Lagoon Lifeguard

Category 5's Lagoon Lifeguard course is designed for anyone who wishes to work as a Lifeguard at an Aquatic Facility (Public Pool/Lagoon, Resort Pool/Lagoon, Waterpark etc). 

This course is fun, hands on and very comprehensible and is taught by experienced industry professionals. You will receive the highest quality training in the industry. Our Lifeguard instructors are professional Lifeguards with years of pool & ocean experience. Our first aid instructors are paramedics and/or Emergency Department nurses who have years of experience in managing medical emergencies. 


Skills & knowledge taught include:

  • Prevent incidents and improve in water safety,

  • Identifying swimmers in difficulty

  • Various rescue techniques to respond to swimmers in difficulty 

  • First Aid, CPR and Advanced Resuscitation

*Prerequisite: Pool Lifeguard certification including:

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • HLTAID003- Provide First Aid

  • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues

  • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients at an Aquatic Facility or Environment

  • SISCAQU007 Perform Advanced Water Rescues


Fitness Test

200m pool swim in less than 6 minutes, using any swim stroke.

300metre run in 1min 45 seconds. 


Lifeguard mission - 

300metre run

25 metre swim to manikin

25 metre recovery swim of manikin

5 mins of continuous CPR on manikin

Rescue Skills

25m swim to patient, with tube, 25m swim towing patient in less than 1:45 minutes.

- Reach and throw rescues

- Candidates required to perform tows on conscious and unconscious


- Lift to remove patient from pool


Upon successful completion of the Lagoon Lifeguard course, participants will receive:

  • A statement of attainment issued by Allen's Training (RTO 90909) for the following units of competency:

    • HLTAID007- Provide Advanced Resuscitation

    • PUEME004- Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury


  • Lagoon Lifeguard Certificate of Currency issued by Aquatic Lifeguards Australia (Valid for 12 months)

Cost: $

*Category 5 Emergency Care delivers nationally recognised training on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

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Category 5 Emergency  Care

JADAKABE Pty Ltd t/as Category 5 Emergency Care- ABN: 34626601349

Phone: 0412899483

PO Box 394, Earlville Qld 4870

Fax: 07 4033 1382


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Postal: PO Box 394, Earlville, Qld 4870

Office: 19 Turquoise Close, Bayview Heights, Qld 4868

Operations: 49/193 Hartley Street, Portsmith Qld 4870

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