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Program Overview

As children and teenagers become more independent, it is essential that they have the right knowledge, skills and attitude to be safe when they are in, on and around the water.

Our aim is to make all Australian children ‘Water Smart’ so they can actively and safely participate in aquatic activities. We encourage all schools to get involved in teaching water safety and become a Water Smart school.

The Water Smart program is a classroom resource for teachers and schools. There are two components of the resource

Level 1  - Foundation

(Typically 5-6 years old)

The unit is separated into two strands: ‘Where We Live’ and ‘Aquatic Environments’.


The strands can be taught individually (to suit the needs of your students) or together to form a larger unit. Each strand includes activities, activity sheets and posters.

Level 2  - Stage 1, Years 1 & 2

(Typically 6-8 years old)

The unit is separated into two strands: ‘Where We Live’ and ‘Aquatic Environments’.

The strands can be taught individually (to suit the needs of your students) or together to form a larger unit. Each strand includes activities, activity sheets and posters. The ‘Aquatic Environments’ strand also requires students to watch a seven-minute video clip.

Level 3  - Stage 2 ,Years 3 & 4

(Typically 8-10 years old)

The unit is separated into two strands: ‘Where We Live’ and ‘Aquatic Environments’.

The strands can be taught individually (to suit the needs of your students) or together to form a larger unit. Each strand includes activities, activity sheets and posters. The ‘Aquatic Environments’ strand also requires students to watch a seven-minute video clip.

Level 4  - Stage 3 ,Years 5 & 6

(Typically 10-12 years old)

The unit is separated into two strands: ‘Where We Live’ and ‘Aquatic Environments’.


The strands can be taught individually (to suit the needs of your students) or together to form a larger unit. Each strand includes activities, activity sheets and posters. The ‘Aquatic Environments’ strand also requires students to listen to a Community Service Announcement.

Level 5  - Stage 4 & 5 ,Years 7-10

(Typically 12-16 years old)

It is separated into two strands: ‘Assessing Aquatic Environments’ and ‘Aquatic Emergencies’.


The strands can be taught individually (to suit the needs of your students) or together to form a larger unit. Teachers please note: You will need to make decisions on the suitability of the content for your students.


The topics covered include peer pressure, alcohol consumption and drug taking. While the activities
suggested are general and open-ended, some case studies or questions may not be suitable for some students.

The Supplementary Water Smart Resources include a range of items such as Community Service Announcements, Translated Resources and other items. 

Additioanl Resources