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Community Services Youth Twelve25 Youth Employment Program

Youth Employment Program

Twelve25 are excited to be launching a new youth employment program that will offer young people access to subsidised certificates and qualifications, including;

  • White Card (Compulsory construction training)
  • Pool Lifeguard (Nationally accredited)
  • DHS Working with Children Clearance
  • Barista (Nationally accredited)


  • Must live in the City of Salisbury
  • Aged 15 to 25

Each course will involve a cost with subsidies available dependent on your financial situation.

If you are interested in one or more of the qualifications listed, submit your expression of interest.

Once a course date has been set, you will receive a notification about the course information, cost and how to book.

Expression of Interest form

If you are interested to receive more information about the training courses offered below, submit your expression of interest.

    • White Card (Compulsory construction training)
    • DHS Working with Children Clearance
    • Barista (Nationally accredited)

Note: Completing this expression of interest form, does not guarantee you a spot in the program.

View the form here.

Pool Lifeguard Certificate

The Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard certificate is recognised throughout Australia and in many countries around the world. This certificate is an entry-level professional qualification that can lead to an exciting career in the aquatic and recreation industry. The course offers expert professional training, and leads to a nationally accredited skill set 'SISSS00111 Pool Lifeguard Skill Set.'

You will receive:

  • Royal Life Saving Society - Australian Pool Lifeguard Certificate (valid for 12 months)

Statement of attainments for Units of Competency from the SIS10 National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package:

  • HLTAID001 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid* (Credit Transfer)
  • PUAEME001 Provide emergency care
  • PUAEME003 Administer oxygen in an emergency situation
  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
  • SISCAQU006 Supervise clients in aquatic locations
  • SISCAQU007 Perform advanced water rescues

Course details

To be eligible you must be the age of 16 or over at the time of undertaking the course.

You must attend all 3 training dates from 9am - 5pm.

Physical fitness and strength

Participants will require a medium to high level of aquatic fitness in order to successfully complete the following practical components:

  • Deep Water Retrieval Test – ability to retrieve an object from the deepest water within the aquatic environment
  • Lift Test – ability to lift a swimmer out of the water (using appropriate manual handling procedures)
  • Rescue Test – 25 metre swim / 25 metre non-contact tow in less than 1 minute and 45 seconds
  • Fitness Test – 200 metre swim in less than 6 minutes (using any stroke)


Thanks to the City of Salisbury you could gain this certificate at a subsidised cost.

These are the subsidies for young people living in City of Salisbury.

  • 25% subsidies (no Health Care Card / Centrelink Card): $202.50
  • 75% subsidies (hold a Health Care Card/ Centrelink Card) : $67.50

For young people not living in City of Salisbury - they can still apply but don’t get the subsidy

  • Full price (Non City of Salisbury residents): $270

You will be required to upload evidence in your application to determine which subsidy you're eligible for.

How to apply

To determine your subsidies and cost you will need to put in an application.

You will receive an email on how to book and pay for the Pool Lifeguard training course.

Pool lifeguard applications