The Australian Lifeguard Service Queensland employs over 300 lifeguards in roles from entry-level lifeguard through to lifeguard supervisor. Lifeguards are employed in a casual, permanent part-time and full-time capacity. Please refer to the following for what is required to become a lifeguard in Australia’s leading lifeguard service.

QUALIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – OCEAN LIFEGUARD

To be part of a world-class organisation, our lifeguards must be 18 years or over and demonstrate high levels of fitness, excellent rescue and people skills, and hold, and hold or be able to hold the following qualifications:

  • Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Current Motor Car Drivers Licence (Provisional or higher)
  • Queensland Marine licence and a Queensland PWC licence
  • Hold or be able to obtain a Queensland Working with Children Bluecard

FITNESS COMPONENT – OCEAN LIFEGUARD

At all times be capable of completing an 800 metre pool swim (completed in a pool no smaller than 25 metres in length) in under 14 minutes.

A lifeguard must complete a mission in less than 23 minutes on an ocean course which involves:

  • a 600m swim,
  • 800m run,
  • 600m rescue board paddle and
  • a second 800m run.

Ocean lifeguards must also complete:

  • a 100m rescue tube rescue of a patient 100m out to sea and return and
  • a 200m board rescue of a patient out at sea and return.

QUALIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – LAGOON LIFEGUARD

To be part of a world-class organisation, our lifeguards must be 17 years or over and demonstrate high levels of fitness, excellent rescue and people skills, and hold or be able to hold the following qualifications:

  • Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Current Motor Car Drivers Licence (Provisional or higher)
  • Hold or be able to obtain a Queensland Working with Children Bluecard

FITNESS COMPONENT – LAGOON LIFEGUARD

At all times be capable of completing an 400 metre pool swim (completed in a pool no smaller than 25 metres in length) in under 8 minutes.