We'll find course providers near you.


Your postcode
Not in Australia? Speak to an agent to learn more about studying in Australia.


Are you an Australian citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand citizen, or eligible Visa holder?


Are you currently employed?

Pool Lifeguard Courses

A Pool Lifeguard ensure public safety at a swimming pool facility. You’ll conduct patrols around the pool area and monitor the water for people experiencing difficulties. You may have to come to the aid of people having problems in the water and might have to provide first aid. Pool Lifeguards may educate visitors on water safety issues and speak with people about unsafe behaviour in a pool environment.

Pool Lifeguards should have excellent observational skills and be able to focus for long periods of time. It’s important that you are physically fit and have a knowledge of first aid. Pool Lifeguards must be able to make safety a priority at all times. Depending on your workplace, you might have to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.

View all Courses

Popular Pool Lifeguard Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Pool Lifeguard.

More info
More info
More info

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Pool Lifeguard earn?

In Australia, a full time Pool Lifeguard generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Pool Lifeguard?

There has been an increase in worker numbers in this industry in recent years. There are currently 4,400 people working as a Pool Lifeguard in Australia compared to 3,500 five years ago. Pool Lifeguards may find work across all regions of Australia where large public pools are located.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Pool Lifeguard?

If you’d like to work as a Pool Lifeguard, consider enrolling in a Certificate II in Sport and Recreation. This course will give you the skills to work in places such as fitness centres or recreation centres. You could also consider a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation.

Find a Course

We’ll find nearby campuses and check if you’re eligible for funding in your state.

View all Courses

Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within community recreation. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.