Dive into a career in aquatics

Ara Arohaehae

Ara Arohaehae – Retention and Development Plan is available to employees in the roles of Lifeguards, Full Time Senior Lifeguards and Full time Supervisors to enable them to undertake an activity with a view to enhancing or improving their competencies, skills and personal attributes and to also receive recognition for this.


Ara Arohaehae Supporting Documents
Ara Arohaehae Retention and Development Plan Structure

⚬ Ara Arohaehae Retention and Development Plan Terms and Conditions


YMCA Lifeguard Course

In association with our friends at YMCA South, our seven-week pool lifeguard course is a great option to getting hands-on training and experience in the aquatics field!

  • Achieve your pool lifeguard practicing certificate
  • Gain 20 NCEA Level 3 credits
  • Open employment pathways
  • Learn about health and safety, customer service, and more
  • Seven hours per week + 20 hours of placement poolside under direct supervision


🆓 Free seven-week pool lifeguard course
Learn more at ymcasouth.org.nz or call (03) 218 2989