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Pool Lifeguard

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Pool Lifeguard Course 

Pool Lifeguarding is a fun, flexible and dynamic job. It is also a point of entry for a career in the aquatics industry.

The first step in becoming a Pool Lifeguard is getting qualified.

The Pool Lifeguard course is completed via a Blended Delivery format, which allows candidates to work through self-paced online theory content, before being assessed across the two-day workshop. 

Successful course completion of the Pool Lifeguard course, participants will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment, consisting of the following units from the SISSS00133 - Pool Lifeguard Skillset:

HLTAID011 – Provide First Aid

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


International Lifeguards

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. 

Upon submitting your enquiry, we ask you to supply current qualifications/documents. 

Please note: Royal Life Saving Society NSW is not a CRICOS Provider, therefore, we are unable to provide National Training to overseas students holding a Student Visa.

Lifeguard Careers

Already qualified? Check out the range of Pool Lifeguard Jobs on offer in our brand new Aquatic Industry Jobs Portal

Employment Growth


Projected in next 5 years

Employment Type


of the Workforce is Casual

Average Salary


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


Online Professional Development

Further your knowledge and development by taking on industry related Online Professional Development.

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Pool Lifeguard Licence

As a pool lifeguard your job is to ensure the safety of others, to prevent accidents from occurring and to save lives. Few careers can give you that kind of job satisfaction that you’re making a real difference. Pool lifeguarding is a challenging and extremely rewarding career.


Workplace Supervisor

As a qualified Royal Life Saving Workplace Assessor you can be part of the driving force within the aquatic industry that assists these new employees to be the best they can be for your team, and your patrons.

RLS Workplace Supervisors are the link between the real world and a theoretical one. They’re industry people who guide the newly skilled with their knowledge and experience to go from tradesperson to craftsperson.

Book a Course

Visit our Online Booking Page to book a course closest to you.

Frequently Asked

Have any questions from the information above?

Visit our FAQ's page.

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