Pool Lifeguard (SISSS00111)

The Pool Lifeguard course includes both written and physical elements. This course aims to provide participants with necessary skills when dealing with a medical emergency in an aquatic environment. 

Course Content

The Pool Lifeguard course contains a written knowledge assessment as well as a physical component:

  • Physical elements of the course:
    • Retrieve an object from the deep parts of the pool (3-5m)
    • Swim 25m, and then tow a patient back 25m in less than 1 minute and 45 seconds
    • Swim 200m in less than 6 minutes
    • General strength and fitness to tread water for extended periods of time

The theory component will develop participants skills: 

  • Identify and respond to aquatic emergencies
  • Apply basic and advanced water rescue principles
  • Communicate incident details
  • Accident prevention
  • Facility analysis and supervision
  • Lifeguarding skills and procedures
  • Public relations and public education
  • Swimming and leisure pool safety
  • Lifeguarding and the Law
  • The role of a Lifeguard
  • Written knowledge assessment
  • Physical elements of the course:
    • Retrieve an object from the deep parts of the pool (3-5m)
    • Swim 25m, and then tow a patient back 25m in less than 1 minute and 45 seconds
    • Swim 200m in less than 6 minutes
    • General strength and fitness to tread water for extended periods of time

Pre-Requisites 

To enrol in the Pool Lifeguard Course (SISSS00111)  participants must first meet the listed requirements:

  • You must be 16 years of age 
  • Hold a current Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) Certificate 

 Accreditation and Validity 

On successful completion of the Pool Lifeguard course, participants will receive a nationality recognised certificate.
This qualification is valid for 12 months, re qualification course will need to be completed annually.

More Information

For more information on our courses or to enrol in our Pool Lifeguard course please contact our Education Manager 
Sam Edwards 
Phone: (08) 8985 6588
Email: sam.edwards@lifesavingnt.com.au