Course Details


$120.00 (includes the course only)

Please refer to our Refund Policy


Face to face instruction is 6 hours

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Students must obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in this course.  Please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/ for more information.

Valid for

1 year

A full  course must be completed if a Pool Lifeguard qualification has expired after a period greater than 4 weeks.

A refresher course must be completed if a Pool Lifeguard qualification has expired by a period of less than 4 weeks and the person has been working consistently in the industry. Evidence must be supplied to support this employment.

Course Accreditation

The course is nationally recognised.

Delivery Mode

Face to face


Copies of current Pool Lifeguard and Provide First Aid certificates must be provided.

Physical Requirements

This is a physical course. A fitness test requires that a student must be: 

  • Able to swim 200 metres in under 6 minutes
  • Able to swim 25 metres to a casualty, tow them 25 metres and remove them from the water with assistance from other students in under 1 minute and 45 seconds.

The student must also be able to kneel for the CPR component of the course.


Practical and theory assessments are conducted during the course

Incorporating the Units of Competence

  • SISCAQU002  Perform Basic Water Rescues
  • SISCAQU006  Supervise Clients in Aquatic Locations
  • SISCAQU007  Perform Advanced Water Rescues
  • PUAEME003  Administer Oxygen in an Emergency
  • PUAEME001  Provide Emergency Care 
  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

It is an industry requirement for a refresher course to be completed annually. These units of competency from the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package provide a set of skills to meet the requirements for a Pool Lifeguard. 

Upon successful completion, the student will receive a Statement of Attainment certificate