This qualification is for people who are working as pool lifeguards.
Those who work as pool lifeguards are observant, patient, and good with people. Their skill-set means they have the confidence to act in a quick, responsible and calm manner.
This qualification incorporates the Pool Lifeguard Skills Award (PLSA) and Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate (PLPC). It will be delivered and assessed on-the-job at the pool, and some assessments will also be completed online.
To train as a pool lifeguard in New Zealand, you must be at least 16 years old on the day you begin training.
Aquatic supervision techniques
Aquatic rescue techniques
Identifying and managing hazards and risks
Leading emergency responses.
The programme is made up of the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 30123||Recognise and respond to simulated emergencies and apply rescue techniques as a pool lifeguard in an aquatic facility||L3||10 credits|
|Unit standard 29848||Demonstrate knowledge of safe work procedures and practices in a recreation workplace||L3||5 credits|
|Unit standard 30124||Supervise customers and maintain safety as a pool lifeguard in an aquatic facility||L3||5 credits|
|Unit standard 30122||Operate professionally and promote safe, enjoyable experiences in an aquatic facility||L3||15 credits|
|Unit standard 29849||Demonstrate knowledge of professional practice in a recreation workplace||L3||5 credits|
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.
Keen to enjoy a career as a qualified pool lifeguard? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, Skills Active trainees need to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the aquatics industry.
If you want to become a pool lifeguard, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local pool or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.