Professional Ocean Lifeguard Level 2


This level (POL Level 2) is the recommended minimum entry level award for adult professional ocean lifeguards whereby ocean lifeguards are viewed capable of functioning independent of direct supervision as casual and/or seasonal 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

PUAEME004A Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury

PUAOPE027A Undertake beach safety management activities

PUASAR011C Search as a member of an aquatic search team

PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene

PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment

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 200 hours

Professional Ocean Lifeguard Level 2