The Australian Lifeguard Service South Australia employs lifeguards every year in roles from entry-level lifeguard through to lifeguard supervisor.
Becoming a lifeguard is a challenging but exciting time and in this section we have made it easy for you to understand what is required to become a lifeguard in Australia’s leading lifeguard service.
Congratulations on choosing lifeguarding as a career, good luck on your hunt for the job of your dreams!
QUALIFICATIONS AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
To be part of our industry leading world-class organisation, our lifeguards must 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)
The fitness assessment involves a 400m swim, 800m run, 400m rescue board paddle and 800m run at the beach – in under 25 minutes. Additionally, there is a 800 metre pool swim (completed in a pool no smaller than 25 metres in length) in 14 minutes or under, and a surf scenario involving a rescue board and rescue tube.