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Job Opportunities

Royal Life Saving announces some job opportunities that we may have available over the coming months: Obtain a Position Description or express interest at this link. Position availability may be dependant upon our ability to conduct courses and programs, as well as the swim school and facility's trading ability during the pandemic which can change at a moments notice.


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Cert III and Cert IV in Swimming Pool & Spa Service

Royal Life Saving is offering the following courses: View the Course Brochure here which includes more details and information about the course.

This course complies with our Position Statement in respect to the qualifications required when operating a commercial aquatic facility. This statement is a result of the release of Queensland Healths water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities (dated December 2019). The purpose of the guideline is to reduce risk to public health and the focus is on water quality associated risks.


Course Dates: Monday 30 November 2020 to Wednesday 9 December 2020.
The course is subject to minimum number which will be confirmed one week before course commencement.

Monday 15 February 2021 to Wednesday 24 February 2021.
The course is subject to minimum number which will be confirmed one week before course commencement.

Venue: The Plantation
1204 New Cleveland Road, Gumdale QLD

Cost: $3,600.00 (including GST)
However 10% discount (so the course fee will be $3,240.00) if paid upfront

Enquire: Download the course enrolment form here, complete the form and send it to us.
We will contact you following receipt of the form and discuss the course with you.

Position Statement: Pool Operator Training

Royal Life Saving has released a Position Statement in respect to the qualifications required when operating a commercial aquatic facility. This statement is a result of the release of Queensland Health’s water quality guidelines for public aquatic facilities (dated December 2019). The purpose of the guideline is to reduce risk to public health and the focus is on water quality associated risks .

Our Position

In accordance with Queensland Health’s water quality guidelines (P42) for public aquatic facilities our position is that all staff who operate aquatic facilities undergo appropriate training for the risk level of the facility.

The minimum standard for aquatic facilities is for staff to undertake a short course in Pool Plant Operations which includes the following units of competence:
(click here for more information)

Please Contact Us for more information.


Grey Medallion


Royal Life Saving Queensland is now offering the Grey Medallion Award at The Plantation Aquatic Centre.

The Grey Medallion is a water safety and lifesaving skills program for older adults, aimed at reducing the drowning rates and encouraging a healthy, independent and active lifestyle. For more information please click here.

Click here to Register Your Interest OR Book into a Course.

Restart a Heart Day

Restart a Heart Day is an annual training event on October 16th relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillator use or first aid surrounding heart attacks. Education and training will be offered to the general public in CPR and what to do in the event of a heart attack.

To celebrate Restart a Heart Day, Royal Life Saving Queensland is selling Phillips HS1 for $1,700. View our brochure here.

These can be purchased from our Online Shop.


Annual Report

The Society's Annual Report for 2019-20 has been released. You can obtain a copy of the report at this link.

The report includes information about our activities over the last twelve months, including that our of affiliates and clubs. You can obtain a printed copy of our annual report by dropping into our office during normal business hours.





National Drowning Report

Click here to download the 2020 National Drowning Report.

The Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report identified 248 drowning deaths (which is an 8% decrease) occurred across Australia in 2019/20, (62 in Queensland). 36% of drownings occurred in major cities. 80% of drownings were male, with the peak age group for drowning being 25-34 years. There has been a 52% decrease in drowning for the 0-4 age group.

Royal Life Saving Queensland CEO Paul Barry said “Royal Life Saving is urging Queenslanders to supervise children around water, ensure their pool fence is in good working order in the lead up to summer, and to create safe play areas for children on properties with dams”.



To stay safe around water, Royal Life Saving and Surf Life Saving Australia urge all Australians to:
(click here for more reports)


GoodSAM®

GoodSAM is the world's most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platform. GoodSAM is set up to work with ambulance and pre-hospital services to enable qualified bystanders to provide life saving care in emergencies. The app enables those with a Royal Life Saving First Aid certificate to register on the app and help the community. GoodSAM is also the world's largest public AED Registry, and have also launched the world’s first mobile AED tracking system.

The app allows alerters to dial the emergency services, and at the same time notify nearby qualified responders (including those with a First Aid certificate) of a medical emergency. By alerting responders of an emergency, GoodSAM connects those in need with those who have the skills to provide critical help before the emergency services arrive.

Royal Life Saving Queensland is the first Queensland organisation to register with GoodSAM. Holders of a current Royal Life Saving Queensland First Aid certificate are able to register as a responder on the app.

Please consider downloading the app and registering as an Alerter or Responder. Click here for more information.

View the map of responders


Swim & Survive

Is your school registered for the Swim & Survive program?

We provide partners with free lesson plans, certificates and support to deliver the Swim & Survive program. Your school can register to deliver the Swim & Survive program here. You can also get access to free resources here.
Do you have more questions or would like to book a workshop, why not contact us?

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NEWS


Job Opportunities

Royal Life Saving announces some job opportunities we may have available:

Swim Teachers / Instructors (Plantation & Burpengary)
Lifeguards - Redcliffe and Gumdale (casual)
Project Officers (casual)

Obtain a Position Description or express interest at this link.

Annual Report

The Society's Annual Report for 2019-20 has been released. You can obtain a copy of the report at this link.

National Drowning Report

Royal Life Saving has released the 2020 National Drowning Report which indicates that 248 people have drowned in Australia Waterways in the last year.

NEWSLETTER

Please download our Spring 2020 Newsletter.

View older newsletters here.
Click here to subscribe to our mailing list.

Position Statement on CPR during COVID-19

Royal Life Saving has released a Position Statement on CPR during COVID-19 to help life savers and lifeguards perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a safe manner.

Please read this in conjunction with the Frequently Asked Questions about Resuscitation during COVID-19 Pandemic issued by The Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

MEMBERSHIP

Membership renewal is now due. If you are an existing member, please download a Membership Renewal Form and send it back to us.

New members, to apply for membership please use the Membership Application Form.

If you wish to be a trainer with us, please download this information sheet.

Members of Queensland Lifeguard League, please complete a Qld Lifeguard League Membership Form.

Royal Life Saving National Drowning Report

During the 2018/2019 year, the National Drowning Report 2019 indicates 276 people drowned in Australia Waterways. Download the report here.

Overseas Born Drowning

View the latest report on drowning of overseas born people
Full Report
Summary Report



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