Course Details

Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course7 February 202209:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre14$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course15 February 202209:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre16$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course7 March 202209:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre14$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course22 March 202209:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre16$125.00


This 'assessment only' Pool Lifeguard Requalification 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.

The course is designed to be completed every twelve months so you can continue employment. Together with your first aid (HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 – 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 complete this course. 

Target Audience:

To participate in this course our recommendation is that you are 16 years of age or above.

You are required to have the following prerequisites:
  • A current SISSS00111 – Pool Lifeguard certificate (or equivalent)
  • A current HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 – Provide first aid certificate

Should you need to complete a provide first aid certificate prior to this course click here – (SA) for eLearning options or click here (NT) for upcoming training dates.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Once you have successfully completed our training, you will be issued a statement of attainment with the following units of competency:
  • HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 Provide first aid (credit transfer)
  • HLTAID009 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).


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 CPR procedures – Participants will demonstrate CPR 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 portal:
  • Pool Lifeguard learner guide
  • Pool Lifeguard sample questions
  • First Aid report form
  • Pool Lifeguard practical assessments
To ensure you obtain the highest benefit possible during the course please read through these resources.

Program Benefits:

  • Surf Life Saving SA/NT issue all current units of competency, ensuring you are provided with the most up to date training available.
  • Our courses are aimed to provide you with a high level of skill and provide employers with the knowledge you are highly competent in all roles and responsibilities of a Pool Lifeguard.
  • We work closely with employers and review our content and delivery regularly to ensure our course meets the needs of the industry.


  • Our course covers the requirements of a Pool Lifeguard and enhances your previous qualifications through comprehensive range of tasks and activities, as follows:
  • 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