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Pool Lifeguard Update

Pool Lifeguard Update

Please note: A new version of this course will be implemented from
16th October, 2023. For bookings after this date, refer to the prerequisite adn outcomes on this screen as requirements and outcomes will be changing from this point onwards.


This course provides an opportunity for existing Lifeguards to renew their annual qualification in a single day format.

Please note: Royal Life Saving Society NSW is not a CRICOS provider; it is unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa.

Delivery Mode

To achieve a Statement of Attainment, candidates must successfully complete the practical components under the award conditions.

The amount of training is approximately 7 hours.



To enrol in this course‚ you must possess a current Pool Lifeguard qualification/Pool Lifeguard units of competency and current HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid as prerequisite. If you are needing to renew your First Aid qualification, please contact your local RLS office – as an existing Lifeguard, you may be eligible for a discounted enrolment.

Please note: A valid HLTAID003 - Provide first aid qualification does not meet the prerequisite requirements of this enrolment, and will not be accepted as a prerequisite.

A medium to high level of aquatic fitness is required for some practical components of the course. Candidates must also be able to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

There is a moderate to high level of reading and writing in this course. ACSF 3 language and reading level required. Candidates who experience language and/or literacy difficulties may identify and request additional learning support through the enrolment process.

Age Requirement

Participants wishing to complete this training are to be 16 years of age or turning 16 in the calendar within which the course is to be held to participate in this course.


Upon successful completion of all assessment requirements, candidates will be issued a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment consisting of the following units from the SISSS00129 - Pool Lifeguard Skillset.

·        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

In addition to the following units:

·        PUAOPE010 - Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency

·        HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Please note: For courses scheduled beyond 16th October, 2023, course participants will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment, consisting of the following units from the SISSS00133 - Pool Lifeguard Skillset.

·       SISCAQU019 – Supervise patron safety in aquatic locations

·       SISCAQU020 – Perform water rescues

·       SISCAQU021 – Perform complex water rescues

·       SISCAQU022 – Provide oxygen resuscitation and therapy in an aquatic environment


In addition to the following unit:

·       HLTAID009 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Candidates will also receive an updated Pool Lifeguard Licence

How to Enrol

To locate and book into an assessment date, click the link below:

NSW Training Calendar

ACT Training Calendar

TAS Training Calendar

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