Pool Lifeguard

Category 5's Pool 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 with years of pool & ocean experience.. You will receive the highest quality training in the industry. Our Pool Lifeguard course exceeds courses offered by other providers. 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 - 

200metre run

25 metre swim to manikin

25 metre recovery swim of manikin

2 mins of continuous CPR

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 casualties

- Lift to remove patient from pool

Manage patient with spinal injury (shallow & deep 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:​

    • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    • HLTAID011- Provide First Aid

    • HLTAID015- Provide Advanced Resuscitation & Oxygen Therapy

    • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues

    • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients at an Aquatic Facility or Environment

    • SISCAQU007 Perform Advanced Water Rescues


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

Cost: $450

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

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