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Lifeguards look after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools, through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety.


  • promotes water safety awareness and undertakes rescue of people in difficulty in the water.


  • working outdoors.

To become a Lifeguard

  • You usually need a certificate II or III in public safety (aquatic rescue), a royal life saving pool lifeguard certificate or a surf life saving bronze medallion to work as a Lifeguard.

    Take a course in Pool Lifeguarding

Skills employers are looking for

  • First Aid

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Public Health and Safety

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

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