Taking a Water Safety Class with WCWS

At West Coast Water Safety, we understand the dangers of open water. Our professional development courses are open for all aspirants who want to learn aquatic rescue and first aid. Our staff of certified, experienced lifeguards can instruct you on how to improve the safety standards near your pools. We provide various first aid and rescue courses for people of all ages, employment backgrounds, and locations. Our excellently planned courses are exactly what you need to increase awareness about water safety in your business.

As Australia’s premier water safety services, we’ve won three Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships and Shoalwater’s Classic Triathlon in 2019. We've taken part in over 1000 rescue missions and have saved the lives of many more people. Learn aquatic rescue from Australia’s finest lifeguards and assessors. With experience working in Trigg and Scarborough Beaches, we can help you get a realistic view of first aid. Read through our course details to find the course perfect for you.

Training Courses

West Coast water safety pool lifeguard courses offer expert professional training, and covers the skills and knowledge of first aid, resuscitation, swimming and water safety. West Coast water safety are world-renown for their high levels of skill and knowledge in accident prevention and rescue response.

Aquatic Courses

This group training package is perfect for hotels, public swimming pools, and school teachers who want to keep up with modern first aid techniques. The water safety education provided in this course covers the basics and advanced materials required for all lifeguards. The courses can be hired by groups of 3 or more. The course also provides professional development for lifeguards that include instructions on swimming and rescue skills.

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  • Two certification levels: Bronze and Grey Medallion
  • APOLA lifeguard training
  • Professional development for Lifeguards
  • Risk assessment training
  • Safety audits of existing property.

Book a time and location convenient for you.


Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools

This course is an Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 pool for owners and operators. It is an ideal course for pools that don’t have lifeguards. The course is designed to impart the basic skills and knowledge required to respond to a call for help. The training and skills provided in this are focused on minimizing the response time of rescuers so that the person won’t suffer from any long-term damage.

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  • Basics of water rescue
  • Open water swim safety
  • CPR on adults, children, and babies
  • Resuscitation and recovery techniques
  • How to assess for respiratory failure
  • Rescue and recovery positions.

This course complies with the Health Department’s WA Code of Practice and requires a refresher every three years.

Aquatic Rescue for Hydrotherapy

This course is specifically designed for students of physiotherapy and rehabilitation. Any student above the age of 16 can complete this course and earn the certification. The course is devised to help students understand the importance of immediate rescue and the techniques to resuscitate the person immediately after the rescue.

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  • How to identify accidents?
  • How to identify emergencies?
  • Skills required to minimize response time.
  • 25m swimming training
  • CPR demonstration
  • Identification of spinal injuries

The course also helps the participants understand the difference between various aquatic environments and basic injuries.


Aquatic Rescue for Play leads

This is a face-to-face course taught to individuals or groups. This course is specifically designed to help lifeguards and school teachers who deal with children or babies in a high-risk shallow water environment.

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  • Risk assessment in shallow waters.
  • How to develop and implement emergency rescue plans
  • Undertaking risk reduction using appropriate forms.
  • Resuscitation and aquatic rescue
  • Demonstrations and training for recovery positions in adults, children, and infants.

There is no minimum age or work requirement. Parents, grandparents, or other family members can also complete this course.


Aquatic School Programs

This course is designed specifically for school teachers and lifeguards that want to upgrade their knowledge of water safety education. This course is primarily targeted at schools that want to train their staff in water safety. West Coast Water Safety staff will personally instruct all participants on the safety requirements for children.

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  • Water safety education to give to children
  • How to supervise children
  • Safety audits for pools
  • Safety instruction requirements
  • CPR, resuscitation, and other first aid techniques.

The school water safety course can be completed by schools, universities, and playgroups of any size and age group.

