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Life Saving Victoria’s Multicultural Projects department provide assistance to CALD community members wishing to join the Aquatic Industry.

Training in beach lifesaving, pool lifeguarding and swim teaching are offered to those wishing to gain the skills to volunteer or work on the beach or in local aquatic centres.

For further information on training opportunities select the option below for the type of training you are interested in.

Pool Lifeguard and Swim Teacher Training

Life Saving Victoria’s Multicultural Projects Department have been working with CALD candidates to help them become pool lifeguards and swim teachers to gain employment in aquatic centres throughout Melbourne.

To become a lifeguard or swim teacher requires candidates to complete a number of qualifications. LSV supports candidates to organise training and supports them throughout the process. After completion of training LSV supports candidates to obtain employment in local aquatic centres.

For further information on Aquatic Centre training please contact us.

Beach Lifesaving Training

Life Saving Victoria’s Multicultural Projects department provide assistance to CALD community members wishing to join the Life Saving movement.

Beach Lifesaving is a great way to keep fit, socialise, and give back to the Australian community.

Those wishing to become a beach Life Saver are required to completing a 5-7 day course, comprising theoretical and physical tests in the water and on land. Candidates will be required to swim 200 – 400 metres in the ocean, as well as perform rescues, undertake CPR, provide first aid, and communicate with other Life Savers to pass the course.

Once trained, Life Savers are usually expected to voluntarily patrol the beach for around five days per summer season.

Below are requirements for the two entry levels of Life Saving training:

Surf Rescue Certificate

Prerequisites:

Be a minimum of 13 years of age on the date of the final assessment
Have completed a 200 metre swim in five minutes in a pool or open water

Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion / Certificate II Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue)

Prerequisites:

Be a minimum of 15 years of age on the date of the final assessment
Have completed a 400 metre swim in nine minutes in a pool or open water

More information can be found by emailing multicultural@lsv.com.au or calling the Multicultural Department on 9676 6921.

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