This is aquatics

Aquatic

Pool Operations

There may be changes to course offerings in your local area as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. To obtain specific details about the availability of courses in your local area it is important you get in touch with your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

Checking swimming pool pumps

Aquatic Technical Operator Skill Set (SISSS00110)

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

Note the Royal Life Saving Society - Australia National Office is NOT a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). All nationally recognised training is delivered by Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations (STMOs). See the RTO and Enrolment Information section below.

Description

This course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills relevant to the supervision and operation of an aquatic facility, plant and associated equipment and the monitoring and maintaining of water quality. This course is the industry standard for pool supervisors.

Delivery Modes

Delivery modes and course structure may vary depending on which Royal Life Saving STMO you enrol with. Courses may use a combination of face-to-face training, online learning and text-based pre-course learning.

To obtain specific details about the courses delivered at your local area it is important you get in contact with your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

Pre-requisites

The full course requires a current Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard certificate.

Additional Requirements

On completion of the four-day program candidates are required to complete an 'On-the Job' Workbook where access to an operational aquatic centre is required.

It is recommended that regular professional development be undertaken to ensure current skills and knowledge.

Content

This course involves theory and practical components including:

  • Pool maintenance
  • Filtration systems
  • Developing maintenance programs
  • Water monitoring
  • Equipment operation
  • Routine water testing safe chemical handling
  • Implementing workplace policy and procedure
  • Standards and legislation
  • Disinfection procedures
  • Risk analysis
  • Responding to emergencies

During the training program there will be a number of site visits to aquatic centres. These visits are critical to the learning outcomes of the training program. They provide a valuable insight into the various types of plant and equipment used in aquatic facilities.

Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

  • Royal Life Saving Pool Operations Certificate

Statement of Attainment for Units of Competency from the SIS National Sport,Fitness and Recreation Training Package:

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

Pathway

Units may go towards a credit in a (SIS31015) Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation from the SIS National Sport,Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

RTO and Enrolment Information

To find a course closest to you, simply click on the ‘Find a Scheduled Course’ feature on the top right of the screen.

Please note that the Royal Life Saving Society Australia National Office is NOT a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

All nationally recognised training, aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), is delivered by the RTOs that operate out of the Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations (STMOs) listed below.

If you are unsure about any aspect of your enrolment or course it is important that you get in contact with your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) - including Canberra metropolitan and surrounds

  • Royal Life Saving Society ACT Branch
  • Courses run by Royal Life Saving ACT are delivered through Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

New South Wales (NSW) - including Sydney metropolitan and Illawarra, Hunter, Riverina, Northern and Western Regions

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

· Northern Territory (NT) - including Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – NT (RTO 0859)

· Queensland (QLD) - including Brisbane metropolitan, Far North and Regional Queensland

  • Royal Life Saving Society QLD (RTO 5431)

· South Australia (SA) - including Adelaide metropolitan and regional areas

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – South Australian Branch (RTO 0996)

· Tasmania (TAS) - including Hobart, Launceston and North West regions

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – Tasmania Branch
  • Courses run by Royal Life Saving Tasmania are delivered through Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

· Victoria (VIC) - including Melbourne metropolitan and regional areas

  • Life Saving Victoria (RTO 21799)

· Western Australia (WA) - including Perth metropolitan and regional areas

  • Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia (RTO 0854)