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 the following qualifications:

  • Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • PUAEME004A – Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury (Spinal Management or equivalent)
  • Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management (including components PUATAE002B, PUAOPE027A, BSBFLM312C)
  • 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 400m swim,
  • 800m run,
  • 400m 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 the following qualifications:

  • Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)
  • HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID007 – Provide Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • PUAEME004A – Provide Emergency Care for Suspected Spinal Injury (Spinal Management or equivalent)
  • Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management (including components PUATAE002B, PUAOPE027A, BSBFLM312C)
  • 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.

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