Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate
Skills Active Aotearoa and New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) are pleased to offer the minimum qualification required to work as a Pool Lifeguard - The Pool Lifeguard Practising Certificate (PLPC). Formerly known as the National Pool Lifeguard Award (NPLA), it is the Industry's recognition of the skills a person needs to work as a lifeguard in an aquatics facility.
The PLPC is owned and managed by NZRA and administered through Skills Active (Sport, Fitness & Recreation Industry Training Organisation) who can provide assistance and more information on other training opportunities in the aquatics industry. Read more..
ID Requirements for Pool Lifeguard qualifications
From 1 October 2012 Skills Active now report unit standard credits to NZQA for everyone completing the PLSA and/or completing or revalidating the PLPC.
To have these credits reported you must have a National Student Number (NSN). If you don’t already have an NSN, Skills Active can apply for one for you through the Ministry of Education. To do this, the Ministry of Education require a copy of either the identity page of your current Passport showing your name and date of birth, or your Birth Certificate as proof of identity. Read more...
200m swim - time changed!
In response to on-going industry feedback and more prominently at the recent Aquatic Regional forums, the PoolSafe Advisory group has discussed various options with regard to the 200m timed swim.
From the 10 July 2012 lifeguards will be required to swim 200m in less than 6 minutes.
Full information about this change can be downloaded here.
The revalidation for the PLPC is now two yearly and is effective immediately (1 June 2012).
Download a copy of the Revalidation Reporting Form
NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN AQUATICS LEVEL 3
To further your skills and knowledge applicable to the entire role of a Pool Lifeguard, the PLPC can be undertaken as part of a National Certificate in Aquatics Level 3. If you are interested in this option contact Skills Active on 0508 475 4557.
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All workbooks and Toolkits are available from Skills Active. Please contact them on 0508 475 4557 or go to their website http://www.skillsactive.org.nz/ for further information.
For more information please contact: Jenni Pethig at Skills Active (email@example.com) or Tracey Prince at NZRA (firstname.lastname@example.org).