Course Details

Pool Lifeguard

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost Single Enrol Group Enrol

PLG
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. 


 

Introduction:

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 by completing Pool Lifeguard Re-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:

Special Needs and LLN Reasonable Adjustment

Surf Life Saving SA/NT recognises that students participating in its training courses may have special
needs. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy problems, or disabilities. Students with special needs should contact us prior to enrolment to discuss their needs.

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

Assessment
Assessment is conducted using the following methods:
  • Scenario assessment – Participants are required to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge to respond to a range of aquatic emergency situations, including scenarios aligned with the performance criteria required for this program.
  • Demonstration of Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation procedures – Participants will demonstrate Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation on training manikins – adult, child and infant – in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines.
  • Demonstration of various first aid & Rescue techniques – Participants, individually and as a group, are required to demonstrate competency in a range of basic first aid & rescue principles.
  • Theory Assessment – Participants must complete a written theory assessment.

Program Benefits:

Content:

  • 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