Pool Lifeguard

The Pool Lifeguard National training package is designed to provide the required skills to work as a Pool Lifeguard in aquatic environments such as Swim Centres and recreational facilities.

Course Structure

The course covers cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic and advanced water rescues and consists of both theory and practical components.

  • Online Theory component
  • 2-Day Face to Face Practical workshops  (6 - 8 hrs per day)

The pre-course online theory component will give insight as to what will be taught on the days of their face to face attendance and will also provide insight into the terminology and expectations of a Pool Lifeguard.

The face to face practical workshops involve physical components including a 200m swim, recover and resuscitate, contact and non-contact tows and the basic and advanced water rescue techniques, all of which are contextualised to the facility. You will also be required to perform CPR for an extended period of time.

The theory components on the days of the face to face delivery are all active learning activities where everyone will be involved. All prospective Pool Lifeguards will be involved in active learning, role plays and troubleshooting activities on the days of their attendance. Communication, conflict resolution skills, incident reporting, and Venue checklists are also done within the theory component.

Pre-requisite

HLTAID003 - First Aid

Units of Competency / Course Content

Course SISSS00111 covers the following units within the Certificate III of Aquatics and Recreation:

HLTAID003

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

PUAEME001B

Provide emergency care

PUAEME003C

Administer oxygen in an emergency situation

SISCAQU002

Perform basic water rescues

SISCAQU006

Supervise clients in aquatic locations

SISCAQU007

Perform advanced water rescues

Accreditation Requirements

Completion of:

  • Online Theory Modules
  • Practical Workshop Induction
  • Competency Assessment

You may enroll into the Pool Lifeguard National training package from 16 years of age.

Once this qualification has been attained, a refresher will need to be carried out every 12 months.

Certification | Accreditation

Students who have successfully completed this course will receive an electronic ASCTA Pool Lifeguard certificate along with a Statement of Attainment listing the above competencies. 

 

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