Professional Pool Lifeguard Course
To assist lifeguards in planning for work as a Pool Lifeguard, Wollongong First Aid offers the Professional Pool Lifeguard Course.
This course is designed specifically for those that wish to gain industry skills to apply for the position of Pool Lifeguard.
It is anticipated that the Professional Pool Lifeguard Course would be suitable for those wanting to work as lifeguards for the councils of Wollongong, Kiama, Sutherland and Shellharbour for this coming season.
Other councils and private providers may also accept this qualification, but you will need to contact them directly to ensure the suitability of this course.
Please Note: Pool lifeguards may need to obtain a "Pool Lifeguard License" from The Royal Lifesaving Society to gain employment. You will need to talk directly with your prospective employer to confirm this.
To meet the requirements of this award all applicants will need to complete and be deemed competent in:
SISSS00111 - Pool Lifeguard (Skill Set)
- HLTAID003 Provide first aid
- PUAEME001B Provide emergency care
- PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
- SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
- SISCAQU006 Supervise clients in aquatic locations
- SISCAQU007 Perform advanced water rescues
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
It is desirable that applicants have or have the ability to obtain a spinal injury management certificate
Our next course will be held - Sunday 30th May 2021
and recerts only will be Wednesday 2nd June 2021
To book or for more information and discuss your suitability for this course please contact us directly 1800 820 950
The training and assessment required to gain the above competencies will be 2 days face-to-face and additional time devoted to reading and research.
HLTAID003 Provide first aid will be conducted over one day with either Wollongong First Aid or another provider.
SISSS00111 - Pool Lifeguard and HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation will be conducted over 1 day with additional reading and research.
The cost to complete all of the competencies listed with Wollongong First Aid is $360.00
or part of:
Proficiency only - $65
Proficiency and Provide Advanced Resuscitation - $175
Proficiency and Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Provide First Aid $295
Pool Lifeguard Award, Provide Advanced Resuscitation and Provide First Aid $360
(the first aid course date will be held on another date suitable to each attendee)
Pool Lifeguard Award and Advanced Resuscitation - $240
Pool Lifeguard Award only - $130