We are looking for Lifeguards to join our team. No experience required, all training provided.  

Lifeguards use their skills in accident prevention and rescue response to ensure the safety of individuals who are using an aquatic facility. SLSNT Lifeguards work at Leanyer Recreation Park, Palmerston Water Park and at the pools on Darwin Defence Bases.  

Check out our Instagram page @lifeguardterritory to see a little more about our work. 

Aspiring lifeguards must be:

  • at least 16 years of age,
  • able to hold a valid Ochre Card,
  • able to complete a 200m swim in under six (6) minutes,
  • willing and able to undertake all training and commit to at least six (6) months of work.

Casual roles available (up to 60 hours per fortnight) you must be available to work over the Christmas and New Year period.

Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia. 

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Want to join our team?

SLSNT will provide all the training required to become a Lifeguard. 

Successful applicants will be employed as Trainee Lifeguards and invited to take part in the Lifeguard Training Program to gain their qualifications. Get paid whilst training, including dedicated training blocks and on the job training. 

At the end of the Program, Trainee Lifeguards will be recognised as qualified Lifeguards and able to work at most SLSNT facilities.  

You must be available.....

    • One swim test. Tests will be held on Thursday 23, Friday 24, Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November 2023.
    • Training block 1 from Monday 11 December to Friday 15 December 2023
    • On the job training from Saturday 16 December 2023 (shifts based on your availability).

An outline of the selection process is as follows:

  1. Applicants are invited to a swim test. Applicants must complete a 200m swim in under 6 minutes at a local pool and SLSNT will email an invitation to those we are interested in. 
  2. If applicant passed the swim test, or has the potential to improve their time, SLSNT will arrange for a short interview to be conducted. 
  3. Successful applicants are offered employment as a Trainee Lifeguard (and a place in the Lifeguard Training Program).
  4. At completion of all training will be employed as a Lifeguard.

If you believe you have what it takes to be a lifeguard, then please apply today.

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Lifeguard Training Program 

SLSNT Lifeguards are a highly trained team. We developed the Lifeguard Training Program to ensure we get the right people in our team. The Lifeguard Training Program includes the Trainee and Bronze stages of the SLSNT Pathway and takes between 3-6 weeks to complete. 

Our preference is always to hire someone with a great attitude and potential regardless of their qualifications.

At the completion of our Lifeguard Training Program, successful applicants will hold the following nationally recognised qualifications: 

  • SLS Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques.
  • Pool Lifeguard Certificate.

Most importantly, once all training has been completed, Trainees are fully qualified to work as a Lifeguard with SLSNT across most of our locations. Further training is available for those interested in expanding their knowledge. 

If you hold some or all of these qualifications, please apply as we can tailor our training to suit.  

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Successful candidates will require full working rights in Australia. 

SLSNT is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to safeguarding children and young people. We will require the successful candidates to undergo a screening process prior to appointment, a process that may include, but is not limited to, reference checks, an identity check, a ‘working with children’ and/or a ‘national criminal history record’ check.

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Position Description

Contact the Lifeguard Manager, Josh Mitchener
Phone: (08) 8985 6588
Email: lifeguard@lifesavingnt.com.au

Updated 7 June 2023.