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If you’re interested in becoming a pool lifeguard or a Learn to Swim Instructor with Shoalhaven Swim | Sport | Fitness, you’ve come to the right place. We've stepped out the required skills, training and qualifications you need to start your career.

Become a pool lifeguard

Pool lifeguarding is a fun, flexible and dynamic job for people in all parts of Australia. For a lot of people, it is also their point of entry for a career in the aquatics industry leading to a range of employment opportunities within the industry.

Pool lifeguards often take on a much greater responsibility than simply supervising water space. As well as identifying potential risk factors and taking steps to reduce those risks, lifeguards act as positive role models in an effort to build strong people, strong families and strong communities within the aquatic industry.

What skills/training do I need for employment?

  • Step 1: RLSSA Bronze Medallion
  • Step 2: First Aid Certificate
  • Step 3: RLSSA Pool Lifeguard

Royal Lifesaving Australia offers all three (3) of these qualifications together in a training package known as the ‘Lifeguard Skill Set.’

What is involved in the lifeguard training?

The RLSSA Pool Lifeguard Certificate Course is world renowned and recognised throughout Australia as well as many other countries around the world. 

The course is delivered through a combination of theory and practical training and education, at the end of the training course you will be able to: 

  • Provide first aid and emergency care 
  • Administer oxygen in an emergency 
  • Perform basic and advanced water rescues 
  • Supervise pool users 

Please note: Lifeguard accreditation is valid for 12 months only and must be renewed each year.

Career opportunities

Available positions

You can check the latest position vacancies on the Shoalhaven City Council jobs website:

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