Pool Lifeguard Update


Royal Life Saving Society NSW is not a CRICOS provider; it is unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa.

A medium to high level of aquatic fitness is required for some practical components of the course. Candidates must also be able to perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

To enrol in this course‚ you must possess a current Pool Lifeguard qualification and current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or HLTAID011 Provide First Aid as prerequisites.

Course Description
The Pool Lifeguard Qualification is valid for 12 months. Refreshing the skills for lifeguards is completed in this one day course.

All candidates are required to successfully complete a range of practical assessments and a theory exam.
Please note: this course requires practical application of Resuscitation that will require kneeling on the floor; a range of first aid practical scenarios; and a range of swimming and rescue application skills.
Candidates need to successfully complete all the practical components under the award conditions in order to renew their licence.

This course is purely an assessment. Click here to view your assessment components.

To achieve a Statement of Attainment, candidates must successfully complete the practical components under the award conditions.

Upon successful course completion of the course participants will be issued with a Nationally Recognised Training certificate (Statement of Attainment). Units of Competency achievable through this course include:
  • HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • PUAEME001 Provide emergency care
  • PUAEME003 Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • PUAOPE010 Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency
  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
  • SISCAQU006 Supervise clients in aquatic locations
  • SISCAQU007 Perform advanced water rescues

Participants will also receive:
  • An updated Pool Lifeguard Licence

COVID-19 Information:
In order to make sure we are conducting training as safely as possible, and to protect our learners and trainers, Royal Life Saving has implemented some changes to the way we facilitate our Face to Face workshops. We have:
  • Made hand hygiene facilities available at our training venues;
  • Increased cleaning frequencies and standards for general spaces and equipment;
  • Decreased group sizes;
  • Introduced physical distancing as per current Government restrictions;
  • and Mandated the completion of Infection Control learning modules for all staff and trainers.
Before attending a Face to face workshop, please consider your health and others'. Please do not attend your chosen course if you are feeling unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms.

At your course you can expect:
  • To be asked to complete a Verbal Health Assessment, and Temperature check;
  • To be asked to wash/ sanitise your hands prior to entering the training space;
  • To be provided adequate personal space in order to maintain required physical distances from others;
  • To perform practical assessment tasks on yourself or on a manikin (not on others);
  • To be asked to excuse yourself from the training space if you declare yourself to be unwell, or begin displaying flu-like signs;
  • To be asked to wash/sanitise your hands before leaving the workshop.

These changes will help to keep everybody safe and they form part of our Terms and Conditions for participation. If you think you may have any difficulty complying with these changes, please contact your local Royal Life Saving office at your earliest convenience.


The Pool Lifeguard Qualification is valid for 12 months. This one day course allows for a lifeguard’s skills and qualifications to be refreshed.

To enrol in this course you must possess a current Pool Lifeguard qualification and current HLTAID003 Provide First Aid as pre requisites.

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Upcoming Workshops

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCost
Pool Lifeguard Update 13 March 2022 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 12 $220.00
Pool Lifeguard Update 8 May 2022 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Launceston Aquatic Centre 10 $220.00