Course Details

Pool Lifeguard Re-qualification

Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost Single Enrol Group Enrol
Pool Lifeguard Re-qualification 4 September 2020 09:00 am – 05:00 pm SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre 6 $125.00
Pool Lifeguard Update Course 16 September 2020 09:00 am – 05:00 pm George Bolton Swimming Centre 25 $100.00
Pool Lifeguard Re-qualification 7 October 2020 09:00 am – 05:00 pm SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre 7 $125.00
Pool Lifeguard Re-qualification 25 October 2020 09:00 am – 05:00 pm The Valleys Lifestyle Centre / Riverton Outdoor Pool 19 $125.00

PLGR
This course is designed to provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge so you can continue your journey as a pool lifeguard or enhance your professional development.

You will receive comprehensive training in aquatic emergency care, emergency management, oxygen resuscitation, aquatic facility supervision and maintain your annual CPR requirements. 

Introduction:

This course is designed to be completed every twelve months so you can continue employment. Together with your first aid (HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid), you will hold the necessary units of competency to work as a pool lifeguard.

Our course recognises your current experience and qualifications and allows for an assessment only pathway to to complete this course. 
 

Target Audience:

Prerequisites:

To participate in this course, you are required to have the following prerequisites:
  • A current SISSS00111 - Pool Lifeguard Certificate (or equivalent)
  • A current HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid certificate

Should you need to complete a Provide First Aid certificate prior to this course click here - (SA) or click here (NT) for upcoming training dates.
 

Learning Outcomes:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • PUAEME001 Provide emergency care
  • PUAEME003 Administer oxygen in an emergency
  • 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 varying learning styles and support requirements. These may include but are not limited to students with language, literacy and/or numeracy concerns, or abilities. Students with any special needs are requested to contact us prior to registering for a course to discuss suitable arrangements.
 

Physical elements of the course:
 
  • Swim 200 metres in less than 6 minutes without using equipment;
  • Demonstrate correct swimming strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, side stroke and survival backstroke);
  • Perform a non-contact tow: 25m swim and 25m tow within 1 minute 45 secs;
  • Be fit and capable to perform assisted lifts (spinal management) with other Pool Lifeguards.
  • Retrieve an object from deepest water in the aquatic centre, (3m maximum).

Assessments

You will be assessed throughout the course using a variety of methods.
  • Long and short answer questions
  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Oral questions.
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Scenarios situations
  • Role playing
  • Peer assessments

You will also complete several assessment tasks as follows:
  • Scenario assessment – Participants are required to demonstrate the essential skills and knowledge to respond to a range of aquatic emergencies, 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 first aid & rescue principles.
  • Theory Assessment – Participants must complete a written theory assessment

To assist you with your experience the following resources are available on your learner’s portal
  • Pool Lifeguard Learner Guide
  • Sample theory questions
  • Sample first aid form
  • Practical demonstration information.

We strongly recommend you access these resources before the course to ensure you obtain the highest benefit possible during the course.
 

Program Benefits:

Content:

  • Provide emergency care and further care as required
  • Administer oxygen
  • Perform basic and advanced water rescues in indoor and outdoor aquatic venues
  • Supervise clients in aquatic locations
  • Maintain a safe aquatic facility or environment
  • Identify potential hazardous behaviours and situations
  • Identify and evaluate minor and major aquatic emergencies
  • Assess and respond to emergency or rescue situations
  • Understand and apply recording and reporting mechanisms