Turn your passion for the beach and assisting the community into paid employment as a professional lifeguard.
To maintain supervision and safety of a designated lifesaving patrol area within a designated bathing reserve, provide advice on safety to visitors and to perform rescues, first aid and resuscitation as required.
Applicants must be a minimum of:
- 17 years of age to become a lifeguard at lagoons and Wide Bay Capricorn beaches
- 18 years of age to become a lifeguard at all other locations.
Lifeguards must also hold the following nationally accredited certificates:
- current, proficient Bronze Medallion (Certificate II in Public Safety)
- First Aid Certificate
- Advanced Resuscitation Certificate or Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Certificate
- Spinal Management (desired)
- Blue Card (or ability to obtain).
The Lifeguard fitness test applies to all lifeguards and you must be capable of completing the following at all times:
- Fitness – Beach mission: 600m ocean swim, 800m run, 600m board paddle, 800m run in 28mins
- Swim: 800m pool swim in under 14 minutes (minimum pool length is 25 metres)
- Patient recovery: 100m tube rescue of a patient out to sea and return (optional flippers) and 200m board rescue of a patient out to sea and return.
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