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.
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:
Category 5 Emergency Care delivers nationally recognised training on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909
Pool Lifeguard Certificate of Currency endorsed by Aquatic Lifeguards Australia (Valid for 12 months)
In order to meet the Aquatic Lifeguards Australia requirements and achieve a certificate of currency issued by Aquatic Lifeguards Australia (valid for 12 months) students will be required to meet the following industry standards:
The additional requirements for Pool Lifeguard Certificate
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.