10) Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #


The Royal Lie Saving Pool Lifeguard Course offers participants with acceptable standards of knowledge‚ judgement and physical abilities in the supervision of people in swimming pools.  Essential modules include: accident prevention, administration, public relations, education, rescue response and basic technical operation.

Pre-requisite: Current First Aid (HLTAID003 / HLTAID011) certificate
Minimum age: 16 years
Course Length: 30 hours

Units of Competency:
  • HLTAID009 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation‚
  • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues‚
  • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients in an Aquatic Facility or Environment,
  • SISCAQU007 Perform Advanced Water Rescues,
  • PUAEME001 Provide Emergency Care,
  • PUAEME003 Administer Oxygen in an Emergency Situation
Re-Accreditation: 12 months
Level of English: A reasonable level of English is required to be able to complete this course successfully
Is this the right course for me? If you are unsure, please call us on 3823 2823 or email courses@rlssq.com.au for further assistance in choosing the right course for you.


The information provided here will assist you in deciding if the course selected is the right course for you.

It is assumed that participants are sufficiently physically fit and healthy to undertake this course. The following physical activities will occur during the course unless you advise of any physical difficulties or limitations: kneeling‚ bending over‚ crouching‚ standing‚ leaning‚ sitting, pushing, lifting weights, swimming long distances, towing, diving, carrying and other physical activity. 

The specific requirements required for successful completion of the Pool Lifeguard Package include:
- Swimming 200m in under 6 minutes (any recognisable stroke)
- 50m timed tow in under 1 minute 45 seconds: 25m swim (any recognisable stroke), 25m tow of a conscious casualty

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Course dates close one week before the commencement of the course so that participants have sufficient time to complete all pre-course learning activities. Pre-course learning activities need to be completed before the face-to-face component. The pre-course work will develop your underpinning knowledge for the course to be undertaken.

This course is offered in two formats':
  • Blended Learning: Student complete learning (knowledge content) and assessment online prior to attending a face-to-face practical session  
  • Traditional Face-to-Face Course: Student are provided a pre-course workbook with information and questions to complete, prior to attended a face-to-face session where your trainer will cover both theory and practical components.
Participants will require to bring the following to the face-to-face component:
  • Photo Identification (i.e. Drivers Licence)
  • Your Unique Student Identifier (www.usi.gov.au)
  • Appropriate Clothing
  • Any drinks‚ meals and/or snacks 
If you have a medical condition, which the trainer should be aware of, please notify him/her prior to the commencement of the course. Prior to attending the course, you are also required to read the Code of Practice located on our website www.rlssq.com.au under Public Courses.
Participants will require a level of English to be able to give and receive instructions, read signage, read manuals and complete reports.

To complete this course requires the participant to satisfactorily undertake CPR on a manikin on the ground (as a mandatory activity), please speak with us if you have any physical limitations (that may hinder you completing the practical components of the course) as this course may not be suitable for you.

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Upcoming Courses

Name Date Time Location Cost Register Link
Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #1892320 6 - 8 July 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm BURPENGARY 4505 $360.00
Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #1887846 8 - 10 July 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm MT GRAVATT 4122 $360.00
Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #1892023 20 - 22 July 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm MAROOCHYDORE 4558 $360.00
Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #1893567 26 - 28 July 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm BURPENGARY 4505 $360.00
Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #1899053 6 & 7 August 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm GUMDALE 4154 $360.00
Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #1899235 6 & 7 August 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm BURPENGARY 4505 $360.00
Pool Lifeguard Award BLENDED - Course ID #1894753 18 & 19 August 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm HEATLEY 4814 $360.00
Pool Lifeguard Award BLENDED- Course ID #1894749 24 & 25 August 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm YEPPOON 4703 $360.00
ONLINE - Pool Lifeguard Award - Course ID #1867064 9 & 10 September 2022 09:00 am to 05:00 pm TOWNSVILLE 4810 $360.00