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Lifeguard

Lifeguards look after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools, through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety.

Overview

Lifeguards look after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools, through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety.

Day-to-day

  • promotes water safety awareness and undertakes rescue of people in difficulty in the water.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

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To become a Lifeguard

  • You usually need a certificate II or III in public safety (aquatic rescue), a royal life saving pool lifeguard certificate or a surf life saving bronze medallion to work as a Lifeguard.

    Take a course in Pool Lifeguarding

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