Two nationally recognised short courses, the Pool Lifeguard Skill Set and the Swimming and Water Safety Teacher Skill Set have been developed to fast track participants into entry level pool lifeguarding and swimming instructor roles in time for the West Australian aquatic sector’s busy summer period.
The demand for these courses (which are free to eligible applicants) was identified by Royal Life Saving WA who are anticipating higher than usual demand in metropolitan and regional swimming pools as people holiday at home over the summer months.
The Swimming and Water Safety Teacher Skill Set includes water rescue techniques, water familiarisation and buoyancy and a range of swimming strokes. The Pool lifeguard skill set will include water rescue, first aid training and supervision in an aquatic environment.
Royal Lifesaving WA will deliver these new ‘job ready’ courses which also provide a pathway to full qualifications. For further information please refer to www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au.
In addition, secondary school students now have the opportunity to receive fully funded training to become qualified swimming instructors for the Department of Education’s VacSwim program. www.education.wa.edu.au/swimming-lessons.