Course Details


$195.00 (includes theory and practical aspects of the course)

Please refer to our Refund Policy


Face to face instruction is 2 days    

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students must obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in this course.  Please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/ for more information.

Valid for

1 Year.

A full  course must be completed if a Pool Lifeguard qualification has expired after a period greater than 4 weeks.

A refresher course must be completed if a Pool Lifeguard qualification has expired by a period of less than 4 weeks and the person has been working consistently in the industry. Evidence must be supplied to support this employment.

Course Accreditation

The course is nationally recognised.

Delivery Mode

Face to face


A copy of a current Provide First Aid qualification must be supplied

Physical Requirements

This is a physical course.  A fitness test requires that a student must be:

  •  Able to swim 200 metres in under 6 minutes 
  • Able to swim 25 metres to a casualty, tow them 25 metres and remove them from the water with assistance from others students in under 1 minute and 45 seconds.

The student must also be able to kneel for the CPR component of the course


Practical and Theory assessments will be conducted during the course

 If a practical assessment is deemed Not Competent, students will be given an 8 week period from that date to complete a re-assessment.  

Incorporating the Units of Competence:

  • SISCAQU002  Perform Basic Water Rescues
  • SISCAQU006  Supervise Clients in Aquatic Locations
  • SISCAQU007  Perform Advanced Water Rescues
  • PUAEME003 Administer Oxygen in an Emergency 
  • PUAEME001 Provide Emergency Care
  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

These units of competency from the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package provide a set of skills to meet the requirements for a Pool Lifeguard. Upon successful completion, the student will receive a Statement of Attainment certificate.

Topics include:

  • Supervision
  • Prevention of accidents and incidents
  • Public relations/Managing Conflict
  • Critical Incident Processes
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Risk Management
  • Advanced Aquatic Rescue
  • Resuscitation
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Defibrillation