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Incoming changes to 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.

Courses scheduled prior to this transition date will continue to be conducted, carrying the preceding skillset; both courses provide a recognized and valid skillset for entry and re-accreditation, respectively, and as such, there is no need to delay training.

Important information for Existing Lifeguards – what is changing for those needing to complete annual updates?

The course will continue to be in a one-day, heavily practical based session, assessing the outcomes of the units making up the new SISSS00133 – Pool Lifeguard skillset. The emphasis will continue to be to ‘assess what you needed to know yesterday’, promoting the need for Lifeguards to keep their skills and knowledge sharp throughout the year.

A Pre-Requisite of a valid HLTAID011 Provide First Aid unit of competency will be required in order to enrol into this course.

Please note that while a valid HLTAID003 – Provide first aid unit may be sufficient for meeting First Aid requirements in the workplace, it does not meet the pre-requisite needs a new unit in the skillset, and cannot be used for entry.

Existing Lifeguards holding a Royal Life Saving NSW-ACT-TAS Pool Lifeguard Licence are eligible to receive a discount when booking in a First Aid course; courses can be found here.

Important information for new Lifeguards – what is required to enter the industry?

Our new Pool Lifeguard course for brand new lifeguards entering the industry has been designed to remove as many barriers to enrolment as possible, to further encourage candidates to seek out a role as a Pool Lifeguard.

  • The new course will continue to be delivered in a blended format featuring: 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 out prior to the course.

Please visit our pages to view further information about our new Pool Lifeguard and Pool Lifeguard Update courses and their entry requirements. Should you have any questions, please contact your local branch office.

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