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Pool Lifeguard Course - Port Lincoln YMCA

  • Port Lincoln Leisure Centre 2 Jubilee Drive Port Lincoln, SA, 5606 Australia (map)

Port Lincoln YMCA

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Full Course: Saturday-Sunday 25th-26th February 9am - 5pm


  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or HLTFA311A Apply First Aid — Copy of current certificate must be supplied. Your certificate will not be issued to you without a current First Aid certificate.
  • Participants must be 16 years of age

The Pool Lifeguard course (Skill set SISSS00111) 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. Successful candidates will have the skills and knowledge required to supervise swimming pool users.

    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

    Candidates also need to read through a learner guide and complete an activity book prior to the course. This will be emailled through to you within a few days of your booking.

    Methods of Delivery and Course Duration:

    • Full Pool Lifeguard Course: pre-course workbook, and 2 days of face-to-face delivery and assessment (9am - 5pm)

    • Update Pool Lifeguard Course: 1 day face-to-face delivery and assessment (9am - 5pm)

    Course content: 

    • The role of a Lifeguard
    • Accident prevention
    • Facility analysis and supervision
    • Aquatic emergencies
    • Lifeguarding skills and procedures
    • Public relations and public education
    • Swimming and leisure pool safety
    • Lifeguarding and the Law

    Units of Competency awarded in this course:

    • PUAEME001B Provide Emergency Care
    • PUAEME003C Administer Oxygen in an Emergency Situation
    • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues
    • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients at an Aquatic Facility or Environment
    • SISCAQU007 Perform Advanced Water Rescues
    • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

    Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the Nationally Accredited Pool Lifeguard Skill Set.

    The Pool Lifeguard Award must be updated annually if used as a professional qualification.

    Earlier Event: February 23
    Provide First Aid