Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate

Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate

Completion of the Pool Lifeguard Skills Award (PLSA) and Pool Lifeguard Practicing Certificate (PLPC), covering Unit Standards 30123, 30124 and 29848.

Those holding the New Zealand Certificate Aquatics - Level 3 (Pool Lifeguard) meet all of the criteria.


Scope of qualification

The minimum standard to be operating as a Pool Lifeguard within an aquatics facility's safety management plan.


Re-registration criteria
24 months

Professional development: Expectation that person undergoes ongoing training - covered in attestation

Experience as Pool Lifeguard: Expectation that person has recent work experience - covered in attestation

Personal experience:  No fixed experience criteria but candidate must be assessed as able to swim 200m in under six minutes

First Aid/CPR: Current First Aid Certificate

Attestation: Accredited Assessor of qualification attests that the candidate is current in knowledge, skills and experience, fit for role and of good character.

Police Check: Recommended

Qualifying Organisation
Recreation Aotearoa
www.nzrecreation.org.nz