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Want to become a pool lifeguard?

​This short course provides the skills and knowledge required to work as a pool lifeguard. The course is delivered and assessed over two full days from pool/aquatic environment.

All candidates must ensure they have a current level 2 first aid course (HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid) prior to enrolment. A certified copy of the Statement of Attainment must be supplied upon enrolment.

Units of competency for Skillset:

HLTAID003 Provide first aid (Credit Transferred)
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
HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

All participants must ensure they are competent and confident swimmers. You will be required to:

• swim 200 metres under six minutes without using equipment
​• retrieve objects from deep water.

It is advised that participants test themselves against these benchmarks prior to enrolling.

Please be advised that each aquatic facility has different age requirements when hiring lifeguards and obtaining this qualification is no guarantee of future employment.

Please note: International students are not eligible to enrol in this course.

Course code
On campus
Frankston, Workplace
  • Fees

    Fee: $300.00


  • Available sessions and enrol online
    Available sessions and enrol online
    Campus Starts on Finishes Time Sessions Available places Enrol
    Frankston 07/11/2020 08/11/2020 Sat, Sun 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM 2 9
    Frankston 05/12/2020 06/12/2020 Sat, Sun 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM 2 10
  • What to bring
    Bathers, towel, notepad and pen