Ocean Lifeguard

The Ocean Lifeguard course builds on the knowledge gained from the Pool Lifeguard course and transfers these skills to the open water environment. Ocean Lifeguards are proactive in preventing incidents from occurring and highly trained in open water rescue and first aid when the need occurs.


Pool lifeguard certification


Fitness Requirements

  • 800m pool swim in 14 minutes or less;

  • Lifeguard Mission: 400m swim, 800m run, 400m board paddle in less than 25 minutes. (Performed in an water environment,where possible, in the presence of ocean swell)

  • 5 minutes of continuous CPR

Rescue Skills

  • Conscious patient tube rescue and unconscious patient board rescue performed in open water and where possible, in the presence of swell

  • All Pool Lifeguard rescue skill requirements.


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:​

    • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    • HLTAID011- Provide First Aid

    • HLTAID013- Provide First Aid in a Remote Situation

    • HLTAID014- Provide Advanced First Aid

    • HLTAID015- Provide Advanced Resuscitation

    • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues

    • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients at an Aquatic Facility or Environment

    • SISCAQU007 Perform Advanced Water Rescues


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


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


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