This year we intend to hold our new Swim Teacher in Water Safety, along with our First Aid and Pool Lifeguard Update course in Townsville and Gold Coast (Southport) regions.

First Aid16 August 2021$120.00
Pool Lifeguard Award17 & 18 August 2021$360.00
Pool Lifeguard Update18 August 2021$140.00
Swim Teacher in Water Safety4-5 September 2021$360.00
First Aid4 September 2021$120.00
Pool Lifeguard Update5 September 2021$140.00

Townsville: First Aid – Long Tan Memorial Pool Monday 16 August 9am-5pm

Townsville: Pool Lifeguard Award – Long Tan Memorial Pool Tuesday 17 August 9am-5pm & Wednesday 18 August 9am-5pm

Townsville: Pool Lifeguard Update – Long Tan Memorial Pool Wednesday 18 August 9am-5pm

Gold Coast: Swim Teacher – Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Saturday 4 September 9am-5pm & Sunday 5 September 8am-4pm

Gold Coast: First Aid – Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Saturday 4 September 9am-5pm

Gold Coast: Pool Lifeguard Update – Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Sunday 5 September 8am-4pm


Townsville: Long Tan Memorial – Monday 16, Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 August 2021
Gold Coast (Southport): Gold Coast Aquatic Centre – Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 September 2021

*Course time(s) and venues are subject to change.
**All course prices listed to the left are Full RRP, if booking into a conference date, prices will be adjusted.

Swim Teacher in Water Safety
The Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher Course provides the minimum requirements for those persons wishing to become a learn to swim instructor (for ages 4+). After completion of the course and your industry onboarding you will have the opportunity to apply for a RLSSQ Swim Teacher Licence as outlined in the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO). The Swim Teacher Licensee Handbook will be provided to candidates during the face to face component of the course and outlines the process to obtain a license.

This course includes training for a workplace setting and upon satisfaction completion of all assessment activities, a Statement of Attainment will be issued in the following Unit(s) of competence:

  • HLTAID009 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Optional)
  • SISCAQU002 Perform Basic Water Rescues
  • SISCAQU008  Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
  • SISCAQU009  Instruct water safety and survival skills
  • SISCAQU010  Instruct swimming strokes

Please check with your employer or work place that these are the correct units of competence.

First Aid
The Royal Life Saving Provide First Aid Course provides the skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response to a casualty. The unit applies to all workers who may be required to provide a first aid response in a range of situations‚ including community and workplace settings.

The course aims to establish competence in the required skills and knowledge‚ judgement and physical abilities required to provide a first aid response to a casualty.

Minimum age: 14 years
Course Length: 8 hours
Re-Accreditation: 3 years (CPR 12 months)
Level of English: A reasonable level of English is required to be able to complete this course successfully

Units of Competency:
Upon successful course completion, participants will be issued a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment with the following units of competency:
• HLTAID009 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
• HLTAID010 Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
• HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Pool Lifeguard Update
The Pool Lifeguard Update on course is for Lifeguard professionals who have the current Pool Lifeguard Units of Competency.
This course will provide participants with acceptable standards of knowledge‚ judgement and physical abilities in the supervision of people in swimming pools. Essential modules include: accident prevention‚ administration‚ public relations‚ education‚ rescue response and basic technical operations.

The Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard needs to be renewed every 12 months.
Minimum age requirement is 16 years.

Pre-requisites include a current First Aid (HLTAID003/HLTAID011) and an expiring Royal Life Saving Society Pool Lifeguard & Oxygen including units of competency

  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
  • SISCAQU006 Supervise clients in aquatic locations
  • SISCAQU007  Perform advanced water rescues
  • PUAEME001  Provide emergency care
  • PUAEME003  Administer oxygen in an emergency 
  • HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    A copy of these units of competency will be required at the time of booking if issued by another provider.