Certificates & Training

New Zealand Red Cross is very pleased to launch an online AED training portal. This portal features free online courses and videos that cover everything anyone would need to know about using an AED.

The general public may know about AED’s and frequently see them, yet many people are not confident they could use one. We can change that.

Members wishing to become a surf lifeguard must complete their "bronze" surf lifguarding award.

Waimairi SLSC gives free instruction to members over a number of weeks to prepare applicants for their award exam.

Applicants must be over 14 years old and be able to complete the following:

  • 400 metre pool swim within 9 minutes
  • Beach Run Swim Run (200m x 200m x 200m)
  • Tube Rescue
  • CPR Assessment
  • Theory Assessment (includes First Aid, Beach Environment, Rescue Response, Lifeguarding Skills)

The club also assists members in obtaining qualifications through the Surf Lifesaving New Zealand winter Surf Alive Programmes

Other courses available through SLSNZ include:

  • First Aid Level 1
  • First Aid Level 2
  • First Aid Level 3 (Pre Hospital Emergency Care)
  • VHF Radio Operator
  • IRB Crewman
  • IRB Driver
  • Senior Lifeguard Award
  • Instructor Awards
  • Examiner Awards
  • Surf Official
  • Surf First Aid
  • Surf Com
  • Board Rescue
  • Rock Training & Rescue
  • Intermediate Lifeguard
  • Patrol Captain
  • Patrol Support