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Medallion – Full Course

The Bronze Medallion is the minimum standard for swimming supervisors & Teachers (pool). This course will teach you everything you need to know from personal survival skills through to safely carry out water supervision & rescues. The full course duration is 14 hours (re-qualification course is 4 hours). Delivery Mode is Face to Face and there is no pre learning required. Minimum numbers required for a group booking is eight. Minimum Age requirements for this course is 14 years. Location: The course can be arrange at a location to suit you.

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  • Resuscitation
  • Chain of survival
  • CPR
  • Aftercare
  • 400m Swim (practice)
  • 100m freestyle
  • 100m breaststroke
  • 100m survival backstroke
  • 100m side stroke and many more.

Minimum Age requirements for this course is 14 years

Our Other Services

Don’t want to complete a course? Look through our specialized services to find what you’re looking for.

Old first aid equipment can be just as dangerous as an inattentive lifeguard. Don’t use old equipment for staff training. Use WCWS’s expertise to find new Manikin and Equipment. We have the best water safety and first aid equipment available on the West Coast.

Hire or buy the best equipment for first aid. With up-to-date equipment, you can retrain your staff at your convenience.

What does the package include?

  • Kenji AIDMAN Pro Adult full-body manikins with real-time feedback.
  • Kenji JW2104 Infant CPR Manikin with real-time feedback.
  • Laerdal LittleAnne QCPR Manikin (half-body)
  • Laerdal LittleJunior QCPR Manikin (half-body)
  • Baby Ann QCPR electronic Manikin
  • Complete a list of equipment that should be included in a first aid kit.

All electronic manikins can be connected to laptops, iPods, mobile phones, and projectors with a free app available in stores.
Find your required manikin now.

Require professional lifeguard services to upgrade your security? WCWS’s experience in water and aquatic rescue is the perfect partner you need. We provide both short-term and long-term contracts. Choose a team of lifeguards according to your requirements.

What makes us qualified?

  • Experience in remote piloted aircraft operation, inflatable rescue boats, jet skis, helicopters, etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of all first aid and CPR treatments.
  • Cert 4 Trainers and Assessors.
  • Shire of Gingin Lancelin Triatlon in 2019 and 2020.
  • Winner of three Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships.
  • Winner of WA’s Swimming Open Water Series 2020.

Get started on upgrading your safety now. There is no one better on the West Coast than WCWS!

Are you short on staff? You can hire WCWS’s professional lifeguard services to secure your property. Our staff has detailed experience in the aquatic safety of oceans, hotel swimming pools, and public swimming pools. We have experience with all first aid kits and know all first aid treatments.

What makes us qualified?

  • Experience working Trigg and Scarborough Beaches
  • Experience in dealing with 1.5 million international tourists per year.
  • Winner of three Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships.
  • Winner of two Nutri-grain Ironman Series (Perth and Yallingup)
  • Hands-on knowledge of surf, helicopter, inflatable rescue boat, jetski, and drone rescue.

Hire our experienced staff for a short or long term contract. There are no time restrictions.

Looking to increase the water safety awareness in your team? Hire our staff of Cert 4 Trainers and Assessors to instruct on water safety. Our staff has completed over 1000 first aid treatments and is the perfect candidate to help you spread awareness.

What does the package include?

  • Importance of having certified lifeguards.
  • Methods and techniques to upgrade welfare.
  • CPR techniques
  • First aid requirements in lifeguard huts
  • Real stories of search and rescue

We can also instruct your team on specific first aid and aquatic subjects.

West Coast Water Safety staff are amongst the most experienced Lifeguard, water safety and event safety staff in Australia. Our staff are professional Lifeguards drawn from Trigg & Scarborough beaches, two of Western Australia’s busiest and most dangerous; Dealing with 1.5 million international visitors per year. We have helicopter rescue crew, paramedics, nurses, teachers and even an ex Bondi Lifeguard on staff. If you are looking for the most experienced and professional lifeguard team in the country you have come to the right place.

  • First Aid
  • Resuscitation
  • Pool Lifeguard
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Swim Teaching


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