We are growing!

We are growing are looking for training staff. We are seeking staff to help deliver the following courses for us:

  • CPR / First Aid
  • Bronze & Aquatic Rescue Courses
  • Our range of Swim Teacher Courses
  • Our community programs and projects

We constantly training and develop our staff, so if you are a swim teacher of lifeguard looking to grow in your career, please talk to us.

Enquire now: www.rlssq.com.au/about-us/positions-vacant/

Advanced Resuscitation

Enrol in Advance Resuscitation now! We have courses available on:

  • 20 February 2021 (Burpengary)

For more information or to register call us on (07) 3823 2823. View our course outlines at this link.

Positions Vacant

Royal Life Saving is looking for enthusiastic people to join our team. We are currently looking for:
Training & Project Support Officer to deliver swimming and water safety training and programs. This role would suit a swim teacher looking for a greater challenge.
Recreation Facility Coordinator to work at The Plantation Aquatic Centre and build our swim school and activity/program delivery.
Express interest at this link.

Position Statement 2021-01

Royal Life Saving Queensland has issued a Position Statement (No 2021-01) in respect to acceptable certificates and training for Pool Lifeguard’s and Swim Teachers.

On 15 October 2020 new Units of Competence in the Health Training Package were released (HLTAID009 and HLTAID011), which replaced previous units of
competence HLTAID001 and HLTAID003, however industry documents still refer to the superseded units. Many RTOs are now delivering training with the new units and this is creating problems to the industry.

Position Statement (No 2021-01) clarifies what Royal Life Saving Queensland will accept in respect to training certificates until such time as the industry documents are updated.

Swim Teacher Course

The next Swim Teacher Course is on the 20 and 21 February 2021. Enrol now!

The Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher Course provides the minimum requirements for those persons wishing to learn to become swim instructors.

Click here for the course outline.

Download the Licensee Handbook which contain all the information you need to know to become a licensed swim teacher.

www.swimteacher.com.au

Swim Teacher Extension Course

Royal Life Saving announces Swim Teacher Extension Couse (Teacher of Infant & Toddler) will be on 28 March 2021.

This course is an extension course for Swim Teachers looking to gain specialist knowledge in teaching infants and toddlers in the pool.
This course will deliver the skills and knowledge required to select an appropriate progression of activities for the development of infants and toddlers over six (6) months of age in an aquatic environment.

Click here for the course outline.

Download the Licensee Handbook which contain all the information you need to know to become a licensed swim teacher.

For more information, head to our new website www.swimteacher.com.au

RLSSQ Newsletter

Royal Life Saving Queensland has released our Christmas Newsletter which talks about:

  • the Presidents message
  • the Premiers visit to one of our life saving clubs,
  • new staff,
  • the revised Swim & Survive program,
  • our swim teacher course,
  • our projects and activities,
  • a Christmas Special price on Defibrillators, and
  • the next Cert IV course (April 2021).

Download the newsletter here.

Aquatic Industry Update

 It is with great excitement that Royal Life Saving Queensland is launching a new program to support the delivery of swimming and water safety programs to children across our communities.


The Swim Teacher Course by Royal Life Saving Queensland is an innovative and cost effective training solution that provides successful candidates with a vocationally aligned, industry recognised swim teacher qualification (Skill Set SISSS00112) from the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package. Recent data released by Royal Life Saving and the Swim School industry shows up to 40% fall in swimming lesson enrolments over the last 12 months, with the greatest impact shown in children 10-12 years (-51.2%) and children 7-9 years (-40.4%).

The impact of falling enrolments is three-fold:

  • Children miss out of learning vital skills, which has possible generational impacts on drowning risk
  • A fall in lessons, means further loss of jobs, which disadvantages young people and women (85% of Swim Teachers are female and 23% are aged 18 to 24 years.)
  • A fall in income, threatens the viability of small and medium business in the industry. This may prompt prolonged closures at a time where community needs their local pool most.

Solution: Royal Life Saving Queensland has developed a new Swim Teacher Course which complies with vocational and industry standards (importantly the GSPO).

Read more details about our announcement and our swim teacher courses:

Read our Industry Update


Cert IV in Swimming Pool & Spa Service

Royal Life Saving is offering the following courses:

  • CPP31218 Certificate III in Swimming Pool and Spa Service
  • CPP41319 Certificate IV in Swimming Pool and Spa Service

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 12 April 2021 to Wednesday 21 April 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:

  • SISCAQU001 Test Pool Water Quality
  • SISCAQU003 Maintain Aquatic Facility Plant and Equipment
  • SISCAQU004 Develop and Implement Pool Water Maintenance Procedures
  • SISCAQU005 Develop and Implement Aquatic Maintenance Procedures
  • BSBRSK401 Identify Risk and Apply Risk Management Processes

High Risk Facilities

Our position is that staff working in high risk facilities responsible for water quality complete a Cert IV in Swimming Pool & Spa Service (CPP41319) by 31 December 2020. High risk facilities are defined as:

  • Learn-to-swim pools
  • Shallow-depth interactive play pools
  • Artificial lagoons with unrestricted access
  • Interactive water features
  • Water slides
  • Pools used by incontinent people
  • Wading pools
  • Program pools
  • Spas