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Aquatic Technical Operations Training Courses

Pool operators have a legal obligation to manage the risks to human health arising from pathogenic micro-organisms in pool water. This requirement is set out through the Public Health and Wellbeing Regulations and explained further in the DHHS Water Quality Guidelines for Public Aquatic Facilities.

This course meets the training requirements of the regulations and includes design and content input by DHHS. The course is a must for any person responsible for the testing, treatment or maintenance of water quality and plant operations at Council, learn to swim, school, fitness centre, apartment, body corporate, hotel, motel, holiday, caravan park or theme park swimming pool facilities.

Aquatic Technical Operator

Aquatic Technical Operator

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to safely contribute to the water treatment and plant operations of an aquatic facility. The course focus includes monitoring and maintaining pool water quality, operating plant / equipment, risk management and developing maintenance programs.

Successful completion of this course will result in the award of:

SISSS00110 Aquatic Technical Operator

SISCAQU001 Test pool water quality
SISCAQU004 Develop and implement pool water maintenance procedures
SISCAQU003 Maintain aquatic facility plant and equipment
SISCAQU005 Develop and implement aquatic facility maintenance procedures
BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
Course OverviewCourse Outline

There are over 175,000 swimming pools of all shapes and sizes in Victoria. They can be found in backyards, hotels, camping venues, body corporate building or at multi-million dollar multi-facility Leisure Centres.

Life Saving Victoria’s Aquatic Technical Operators course is ideal for pool owners and aquatic industry personnel responsible for the monitoring of pool water quality or the maintenance of plant equipment. It’s also a great qualification for pool lifeguards and swimming teachers who wish to broaden their skills and knowledge (and career opportunities) within the aquatics industry.

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to safely contribute to the water treatment and plant operations of an aquatic facility. The course focus includes monitoring and maintaining pool water quality, operating plant / equipment, risk management and developing maintenance programs.

This course is recommended for any person responsible for the testing, treatment or maintenance of a swimming pool or its associated plant equipment. It is also recommended for Industry professionals and provides a great pathway for public leisure centre Lifeguard / operational or supervisor. Life Saving Victoria recommend that public facilities have an appropriately qualified person ‘Aquatic Technical Operator’ on duty at all times that the facility is open.

Unit – SISCAQU001 Test Pool Water Quality

SISCAQU001 – Unit details

Unit – SISCAQU004 Develop and Implement Pool Water Maintenance Procedures

SISCAQU004 – Unit details

Unit – SISCAQU003 Maintain Aquatic Facility Plant and Equipment

SISCAQU003 – Unit details

Unit – SISCAQU005 Develop and Implement Aquatic Facility Maintenance Procedures

SISCAQU005 – Unit details

Unit – BSBRSK401 Identify Risk and Apply Risk Management Processes

BSBRSK401 – Unit details


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