Beach Lifeguard Course

Intended Audience:

Individuals who desire, or are required to be certified in Lifeguarding, Basic Life Support, Basic First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, and (optional) Emergency Oxygen who will work at venues or attractions with non-surf open water.

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Beach Lifeguard
Course Type

Physical Pre-Requisites

  • Swim continuously for 200m non-stop in water over 1.5m
  • Perform a surface dive & recover a 4.5kg weight at 5.0m
  • Tread water for at least 10 minutes

Course Duration

  • 4 Days (including EIAC assessment)

Minimum Age

  • 16 years of age

Certifications Earned

  • StarGuard Lifeguard – with Waterfront Module
  • ASHI Basic Life Support
  • ASHI Basic First Aid
  • ASHI Bloodborne Pathogens
  • ASHI Emergency Oxygen (optional)
  • EIAC Beach Lifeguard


  • 1 year – StarGuard Lifeguard – with Waterfront Module
  • 2 years – EIAC Beach Lifeguard

In order to perform lifeguard duties, candidates must be physically fit, meet all of the pre-requisites, have good vision and hearing, be mentally alert and self-disciplined.
The course requires a minimum of 4 days training and requires 100% attendance. The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Flip Chart Exercises
  • Guided Group Discussions and Activities
  • Practical Demonstrations and Training
Topics Covered

The StarGuard ELITE programme incorporates all elements of Prevention Strategy, Surveillance, Response & Rescue, Emergency Care & Workplace Environment. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting patrons and diving to the deepest part of the pool (if applicable)

  • Scanning, Recognition, Proactive Rotation
  • Distressed Swimmer Recognition & Response
  • Choking Adult or Child
  • Choking Infant
  • Sudden Illness
  • Severe Bleeding & Shock
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Suspected Spinal Injury on land
  • Suspected Spinal Injury in water
  • Adult sudden cardiac arrest on land
  • Unresponsive drowning person
  • Hand Signals
  • Rescue Craft
  • Marine animal injuries
  • Search & Rescue
  • Shoreline Extrications
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