Pool Lifeguard - ACT

Important Information
As of 1 April 2019 you are not required to hold a current RLSSA Bronze Medallion qualification before attending this course

Learners must be a minimum of 16 years of age, or turning 16 in the calendar within which the course is to be held, in order to participate in this course.

This course is open to enrolments for Australian citizens and permanent residents.
This course is not available to individuals visiting Australia on a Student Visa.
By continuing with this enrolment, you declare that you understand that Royal Life Saving is NOT registered to deliver training to international students and that you do not fit this category.
If you are unsure of your eligibility for participation, please check with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection regarding the conditions of your visa.

Course Description
The Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard course offers professional training and qualification. Essential modules such as accident prevention, administration, public relations, education, rescue response and basic technical operations are all included and provide participants with a level of skill that is renowned worldwide. Successful course completion of the course with satisfactory outcomes for all assessment items will result in the issuance of a Nationally Recognised Training certificate (statement of attainment), completing the SISSS00111 Pool Lifeguard Skill-set for the learner. Units of Competency achievable through this course include:
-     PUAEME003C - Administer Oxygen in an emergency situation
-     PUAEME001B - Provide emergency care
-     PUAOPE010C - Operate an automated external defibrillator in an emergency
-     SISCAQU006 – Supervise clients in aquatic locations
-     SISCAQU002 – Perform basic water rescues
-     SISCAQU007 – Perform advanced water rescues
(HLTAID003 Provide First Aid is a prerequisite to this course. Please see below)

Underpinning knowledge of English language, literacy and numeracy is required for successful completion of the learning and assessment activities within this course. The course is delivered in English. Learners who experience language and/or literacy difficulties may identify and request additional learning support through the enrolment process.
The following certification is required to be completed PRIOR to enrolment into this course. Copies of certificates are to be provided to Royal Life Saving ACT prior to participation in the Pool Lifeguard face to face training:
  • Current First Aid Certificate; and/or
    • Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) Statement of Attainment with the following unit/s of competency: HLTAID003 Provide First Aid completed within previous 3 years.
Learning Activities
- Practical application of Resuscitation skills requires a significant amount of bending and movement between standing and sitting/kneeling positions at floor level. Learners are required to complete the practical assessment activities as per the conditions stipulated with the Unit of Competency in order to successfully achieve a vocational outcome (Statement of Attainment – required level of workplace qualification). A intermediate level of flexibility and agility is recommended. Learners who are unsure of their ability to complete practical activities should consult with a General Practitioner prior to enrolment.
- Practical application of water rescue skills requires a significant amount of time spent in the water and continuous physical aquatic activity. An intermediate level of aquatic fitness is recommended. Learners who are unsure of their ability to complete practical activities should consult with a General Practitioner prior to enrolment.

Volume of Learning
Delivery and Assessment for the Pool Lifeguard Skillset will be conducted within the following timeframes:
Pre-course learning: 6 hours self-paced E-learning and Online assessment
On-course: minimum of 16 hours face to face learning and assessment
On-the-job: minimum 9 hours on-the-job learning and workplace supervision
TOTAL: 31 hours 

Assessment Activities
Before the Course
- Pre-course online theory (Study time: recommended 6 hours)
Knowledge assessment through combination of online short answer, multiple choice and true/false questionnaire. 
Online access instructions will be sent to the participant in the booking confirmation email upon enrolment to the course.
Note: We recommend completing the exam (Module 8) after attending the course.

At the Course
Practical contextualised simulation activities for:
- Aquatic emergency recognition, aquatic emergency response, aquatic casualty assessment, and communication in an aquatic emergency including injury and incident reporting;
- Oxygen resuscitation and defibrillation following DRSABCD principles;
- Safe handling and infection control practices;
- Use of advanced equipment including for suspected spinal incidents and the application of Oxygen resuscitation
All as described within the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.

- 200m continuous swim within 6 minutes;
- 50m swim/tow within 1min/40secs;
- Additional knowledge assessment through combination of course workbook, short answer, multiple choice and true/false questionnaire 
After the Course
- License Applications are to be completed with a registered RLSSA Workplace Supervisor at an aquatic facility in order for participants to receive their Statement of Attainment and ACT Pool Lifeguard Licence. The Licence Application will be provided to all participants at the face-to-face course.

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