Course Details

Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course

Upcoming Courses

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCostSingle Enrol
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course3 April 202309:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre13$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course15 April 202309:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre9$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course11 May 202309:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre13$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course27 May 202309:00 am – 02:00 pmImmanuel College Sports Centre12$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course2 June 202310:30 am – 03:30 pmPort Lincoln Leisure Centre16$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course7 June 202309:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre14$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course18 June 202309:00 am – 02:00 pmImmanuel College Sports Centre14$125.00
Pool Lifeguard Requalification Course17 July 202309:00 am – 02:00 pmSA Aquatic and Leisure Centre14$125.00


This 'assessment only' Pool Lifeguard Skill Set SISSS00129 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 the HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 – Provide first aid certificate prior to your course Click here – (SA) for eLearning course options and 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 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

Please note as of 1st September 2022 the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) have advised Registered Training Organisations that training and assessment activities undertaken during First Aid and CPR courses will revert to pre-COVID conditions. This means learners will be required to demonstrate rescue breathing techniques on manikins and not simulate such skills to the side of the manikin as previously allowed during the pandemic.  Learners will not have the opportunity to request an exemption from providing rescue breaths if they wish to gain a competent result in the Unit of Competency and/or qualification.

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 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