Water Rescue Certificate

(This course meets and  exceeds the requirements of the Bronze Medallion offered by other providers)

The Category 5 Emergency Care Water Rescue Course (WRC) provides participants with the basic skills and knowledge required to work at many Aquatic Facilities (Public Pool, Waterpark 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. 


Fitness requirements

  • Swim 200 metres continuously within 6 minutes. (any stroke)

  • Swim 50 metres, then tow a patient 50m within 3 minutes.


Rescue Skills

  • Identify, evaluate and respond to aquatic emergencies 

  • Submerged or unconscious person

  • Non-swimming rescues: reach, rope throw, throw flotation aid

  • Swimming rescues: accompanied, wade, non-contact tow, contact tow

  • Spinal Injuries: Basic management of a suspected spinal injury in shallow water then assist Pool Lifeguards with placement on spineboard and removal from water.

  • Rescue Scenario: Rescue (using the appropriate response) two people in difficulty in a swimming pool up to 15 metres from safety.

Cost: $300/person

Duration: 2 days (8:00am-5:00pm each day) *Credit may be given if first aid/CPR is current

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd - RTO 90909

Category 5 Emergency  Care

JADAKABE Pty Ltd t/as Category 5 Emergency Care- ABN: 34626601349

Phone: 0412899483

PO Box 394, Earlville Qld 4870

Fax: 07 4033 1382


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Human resources & employment opportunities: hr@category5.net.au


Postal: PO Box 394, Earlville, Qld 4870

Office: 19 Turquoise Close, Bayview Heights, Qld 4868

Operations: 49/193 Hartley Street, Portsmith Qld 4870

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