Course Details

Pool Lifeguard

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost Single Enrol Group Enrol
Pool Lifeguard Full Course 20, 21, 22 April 2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm RED Centre (Prince Alfred College) 12 $290.00
Pool Lifeguard 26 July, 1, 2 August 2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm Immanuel College Sports Centre & SA Aquatic Leisure Centre 12 $290.00
Pool Lifeguard 06, 12, 13 September 2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre 10 $290.00
Pool Lifeguard 7 - 9 October 2020 09:00 am – 04:00 pm Immanuel College Sports Centre & SA Aquatic Leisure Centre 12 $290.00

The Pool Lifeguard Skill Set (SISSS00111) course aims to teach you emergency rescue techniques, swimming skills and basic spinal management techniques as well as the finer points of pool lifeguarding. Candidates of this program will receive comprehensive training in aquatic emergency care, emergency management, oxygen resuscitation and pool surveillance. 


Successful candidates will have the skills and knowledge required to supervise swimming pool users. It is also recommended for those involved in aquatic exercise, swim coaching, aquatic excursions or who have responsibility for the supervision and safety of people in and around swimming pools.

The Pool Lifeguard Skill Set (SISSS00111) must be updated annually if used as a professional qualification.

Target Audience:

Course candidates should be a minimum of 16 years old.

Prerequisites: Hold a current Provide First Aid certificate (HLTAID003) - (proof of First Aid qualification with 6 months validity must be prior to the commencement of the course)

Learning Outcomes:

  • HLTAID001 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

Learning Methods:

  • Pre course workbook
  • 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

Program Benefits:


  • The role of a Lifeguard
  • 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