Pool Lifeguard Course

Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Inc RTO 5431


Course details

  • Pre-requisite: Participants must have current certification in First Aid – HLTAID003 –  in order to enrol.
  • Course duration: 2 days
  • Valid: 1 year
  • Minimum age: 16 years


Full Lifeguard Course Price (2 days): $360

Update  (1 day): $140

Pool Lifeguard Update

November 2021

Course ID:1729890

  • Sunday 21st of November 08.00 am-4.00 pm

How to enrol:

Please cut and paste the course ID in the following link to your web browser: click here: https://www.lifesavingtraining.com.au/in-house-course-search/

Pool Lifeguard Update

  • Pre-requisite: Participants must have current certification in First Aid – HLTAID003 –  in order to enrol.
  • A current working with children card
  • In addition, you must have a Lifeguard Certification with above RTO requirements.

Duration: 1-day Lifeguard Update

more information about the full Pool Lifeguard Course:

Full Pool Lifeguard Course


The current minimum industry requirement for employment as a Pool Lifeguard at a Swimming Pool or Aquatic Facility is the Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Inc RTO 5431 Pool Lifeguard qualification. The Pool Lifeguard course is conducted over three days (two days for those who hold a RLSS Bronze Medallion). Participants must have current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Statement of Attainment to enrol into this course. This course aims to develop acceptable standards of knowledge, judgement and physical abilities for the supervision of people in swimming pools and involves practical applications as well as a theory exam. Upon successful completion participants will receive the following Statement of Attainments:

Participants are expected to have experience around the water and have good swimming ability to perform water rescues. Course participants need to perform:
1. A 25 metre swim and then tow the non-swimmer 25 metres to safety in less than 1 minute and 45 seconds;
2. Swim 200 metres continuously in under six minutes; and
3. Spinal immobilisation using a Spine Board and head blocks.

If you’ve never completed this course before, or your certificate has expired, you are ineligible to undertake this Pool Lifeguard re-accreditation course.


Incorporating the Units of Competence:

Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Inc RTO 5431

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues
  • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients at an Aquatic Facility or Environment
  • SISCAQU007 Perform Advanced Water Rescues
  • PUAEME003C Administer Oxygen in an Emergency Situation
  • PUAEME001B Provide Emergency Care

Attention: Prior to the course you need an RTO a current First Aid Certificate and finished your prior online learning with Royal Life Savings