Pool Lifeguard Course

Royal Life Saving Society Queensland Inc RTO 5431

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:


Course details

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


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



Full Course Price: $479

Re-Accreditation: $189


Full Course

Fr, Sa, Sun 17-19th April 2020

Friday 17(1 am to 8 pm), Saturday 18 (9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday 19 September 2019 (9 am to 5 pm)


Fr, Sa, Sun 21-23th August 2020

Friday 21(1 am to 8 pm), Saturday 22 (1 am to 9 pm) and Sunday 19 August 2019 (9 am to 5 pm)

Re-Accreditation Dates



  • Friday 6th March 1-9pm


  • Sunday April 19th 9am-5pm


  • Friday 26th    June 1pm-8pm


  • Sunday 23rd August 9am-5pm


  • Friday 2nd September 1-8pm