Industry Updates

New CEO for Life Saving Victoria

After a rigorous and highly competitive recruitment process, LSV are pleased to advise Catherine Greaves has been named Life Saving Victoria’s new CEO. Formally of Emergency Management Victoria, Catherine will commence with Life Saving Victoria from Tuesday, 1 June.

With an extensive background in behavioural science, law and governance, Catherine has successfully led a range of reform and improvement initiatives across various sectors including local and state government, as well as in health, education and emergency management at both regional and metropolitan levels.

This includes her work as the interim CEO of the Country Fire Authority last year, where she led their transition through the Victorian Fire Services Reform.

Catherine demonstrates a strong emphasis on community and volunteers and believes values-driven and people-focused leadership is crucial to shaping culture and achieving organisational outcomes.

The LSV Board are confident Catherine’s appointment meets our key objectives of finding someone who embodies Life Saving Victoria’s values, who is able to engage our community and who can continue to drive our mission and vision into the future.

Together with Catherine, we look forward to continuing to work towards a future free from drowning.

Further information from Catherine will be distributed upon her commencement. We look forward to welcoming Catherine to Life Saving Victoria.

Price Freeze on LSV Training Courses

LSV has taken the decision to place a price freeze on all accredited training courses until at least the end of 2021. To further support the industry, the price freezes are hoped to ensure that training and professional development activities aren’t left behind, as the industry returns to the new normal, following a very challenging 12-month period.

The price freeze is the latest effort to support the industry and follows extensive discounted pricing offered in 2020 and the current free Swim Teacher license renew offering.

Aquatic Courses

First Aid Courses

Open Water Courses

Pool Lifeguard Mental Health First Aid Beach Bronze Medallion
Pool Bronze Medallion CPR Community Surf LSC
Swim Teacher Basic Emergency Life Support Inland Waterway LSC
Teacher of Infant and Toddler First Aid
Teacher of Persons with a Disability Advanced First Aid
Marine License Advanced Resus Techniques
Asthma and Anaphylaxis

AFAR Professional Development

We would like to take a moment to thank our expert panel for sharing their wisdom, experience and time with us at our latest Aquatic, Fitness and Recreation (AFAR) Industry Professional Development Series held on 11 May.

It was fantastic to gain their insights into our current industry challenge, “where have all the pool lifeguards and swimming teachers gone?”

Also, a big thank you to everyone who attended LSV or tuned in remotely and took part in our Emerging Challenges session. Congratulations on the investment you have made for yourselves and for your teams.

To access a recording of this session, head to:

We look forward to seeing you at the next AFAR event on Tuesday 10 August

LSV Industry PD Masterclass

LSV Industry People team is gearing up to deliver its third Industry PD Masterclass for 2021 on 10th August, following the AFAR PD sessoion, and we are excited to welcome our partner, Leading Teams to deliver: Creating a Culture of High Performing Leaders

This session will be an interactive workshop where you and your team have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow industry peers while developing deeper leadership and culture skills.

LSV Blue Connections Feedback Opportunity – Extended

While Blue Connections takes a short break, we are reaching out to seek your feedback to assist us in improving your event experience.

Previously each session was held once a month at LSV State Centre, which included a light dinner, refreshments, networking and featured a different keynote speaker and topic related to professional and personal development.

By providing your feedback, we can better understand your requirements and tailor Blue Connections to you and your team’s needs. Link to the short 5-minute survey:

Dangerous goods regulations strengthened

Duty holders storing or handling hazardous material above certain quantities will have to follow strict new reporting requirements following amendments to dangerous goods regulations.

From 1 July, the Dangerous Goods (Storage and Handling) Regulations 2012 will require all duty holders occupying premises with prescribed quantities of dangerous goods to notify WorkSafe at least every two years.

Previously, notification was required every five years.

If there are significant changes, as prescribed in the Regulations, to a site where dangerous goods are stored and handled, an additional notification will also be required within three business days of the change occurring.

For more information, please visit: Dangerous goods regulations strengthened – WorkSafe

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