Intermediate Lifeguard School

Course Overview

Intermediate Lifeguard School is designed to provide junior lifeguards with the skill skill development, knowledge and further understanding to develop as a lifeguard. The school is a dynamic combination of theory and practical based sessions to enhance the candidate's learning through a variety of situations. Intermediate Lifeguard School is delivered via a two day camp and is a great opportunity for junior lifeguards to become more confident and capable lifeguards.

The target audience for this course is lifeguards who have been patrolling for 1-2 seasons and are ready to further develop their lifeguarding skills.

Course Information 

Pre requistes

- 15 years of age
- Current Level 1 First Aid (Refreshed)
- Marine VHF Radio Operators Certificate
- Min 1 season of active patrolling experience
- Club Endorsement to attend ILGS

- Current member of a SLS club
- Surf Lifeguard Award (refreshed)
- Swim 400 metres sub 8 minutes
- IRB Crewperson Module (reccomended)


2 days

Delivered by

Regional instructors 

Who should complete it

Lifeguards who have been patrolling for 1-2 seasons and are ready to further develop their lifeguarding skills. 

Candidate requirements

Obtain all Intermediate Lifeguard School prerequisites
Attend the full course
Fully participate in all activities and pass all learning elements of the course 

Topics covered

1. Roles and Responsibilities

2. Tube and Board Rescue

3. First Aid Scenarios

4. Scanning and Surveillance

5. Helicopter landing zones

6. Intro into Rock Navigation

7. Intro into Search and Rescue

 8. Run/Swim/Run

9. Goal Setting

10. Professionalism & Image

11.    Working with external agencies



At the completion of this school candidates will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate good communication
  2. Knowledge of how to request and work with key external agencies
  3. Demonstrate physical competencies
  4. Demonstrate leadership and team work skills
  5. Demonstrate high levels of fitness
  6. Demonstrate water entry and exit on rocks
  7. Identify safety procedures when working around helicopters
  8. Demonstrate how to set up a helicopter landing zone
  9. Perform tube and board rescue skills

Instructor and Mentor Applications

For information about applying to be a Instructor or Mentor at Intermediate Lifeguard School, click here