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.

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.

Course code
SC900
On campus
Workplace