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Foundation Coach

Foundation Coach


The Royal Life Saving Foundation Coach course provides candidates with essential competencies to Coach Pool Lifesaving Sport to individuals beginning or actively participation in Pool Lifesaving at a foundation level.


To become a coach, candidates must be:

  • Be 16 years or over

  • Hold at least 1 relevant Aquatic Qualification

    • A Royal Life Saving or Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion; OR,

    • First Aid and Perform Basic Water Rescue units of competency (HLTAID011 and SISCAQU002); OR,

    • Pool Lifeguard Qualification; OR,

    • School teacher with Bronze Facilitator Accreditation; OR,

    • Royal life Saving NSW Junior Lifesaver Teacher; OR,

    • Swimming and Water Safety Teacher

  • Register and pay all course fees

Delivery Mode:

This interactive course is delivered in a blended format; it requires the completion of a self-paced online knowledge component followed by a 1 day practical face to face workshop.

This course is delivered fully online. The course is comprised of 4 modules including an assessment task (submission of 2 x session plans).

In addition to the successful completion of the online and face to face components of the course, candidates are required to complete on-the-job coaching hours in a range of coaching conditions in order to obtain a Foundation Coach Licence.

This on-the-job assessment ensures the Foundation Coach is able to apply the skills learnt in the training course at their Aquatic Facility. The on-the-job component needs to be signed off by a Royal Life Saving Development or High Performance Coach.


Upon successful completion of all assessment requirements, candidates will be issued a Royal Life Saving NSW/ACT/TAS Foundation Coach Award and 3 year Coaching Licence.

Renewing your Licence

Licensing is valid for three years.

During the three year period a Pool Lifesaving Coach must demonstrate ongoing currency and professional development and submit an application to Royal Life Saving NSW/ACT/TAS in order to remain a Licensed Pool Lifesaving Coach

How to Enrol

To locate and book into a Pool Lifesaving Foundation Coach course please click the link below:


View further information here:

Foundation Pool Lifesaving Coaching Course Information
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