Professional Development Opportunities

To support the Aquatic Industry and LSV members, we are pleased to continue to build on our professional development opportunities. Many of the offerings are free or low cost and offer opportunities to upskill and build capacity both professionally and personally, whilst broadening your network and empowering you to be your very best.

LSV welcomes feedback and input into professional development offerings and encourage anyone interested in contributing to please contact the L&D team via

AFAR Ahead

Following the success of the AFAR PD series earlier in the year, LSV is pleased to announce the continuation of this series providing free industry specific PD, which have moved to fast-paced monthly sessions. The next session will be this Wednesday 9th September.

Sessions are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and are delivered in three streams:

  • 10am-10:30am – Safety & Operations
  • 10:30-11:00am – Swimming and Water Safety Education
  • 11:00-11:30am – Leadership

For more information on the schedule / upcoming sessions please visit or contact to have a standing calendar invite sent to you.

Blue Connections

Blue Connections is Life Saving Victoria’s networking event series. It connects the broader Aquatic Industry, volunteer members, staff, emergency services, education, sport and Recreation sectors, and interested community members together each month to network, share, and grow through interactive professional and personal development workshops – currently being delivered by webinar.

Date: Thursday 1st October 2020
Time: 7:00pm start
Location: Via Microsoft Teams
Cost: $10 for members/$15 for non-members
Keynote Speaker: Tony Walker ASM, Chief Executive Officer, Ambulance Victoria
Topic: Building a Wellbeing Culture

For more information on the schedule / upcoming sessions or to register please visit or contact

Free Member Online PD and Mental Wellbeing Series

LSV are pleased to be offering a free 12-week personal and professional development series, delivered to you through Microsoft Teams

  • Leadership and Skills Development: These PD sessions offer short and sharp relevant topics across all areas of leadership and skills development in lifesaving each Tuesday and Wednesday evenings @ 7pm.
  • Mental Wellbeing Mondays: LSV recognises that taking a holistic approach to mental wellbeing is more important than ever. This series will cover a range of topics to assist you in staying well and proactively looking after your wellbeing. The mental wellbeing series will be delivered each Monday at 12pm with an aim to kick of the week on the right note.

Topics over the 12 weeks include: Mental Wellbeing During Isolation | Mindfulness Leadership |Positive Mindset and Actions | Mental Health and Building Resilience |Critical Incident Support | Building Awareness and Understanding of EQ | Fight or Flight response | Men’s Health | The Unbreakable Farmer; A Regional Perspective | Resilient Leadership

For more information on the schedule / upcoming sessions or to register please visit or contact

Industry Master Classes

LSV will be delivering a number of Master Classes and over the next 12-months we will be engaging with some brilliant facilitators to bring to the Aquatic Industry half day workshops on topics such as High Performing Teams, Growth Mindsets, Critical Incident / Psychological First Aid and Creating Psychologically Safe Cultures.

These workshops initially will be delivered online, with the intent to deliver face-to-face both metro and regionally, with the opportunity to network and share.

For more information on the schedule / upcoming sessions or to register please visit or contact

Female Leadership Network

In June 2013, LSV launched the Female Leadership Network (FLN), with a mission to bring females from all facets of the organisation together to inspire and be inspired.

We hoped to encourage a cultural change by championing positive female role models, supporting female leadership and personal development and by providing females an opportunity to network and share. The FLN is open to all females over 18 and male champions, and provides development opportunities year-round through keynote sessions, leadership programs, networking events and scholarships.

For more information on the schedule / upcoming sessions please visit To register please visit  (note this session is open to a maximum of 20 people)

Water Safety @ Home

Life Saving Victoria has developed a new ‘Water Safety @ Home’ online activity suite, to provide schools, industry, clubs and the community with interactive virtual resources to encourage the continuation of swimming and water safety education at home or in the classroom. These activities include new Swimming & Water Safety Toolkit resources; CPR & First Aid for Kids @ Home + Everyday Lifesaver App; Swimming @ Home; Nippers @ Home; and the Water Safety Watch & Learn video series.

For more information or to access the resources please visit

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