This qualification is part of the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. It provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to be competent in a range of activities and functions requiring autonomous work within a defined range of situations and activities in an aquatic setting. Qualification outcomes will depend on the specialisation chosen and include swimming teaching, pool lifeguard and pool operations. Work would be undertaken in locations such as aquatic facilities or environments, and indoor recreation facilities under some supervision.

Course Fee:

Australian: $2,150

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


16 units: 9 core; 7 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Organise personal work priorities and development; Provide first aid; Perform basic water rescues; Supervise clients at an aquatic facility or environment; Provide customer service; Respond to emergency situations; Work effectively in sport and recreation environments; Provide public education on the use of resources; Undertake risk analysis of activities. Electives: Monitor pool water quality; Operate aquatic facility plant and equipment; Perform advanced water rescues; Administer oxygen in an emergency situation; Instruct clients in water safety and survival skills; Instruct swimming strokes; plus more.

Related Careers:

Lifeguard, Recreation Officer,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bowen Hills No info No
Bowen Hills No info No Part time
Australian YMCA Institute of Education and Training is the Registered Training Organisation division of the YMCA. The Institute delivers a wide range of accredited courses for YMCA staff and volunteers. Some programs are available to members of the community. The Institute manages the delivery of its accredited training through campuses in Welshpool, Perth (YMCA Perth), Brisbane (YMCA Brisbane), and Parramatta, Sydney (YMCA Sydney).

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