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Royal Life Saving Training RTO 5431

We run POOL LIFEGUARD courses in the Cairns region and throughout Qld as approved Trainers and Assessors with The Royal Life Saving Society - RTO 5431.

All training courses are provided by Aquatic Response which is a registered third party provider for the Registered Training Organisation Royal Life Saving Training RTO 5431

Please view the "Course Dates" link above or contact me at for further information.

The RLSSQ Pool Lifeguard course develops participants' acceptable standards of knowledge, judgement and physical abilities in the supervision of people in swimming pools. Royal Life Saving Society Lifeguard course essential modules include: accident prevention, administration, public relations, education, rescue response and basic technical operations. Aquatic Response trainers are qualified and active Pool Lifeguards.

Full Course Details



Minimum age requirement is 16 years

The pre-requisite is: a current First Aid certificate (HLTAID011), which can be completed in conjunction with this course or immediately after it.

The Pool Lifeguard course offers nationally recognised certification and participants may be eligible for accreditation in:


  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues

  • SISCAQU006 Supervise Clients in aquatic locations

  • SISCAQU007 Perform advanced water rescues

  • PUAEME003 Administer Oxygen in an Emergency Situation

  • PUAEME001 Provide Emergency Care


The Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard Award needs to be renewed every 12 months, within 3 months of the expiry date otherwise a full course must be completed again. Lifeguard Re-accreditation and update courses are regularly held at Tobruk Memorial Pool and Smithfield Marlin Coast Pool in Cairns.

Peter Cox

Regional Director of Lifesaving

Aquatic Response

Full Course Duration : 2 days plus pre-course Formative workbook - Cost - $880

Re-accreditation Course Duration : approx 8 hours (includes approx 3 hrs CPR) plus pre-course Formative workbook - Cost - $250

Royal Life Saving (RTO 5431)

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