork

All those involved supporting one overarching principle:

Saving Lives

We see surf lifesavers on the beach in the red and yellow, but not many people are aware of the extremely hardworking and dedicated staff and volunteer SurfCom Operators who spend their time patrolling the airwaves. SurfCom coordinate patrols, task emergency services, and track what’s happening along the expansive coastline using cutting edge technology (including GPS tracking systems for all lifesaving craft, UHF and VHF radio frequencies, and voice recognition data recording), and operate a surf safety camera surveillance system. They are equipped with state-of-the-art technology to connect beach patrols and emergency services across the coast.

Surf Life Saving Queensland has an exciting opportunity for SurfCom Operators to join our Operations Support team on a casual basis. Working from the State Operations Communications Centre (SOCC) from Mermaid Beach, this casual role is responsible for the coordination of frontline communications and operations of Surf Lifesaving services.

In this role you will:  Provide effective radio communications  Monitor communication equipment including radio network and camera network  Assist in effective deployment of SLSQ resources to potential high risk areas  Liaise with external emergency serves to coordinate responses to incidents  Effectively manage radio traffic on network to ensure high quality transmissions

Role Requirements  SLSA Bronze Medallion  Working with Children Blue Card or ability to obtain one quickly.  Current SurfCom Operators Proficiency.  SLSQ Radio Operators Certificate  ART Certificate  Flexibility to work week days, weekends and nights as required  First Aid Certificate – Highly Regarded  Certificate IV in Training & Assessment – Highly Regarded

How to Apply Please submit your resume and enclosed Expression of Interest form to Applications must be received on or before 21st of October 2018.

Skills Maintenance Dates 2018/2019 Season

Members are asked to confirm by email with, your preferred date of assessment.  Ensure your membership is paid by the 31st August for a 10% discount.

Members must be both financial and have completed the Online assessment before they undertake Skills Maintenance on the beach.

Step1. Access your SLS account

Step 2. Select 'MyTraining' from the menu. 

Step 3. Review the SLSQ - 2018/2019 Season Skills Maintenance Bulletin by selecting 'Review', then 'View Slides', then 'Start'.  You'll need to download the bulletin to read.  

Step 4. 'Take Assessment' (look to the bottom tool bar) once you've understood the content of the bulletin.

Beach assessment begins at 8.00am. followed by Training Room assessment.

Dates:             9th September             28th October                 18th November

Job Vacancies - Life Guards needed

Surf Life Saving Queensland is seeking expressions of interest from highly motivated individuals with a strong background in lifesaving services to fulfil casual Lifeguard positions over the summer period. Positions available in 

North Queensland (Port Douglas – Mission Beach) 

Townsville (Forrest Beach – Alva beach) 

Mackay (Eimeo – Sarina) 

Wide-Bay (Yeppoon – Hervey bay) 

Sunshine Coast ( Noosa – Caloundra) 

South East Queensland (South Bank & all areas excluding Sunshine Coast)

Reporting to the regions Lifeguard Supervisor, Lifeguards are responsible for maintaining supervision and safety to members of the public by providing advice on safety, performing rescues, first aid and resuscitation as required.
To be successful in this role, ideally you will have:  A high level of lifesaving knowledge and experience  Demonstrate a high level of fitness  Excellent customer service and public relations skills
Role Requirements  800m pool swim in 14 minutes or 400m pool swim in under 8 minutes (Lagoon Only) (Minimum pool length is 25m)  Ocean Mission ( for ocean lifeguards only)  Bronze Medallion (Certificate II Public Safety – Aquatic Rescue) or industry equivalent  First Aid Certificate  Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate  A current Working with Children Blue Card or ability to obtain one quickly  A current Queensland Driver’s License  Be at least 18 years of age for Ocean Lifeguards  Be at least 17 years of age for Lagoon Lifeguards  Recreational Marine License and Personal Watercraft License – Highly regarded  Successful applicants will be invited to attend a mandatory fitness test and training will be provided to obtain all outstanding Surf Life Saving qualifications.
Suitable applicants will then be invited to complete a fitness test and if successful proceed to do relevant training and inductions. Training in the required qualifications will be offered to suitable applicants.  
Please submit applications along with resumes for the above positions to the following address by Sunday 22nd July 2018
Kind Regards,
GREGORY CAHILL Chief Lifeguard