Update the currency of your Pool Lifeguard skillset

This course is refresher training for current Pool Lifeguards and/or those returning to the industry.
The course will cover CPR, AED, oxygen and rescues.

The course is delivered and assessed over one full day (8 hours) at a public pool or aquatic centre.

Candidates must already hold a current Provide First Aid Statement of Attainment (HLTAID011). A certified copy of the Statement of Attainment must be supplied upon enrolment.

The program requires applicants to be competent swimmers and comfortable in deep water. Candidates will need to actively participate in a number of simulated rescues demonstrating appropriate fitness, strength efficiency and speed throughout the rescues. Specifically, candidates will need to demonstrate:

• Teamwork to safely and efficiently extract both conscious and unconscious casualties from deep and shallow water
• Contact and non-contract tows of casualties in a range of distances
• Swim 25 metres and retrieve a submerged object replicating a person from the greatest depth of the facility but no greater than 2 metres in depth and extract the unconscious casualty at least 25 metres to safety
• Perform at least 2 minutes of uninterrupted single rescuer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (5 cycles of both compressions and ventilations) on an adult resuscitation manikin placed on the floor

As a minimum, it is recommended candidates be able to swim 200 metres unassisted in under 6 minutes. Applicants are encouraged to test themselves against these benchmarks prior to undertaking the skillset training.

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  • What to bring
    Bathers, towel, sunscreen, goggles, wet suits and rash vests recommended. Pen and paper, display folder.