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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.


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
Job prospects for Sportspersons in Victoria

Occupations in the Sportspersons group include Footballer, Golfer, Jockey, Lifeguard and Sportspersons (other).

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,600 Sportspersons in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are strong.

Average weekly wage
$2,131.60

Hourly earnings
$58.40

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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