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NATIONAL AQUATIC INDUSTRY HUB

BECOME A SWIMMING AND WATER SAFETY TEACHER

How to become a teacher

Swimming and Water Safety Teacher

Use your passion for swimming and water safety to start a career that makes a difference to your local community.

 

The first thing you need to know is that you don’t have to have any qualifications or experience to begin your journey and we are in high demand so even better.

Royal Life Saving Society Australia delivers more swimming and water safety courses than anyone in Australia. As a founding member organisation of AUSTSWIM, the AUSTSWIM Swimming and Water Safety Teacher course, this interactive course is delivered in a blended format.

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course will give you the essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety to people from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues.

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation is recognised in each state and territory of Australia and many countries overseas.

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety is a pre-requisite for all extension courses

I find the job very rewarding and I love the smile they have on their faces

Royal Life Saving Society Australia delivers more swimming and water safety courses than anyone in Australia. Utilising the AUSTSWIM Swimming and Water Safety Teacher course, this interactive course is delivered in a blended format.

 

It consists of approximately 16-20 hours of face to face delivery, an interactive online learning component together with supervised on the job teaching experience in a range of environments and teaching conditions. An assessment is required on both practical and theory components of the course.

Topics include:

  1. Introduction - an overview of AUSTSWIM and the aquatic industry

  2. Plan, deliver and review a lesson 

  3. How people learn

  4. Being an effective teacher

  5. Principles of movement in water

  6. Aquatic safety, survival and rescue skills

  7. Water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility

  8. Teaching safer diving skills

  9. Towards efficient stroke development

  10. Legal responsibilities for the AUSTSWIM Teacher

To find a course closest to you, simply click on ‘Find a Scheduled Course’ 

Course Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

  • ​Statement of Attainment for Units of Competency from the SIS10 National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package may be applicable:

  • SISCCRO302A Apply legal and ethical instructional skills

  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues

  • SISCAQU008 Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills

  • SISCAQU009 Instruct water safety and survival skills

  • SISCAQU010 Instruct swimming stroke

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation and be issued with the AUSTSWIM Teacher License (valid for 3 years)

Extension Courses

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics (INF) 

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics Access and Inclusion (A&I) 

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes (TCS)

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults (AD

Teacher of Lifesaving

The Brand New Teacher of Lifesaving e-learning modules are designed to support swimming and water safety teachers delivering lifesaving skills.

Module include:

Workshops and Events

There are a range of workshops and events that are available to swimming and water safety teachers to learn, develop and network throughout the year. 

Check out the full range of activities on our events page

Pathways

Royal Lifesaving in conjunction with AUSTSWIM offer a number of career pathways for Swimming and Water Safety Teachers. Check out the range of options available to you or contact Royal Life Saving to find out more

Online Professional Development

We have a range of learning modules to help Swim School Manager and Swimming and Water Safety Teachers develop and continually maintain their skills. 

Check out the full range of Professional Development Online Modules

To find a course closest to you, simply click on ‘Find a Scheduled Course’