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Incorporating the Units of Competence:

  • SISCAQU002  Perform Basic Water Rescues

  • SISCAQU006  Supervise Clients in Aquatic Locations

  • SISCAQU007  Perform Advanced Water Rescues

  • PUAEME003C Administer Oxygen in an Emergency Situation

  • PUAEME001B Provide Emergency Care


The role of Lifeguard is an important one in Australian society. The appropriate supervision of an aquatic facility is vital to a safe environment. The ability to recognise and react swiftly to an emergency can be the difference between life and death or serious injury.


Topics include:

  • Supervision

  • Prevention of accidents and incidents

  • Public relations/Managing Conflict

  • Critical Incident Processes

  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Risk Management

  • Advanced Aquatic Rescue

  • Resuscitation

  • Oxygen Administration

  • Defibrillation 


This is a physical course.  A fitness test requires that the participant:

  • Swim 200 metres in under 6 minutes

  • Swim 25 metres to a casualty, tow them 25 metres and remove them from the water with the assistance of other trainees in under 1 minute 45 seconds


The trainee will also be required to kneel for the CPR component.

Active Training (formerly World Aquatics) Registered Training Organisation (RTO 40276).

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