Royal Life Saving Facilitators (previously known as Examiners) are members of Royal Life Saving NSW, with the ability and status to instruct and examine land-based and aquatic-based programs within the suite of Royal Life Saving Awards.
Royal Life Saving Awards can be gained progressively by people of all ages and abilities. They are non-accredited programs, aimed at individuals or groups within the community.
Royal Life Saving NSW categorises their Facilitator network into the following groups (click on the links below to find out more):
Facilitators must meet the required criteria for each respective facilitator type, and must successfully complete an application, as well as pay a fee in order to become approved.
For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact your nearest Royal Life Saving NSW Branch.
My client is asking for a HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – Can I offer this as a Resuscitation Facilitator?
Resuscitation Training conducted by a Resuscitation (or Bronze) Facilitator can only be recognised with a Resuscitation Award, issued through Royal Life Saving. HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a Nationally Accredited unit of competency. While Royal Life Saving NSW’s network of Facilitators cannot deliver this training, it can be delivered by a Royal Life Saving NSW Trainer and Assessor, through the organisation’s status as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO 90666).
For more information, please visit our Training Section.
What is a Statement of Attainment?
A Statement of Attainment is a document which shows the nationally recognised unit(s) of competency that a student has completed through their training.
What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number, made up of numbers and letters. It is a requirement, Australia-wide, that all candidates undertaking nationally recognised training will need a USI in order to obtain their certificate or qualification from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). A USI gives students access to their online USI account which will help keep all your nationally recognised training records together. Candidates can access their USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.
I’m a Teacher – Why do I need a USI?
In regards to vocational training, the term ‘student’ refers to any candidate enrolled into training course, regardless of age or occupation.
School teachers undertaking compliance training at work, for work, or for personal knowledge, are considered students.
What is the difference between a Resuscitation (Award) Certificate and a HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
A Resuscitation award is a ‘non accredited’ certificate, which awarded through training completed by a Royal Life Saving NSW Facilitator. It does not lead to a qualification recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
The unit of competency HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, however, is a nationally recognised qualification under the AQF, and can only be issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). This course can be delivered by a Royal Life Saving NSW Trainer and Assessor, but not through Royal Life Saving NSW’s Facilitator network.
While many industries may still recognise a Royal Life Saving NSW Resuscitation Award to fulfil the requirements of compliance training, some industries will require a nationally recognised unit to be issued.
Do I need my Bronze Medallion to be a Pool Lifeguard?
While the Bronze Medallion Award is no longer a pre-requisite for Pool Lifeguard training in NSW, it is still a very useful entry level for those interested in a career in aquatics, or just for personal interest. As well as being a great test of fitness, the Bronze Medallion is a great introduction into contact and non-contact rescue techniques.
How long is my HLTAID003 Provide First Aid qualification valid for?
The HLTAID003 Provide first aid is valid for 3 years. Within the First Aid course, a HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation unit is also issued to successful candidates and is valid for 1 year.
How long is my HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation qualification valid for?
The HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation is valid for 12 months. Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines recommend annual CPR training in order to keep up to date knowledge and skills maintained.