November 2, 2022
This Professional Ocean Lifeguard Level 2 is the recommended minimum entry-level award for adult professional ocean lifeguards whereby ocean lifeguards are viewed capable of functioning independent of direct supervision as casual and/or seasonal ocean lifeguards.
To gain the qualification of this Professional Ocean Lifeguard Award level both the Vocational training units of competency listed and the other requirements indicated below must be met.
For more information on understanding requirements for each level of the POL please see the following pdf document:
PUA30319 Certificate III in Public Safety (Aquatic Search and Rescue)
NB Units of Competency presented as accumulating Skill Sets (Levels 1-3).
POL Level 1 Skill Set (POL Level 1)
POL Level 2 Skill Set
PUAEME004 Provide emergency care for suspected spinal injury
PUAOPE027 Undertake beach safety management activities
PUASAR011 Search as a member of an aquatic search team
PUAOHS002 Maintain safety at an incident scene
PUAOPE013 Operate communications systems and equipment
Current Motor Vehicle Driver License
Current APOLA POL Annual Proficiency Certificate
Current APOLA Suspected Spinal Injury Care Award
Current Apply advanced resuscitation techniques (HLTAID015) and Current Apply first aid (HLTAID011)
Minimum operational employment experience of 200 hours