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  • Skilled Occupation COMMUNITY AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS Sports and Personal Service Workers > Sports and Fitness Workers Sportspersons Lifeguard


      Looks after the safety of people at beaches or swimming pools through accident prevention and rescue, and educating the public on water safety. This occupation requires high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience. Registration or licensing is required.

      Skill Level: 3

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Lifeguard is $ 49,668 for male employees and $ 18,653 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 24.8 Females: 26.0 Persons: 25.1
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 4524 Sportspersons - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

    Australian visa options for Lifeguard

    Employer Sponsorship
    489 Visa
    482 TSS Visa
    Skilled Occupation
    ANZSCO Code
    Assessing Authority
    189 Visa
    190 Visa
    186 Visa (DE)
    187 Visa
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    Visa processing times-months (75%)
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    Visa processing times-months (90%)

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    Lifeguard job description, duties and education requirements


      SPORTSPERSONS participate in sporting events for monetary gain either as individuals or as members of a team.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

      In Australia:

        AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      In New Zealand:
        NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

      At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

      Some occupations may require high levels of physical fitness, sporting ability and personal commitment as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.

      Registration or licensing may be required.

      Tasks Include:

      • maintaining a high degree of expertise in a particular sport
      • attending regular practice sessions and undertaking private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
      • deciding on strategies in consultation with coaches
      • assessing other competitors and conditions at venues
      • competing in sporting events
      • adhering to the rules and regulations associated with a specific sport
      • promoting water safety awareness and undertaking rescue of persons in difficulty in the water
      • undertaking sports promotional activities and television appearances


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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