New Zealand Certificate in Aquatics (Pool Lifeguard) Level 3


This qualification will take up to 8 months to complete.


This qualification is designed for people working as Pool Lifeguards. It incorporates the Pool Lifeguard Skills Award and Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate (PLPC). PLPC is the minimum qualification for Pool Lifeguards in New Zealand, and ensures that you or your staff meet Poolsafe accreditation requirements.


You will learn about:

  • Aquatic supervision techniques

  • Aquatic rescue techniques

  • How to supervise customers

  • How to identify and manage hazards and risks

  • How to lead emergency responses.

This qualification can also lead onto other specialised aquatics careers such as:


Click here to download a copy of the Pool Lifeguard brochure


Click here to download a copy the Learning and Assessment Plan for this qualification.


Click here to download a copy of our Training Agreement.


Costs - Refer to the fee schedule

This cost includes learning and assessment resources, registration of achievement and Learning Support Advisor visits.


There may be additional costs if external training and assessment are required.


Did you realise that we have an apprenticeship that contains this qualification and provides $1,000 to assist you?

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Contact your Skills Active Learning Support Advisor to find out more about this qualification.