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Professional Ocean Lifeguard (POL) Award Level 3


Professional Ocean Lifeguard Level 3 (POL Level 3)

Note

This level (POL Level 3) is the recommended minimum entry level award for candidates employed as senior professional ocean lifeguards.

To gain the qualification of this Professional Ocean Lifeguard Award level both the Vocational training units of competency listed and the other requirements indicated below must be met.

For more information on understanding requirements for each level of the POL please see the following pdf document:

APOLA POL Award Levels 1-4 for implementation 2015 – Dec 2014.pdf


 

Vocational Training from Public Safety Training Package

PUA31312 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
NB Units of Competency presented as accumulating Skill Sets (Levels 1-3).

POL Level 1 Skill Set (POL Level 1)

POL Level 2 Skill Set (POL Level 2)

POL Level 3 Skill Set

PUATEA004D Work effectively in a public safety organization

Plus a pair of units from 1 of the following 4 streams:

PWC Driver

PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUASAR016A Operate and maintain a personal water craft for rescue operations

Beach Vehicle Driver

PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions

Advanced Emergency Care

HLTFA402B Apply Advanced First Aid

PUAEME005A Provide Pain Management

Risk Minimisation

PUAEMR027 Assess operational risk

PUATEA002B Work Autonomously


Other Requirements including prerequisites

Current Motor Vehicle Driver Licence

Current APOLA POL Annual Proficiency Certificate

Current APOLA Suspected Spinal Injury Care Award

Current Apply advanced resuscitation techniques and Current Apply first aid

Minimum operational employment experience of 500 hours

Current PWC Driver Licence*

Current APOLA Lifeguard Powercraft Ocean Rescue Award*

Current APOLA Beach Vehicle Driver Award*


Alternative Pathway via Certificate III in Local Government


Professional Ocean Lifeguard (POL) Award Level 3 Pathway including Certificate III Local Government qualification

Note

When Certificate III Local Government is attained rather than Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue) the following is required for attainment of Professional Ocean Lifeguard (POL) Award Level 3

Certificate III Local Government

Consistent with applying the rules of unit content for this qualification, units to be completed shall include 5 Core units and 7 Elective units for a total of 12 units of competency. For the Electives, a maximum of 4 Electives may be imported from another training package.

The recommended composition of units appropriate for Council Ocean Lifeguards having already attained the listed pre-requisites (and retained currency for the components recommended by industry), for the qualification Certificate III in Local Government is as follows:

Core LGA Units (5)

LGACORE102B Follow defined WHS policies and procedures
LGACORE104B Work effectively in Local Government
LGACORE105B Work with others in Local Government
LGACOMP008A Apply conflict resolution strategies
LGACOMP009A Implement effective communication techniques

Elective LGA Units (3)

LGAREG304A Apply regulatory powers
LGAREGS303A Enforce legislation to achieve compliance
LGAREGS101B Access learning and career development opportunities

Elective Imported PUA Units (4)

PUASAR017A Undertake advanced surf rescue

PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities

PUASAR013A Participate in an aquatic rescue operation

PUASAR016A Operate and maintain a personal water craft for rescue operations OR PUAVEH001B Drive vehicles under operational conditions


Other Requirements including prerequisites

Current Motor Vehicle Driver Licence

Current APOLA POL Annual Proficiency Certificate

Current APOLA Suspected Spinal Injury Care Award

Current Apply advanced resuscitation techniques and Current Apply first aid

Minimum operational employment experience of 500 hours

Current PWC Driver Licence*

Current APOLA Lifeguard Powercraft Ocean Rescue Award*

Current APOLA Beach Vehicle Driver Award*

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