Professional Ocean Lifeguard Level 1

This entry level (POL Level 1) Award when involving non-adult trainee professional ocean lifeguards (candidates under 18 years of age) particularly requires these ocean lifeguards to function under strict supervision in the workplace.

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

HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTFA404C Apply advanced resuscitation techniques

PUASAR017A Undertake advanced surf rescue

PUACOM001C Communicate in the workplace*

PUASAR012C Apply surf awareness and self-rescue skills*

PUASAR013A Participate in an aquatic rescue operation*

*pre-requisites for PUASAR017A Undertake advanced surf rescue

Other Requirements including prerequisites

Current Motor Vehicle Driver Licence

Current APOLA POL Annual Proficiency Certificate

Professional Ocean Lifeguard Level 1