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SISCAQU020 - Perform water rescues

SISCAQU020 - Perform water rescues


Royal Life Saving Perform water rescues is a nationally recognised course focuses on developing the participants’ rescue skills enabling them to make the correct decisions in an aquatic emergency. This training will enhance your personal survival skills while providing you with the knowledge and skills to develop the level of judgement‚ technique and physical ability required to safely perform aquatic rescues.

The lifesaving skills learnt and developed through this course are a great introduction to becoming a Pool Lifeguard or Swimming Instructor.

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

This course requires the completion of an online module prior to attendance at the course. Only those who have completed the online module in full will be able to attend the practical component of this course.


The course covers a range of water safety topics including safe water practices; survival in the water; self-preservation; recognising an emergency; assessment before and during a rescue; priorities for rescue; acceptance of responsibility; use of bystanders; emergency care; and contacting emergency services.

The amount of training is approximately 3 hours, comprising of:

·        Online learning and assessment: 2 hours

·        Face-to-Face assessment: 1 hour



While there are no prerequisites to enrol into this course, candidates are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the required aquatic skills.

Age Requirement

Participants wishing to complete this training are to be 14 years of age or turning 14 in the calendar within which the course is to be held.



The Royal Life Saving Perform water rescues course contains a unit of competency which is nationally recognised from the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training package. Upon successful completion of all assessment requirements, candidates will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following unit:

·        SISCAQU020 - Perform water rescues

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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