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.
800m pool swim in 14 minutes or less;
5 minutes continuous CPR
Lifeguard mission -
25 metre swim to manikin
25 metre recovery swim of manikin
2 mins of continuous CPR
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)
*Category 5 Emergency Care delivers nationally recognised training on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909