Not only is Cairns a part of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest, Cairns pulses with energy. More than 600 tours a day make the most of the year-round outdoor lifestyle while world-class sporting events and festivals embrace the cosmopolitan city’s vibrant tropical culture, which makes it the perfect location to hold our first of four Aquafutures conferences this year.

Reference: Queensland Tourism | Cairns

Cairns Esplanade
Great Barrier Reef | Whitsundays

We will be holding the first of our four Aquafutures conference at the Mareeba Leagues Club. The Mareeba Leagues Club opened their doors in 1993 and have been at work since creating a welcoming family environment to everyone within their community. Their delicious meals and family friendly environment combined with exceptional staff will ensure your experience with them is an enjoyable one.

Aquafutures 2021 will officially start on Thursday 12 August and registration will be open from 8am with the first session discussing First Response following an incident which will start at 9am, the first day will end at 2pm approx. when you will be able to join us at our networking function at the Mareeba Heritage Museum and have a coffee and sweet.

The second day will start on Friday 13 August at 9am with an official opening and a key note speaker, with lunch starting at 12pm and wrapping up at 3:30pm with pre-dinner drinks and networking and dinner starting at 7pm.

Day 1

8:00am Registration Opens

9:00am First Response following an incident – Gavin

9:45am Chemicals and their proper storage – June Cotter

10:30am Queensland Health Guidelines – Heidi Grodecki

11:15am Cert IV Swimming Pool & Spa (CPP41319) Qualification – Trent Grimsey

12:00pm Day 1 Conference Finished

2:00pm Network Function – Mareeba Heritage Museum and Coffee and Sweets

Day 2

9:00am Official Opening and Key Note Speaker – Andrew Chan

10:00am Robust Risk Management in Aquatic Facilities – RJ Houston

10:45am Mid-Morning Break

11:00am Aquatic Facility Safety Inspections – Les Mole

11:30am Workplace Health & Safety Queensland – Robert Schutte

12:00pm Lunch Break/ Trade Show

1:30pm New Lifeguard Competencies – Paul Barry

2:45pm Pathway to Water Safety – Nikki Thornhill

3:00pm Understanding the Workforce

3:30pm Conference Closing Address

6:00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks/ Networking

7:00pm Dinner

Conference Program, Sessions, Time(s) and speakers are subject to change

We will be holding our new Swim Teacher in Water Safety, along with our First Aid and Pool Lifeguard Update course at the recently redeveloped Tobruk Memorial Pool in Cairns.

Our courses will be held over 2 days, starting on Saturday 7 August and ending on Sunday 8 August 2021.

Saturday 7 August 2021
First Aid: 9am – 5pm
Swim Teacher: 9am – 5pm

Sunday 8 August 2021
Pool Lifeguard Update: 9am – 5pm
Swim Teacher: 9am – 5pm

Please be aware if you enrol in to do the Swim Teacher course you will be unable to enrol into the First Aid and Pool Lifeguard Update and vies versa.

We do have a special offer for anyone who registers to attend the conference will also get 40% off full RRP.

  • First Aid – Full RRP $120.00, when registered for the conference it comes down to $72.00
  • Pool Lifeguard Update – Full RRP $140.00, when registered for the conference it comes down to $84.00
  • Swim Teacher in Water Safety – Full RRP $360.00, when registered for the conference it comes down to $216.00