BECOME A POOL LIFEGUARD
As a pool lifeguard your job is to ensure the safety of others, to prevent accidents from occurring and to save lives.
Important Changes Incoming for Pool Lifeguard Courses
Royal Life Saving NSW-ACT-TAS will be soon implementing new versions of their Pool Lifeguard Training products, to be reflective of the new SISSS00133 – Pool Lifeguard skillset.
These changes will take place from Monday 16th October, with all scheduled courses for new candidates and
re-accrediting Lifeguards transitioning beyond this date to reflect the new qualification requirements.
The new course will continue to be delivered in a blended format consisting of:
Interactive Online Learning, leading into,
2 Days of face-to-face training.
Most importantly, the new course will be inclusive of the HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid unit, and candidates will no longer need to seek this prior to the course.
What am I getting myself into?
Here are some industry insights into the role of a Pool Lifeguard within Australia from our recent National Aquatic Industry Workforce Survey
Projected in next 5 years
of the Workforce is Casual
Average Annual Salary across Australia
Average Age of Lifeguards
40% within this age group
Making a positive impact
Belive this is the most enjoyable part
Lifeguarding techniques often differ between countries and organisations. That doesn’t mean that Lifeguards from overseas can’t work in Australia. It does however mean that they may need to go through a process to have their training recognised.
Overseas Lifeguards should be aware that not all overseas qualifications are recognised. Lifeguards will need to hold a current Pool Lifeguard certificate of that country that includes the International Life Saving (ILS) verification