Advanced Lifeguard

Category 5's Advanced Lifeguard course is designed for anyone who wishes to work as a Lifeguard at an Aquatic Facility (Public Pool/Lagoon, Resort Pool/Lagoon, Waterpark, Reef, Ocean 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: There are no prerequisites for this course although  Pool Lifeguard and current first aid certification are desirable.


Fitness Test

800m pool swim in 14 minutes or less;

5 minutes continuous CPR 


Lifeguard mission - 

400m swim, 800m run, 400m board paddle, 800m run in less than 25 minutes- Performed in an water environment, where possible, in the presence of ocean swell

Rescue Skills

Conscious patient tube rescue
Unconscious patient board rescue
Managing a spinal injury in both deep and shallow water


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:

    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    • HLTAID003- Provide First Aid

    • HLTAID005- Provide First Aid in a Remote Situation

    • HLTAID006- Provide Advanced First Aid

    • HLTAID007- Provide Advanced Resuscitation

    • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues

    • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients at an Aquatic Facility or Environment

    • SISCAQU007 Perform Advanced Water Rescues


  • Advanced Lifeguard Certificate of Currency endorsed by Aquatic Lifeguards Australia (Valid for 12 months)

Cost: $800

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

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