Training

Swim Teaching

AUSTSWIM TRAINING PROGRAMS

learn to swim class with teacherAUSTSWIM is Australia’s national organisation for the teaching of swimming and water safety™ and has gained an outstanding reputation.  AUSTSWIM has developed quality aquatic education program for those wishing to enter the aquatic industry as a teacher of swimming and water safety™.
The AUSTSWIM accreditation is the industry standard for swimming and water safety teachers™ and is delivered and recognised in each state and territory of Australia and many countries overseas.

As a foundation member of AUSTSWIM, Royal Life Saving is a proud supplier of AUSTSWIM courses including:

Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

Description

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

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water SafetyTM certification is nationally accredited and internationally recognised in some countries.

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water SafetyTM is a pre-requisite for all elective courses.

Delivery Mode options

Delivery modes vary depending on your selected course and may include:

  1. Face-to-Face – Classroom based includes theory, practical instruction and assessment
  2. Flexible delivery – Self-paced pre-learning and classroom based delivery.
  3. On-line - Self-paced E-learning before attending a face-to-face practical assessment

Please check delivery options available at the time of booking.

Practical Teaching

20 hours of practical teaching is required to before successful completion

License Renewal

See AUSTSWIM website for details

Pre-requisites

There is no prior learning required for the full course.Candidates may enrol in a course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the award until they are 17 years of age.

Candidates are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.

Candidates are also required to obtain an approved Resuscitation (CPR) certificate.

Content

Theory

Topics include:

  1. Overview of AUSTSWIM and the aquatic industry
  2. Legal responsibilities for the AUSTSWIM teacher™
  3. How people learn
  4. Being an effective teacher
  5. Aquatic safety, survival and rescue skills
  6. Principle of movement in water
  7. Water familiarisation, buoyancy, mobility and safety
  8. Teaching safer diving skills
  9. Towards efficient stroke development
  10. Plan, deliver and review a lesson
Practical

Principles of movement in the water; becoming familiar with the water; aquatic safety and survival skills; floating and movement skills; teaching safer water entries; towards efficient stroke development; practical assessment of rescue techniques; 150 metre swim; and practical demonstration of teaching skills.

Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

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

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

  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues
  • SISCAQU008 Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
  • SISCAQU009 Instruct clients in water safety and survival skills
  • SISCAQU010 Instruct swimming strokes

Pathway

Units may go towards a credit in a (SIS31015) Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation from the SIS10 National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

Teacher of Adults

Description

The course provides candidates with the essential competencies to teach the adult swimmer. 

Delivery Mode Options

Delivery modes vary depending on your selected course and may include:

  1. Face-to-Face – Classroom based includes theory, practical instruction and assessment
  2. Flexible delivery – Self-paced pre-learning and classroom based delivery.
  3. On-line - Self-paced E-learning before attending a face-to-face practical assessment
Please check delivery options available at the time of booking.

Practical Teaching

10 hours of practical observation

License Renewal

See www.austswim.com.au for details

Pre-requisites

Full course requires a current AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety CertificateTM

Candidates are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.

Additional Requirements

  • Practical teaching hours including observation, supervised teaching and verification of teaching competency
  • Show evidence of holding a current resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Teacher Declaration (completed on-line with theory exam)
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™

Content

Theory
  1. Why teach adults to swim
  2. Understanding the nature of the adult swimmer
  3. Health, medical and safety issues
  4. Warm up, flexibility and stretching for the adult swimmer
  5. The different types of adult swimmer
Practical

Practical component – involves swimming activities that may be carried out in shallow or deep water.

Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of AdultsTM accreditation and be issued with the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults LicenceTM (valid for 3 years)

Teacher of Aquatics to People with Disabilities

Description

This course will give you the competence required to deliver safe and enjoyable aquatic activity programs to people with disabilities.

Delivery Mode options

Delivery modes vary depending on your selected course and may include:
  1. Face-to-Face – Classroom based includes theory, practical instruction and assessment
  2. Flexible delivery – Self-paced pre-learning and classroom based delivery.
  3. On-line - Self-paced E-learning before attending a face-to-face practical assessment
Please check delivery options available at the time of booking.

Practical Teaching

Supervised on the job teaching is required to before successful completion.

License Renewal 

See AUSTSWIM website for details

Pre-requisites

Full course requires a current AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety CertificateTM

Candidates are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.

Additional Requirements

  • Practical teaching hours including observation, supervised teaching and verification of teaching competency
  • Show evidence of holding a current resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Teacher Declaration (completed on-line with theory exam)
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™

Content

Theory
  • Awareness and philosophy
  • Groupings
  • Principles of movement in water
  • Entries, supports and exits
  • Teaching approaches
  • Planning and programming
  • Safety and risk assessment
Practical

Practical component – involves swimming activities that may be carried out in shallow or deep water.

Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics for People with a Disability™ accreditation and be issued with the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics for People with a Disability Licence (valid for 3 years)

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

  • SISAQU312A Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities

Pathway

Units may go towards a credit in a Certificate III in Aquatics from the National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

Teacher of Competitive Strokes

Description

The course will give you the competency to bridge the gap between the teaching and coaching of swimming.

Delivery Mode Options

Delivery modes vary depending on your selected course and may include:
  1. Face-to-Face – Classroom based includes theory, practical instruction and assessment
  2. Flexible delivery – Self-paced pre-learning and classroom based delivery.
  3. On-line - Self-paced E-learning before attending a face-to-face practical assessment
Please check delivery options available at the time of booking.

Practical Teaching

10 hours of practical observation

License Renewal

See www.austswim.com.au for details

Pre-requisites

Full course requires a current AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety CertificateTM

Candidates are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.

Additional Requirements

  • Practical observation hours
  • Show evidence of holding a current resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Teacher Declaration (completed on-line with theory exam)
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™

Content

Theory
  • Towards competitive swimming
  • External influences and conditions
  • Instructional styles
  • Learning - making it work
  • Development of competitive stroke technique
Practical

Practical component – involves swimming activities that may be carried out in shallow or deep water.

Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes™ accreditation and be issued with the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes Licence (valid for 3 years)

Holders of the Teacher of Competitive Strokes Award may also apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for specific requirements of the Australian Swimming Green Licence Course.

Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics

Description

This course will give you the competence required to deliver safe and enjoyable aquatic activity programs for children between the ages of six months and four years of age.

Delivery Mode options

Delivery modes vary depending on your selected course and may include:

  1. Face-to-Face – Classroom based includes theory, practical instruction and assessment
  2. Flexible delivery – Self-paced pre-learning and classroom based delivery.
  3. On-line - Self-paced E-learning before attending a face-to-face practical assessment
Please check delivery options available at the time of booking.

Practical Teaching

Supervised on the job teaching is required to before successful completion.

License Renewal

See AUSTSWIM website for details

Pre-requisites

Full course requires a current AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety CertificateTM.  

Candidates are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.

Additional Requirements

  • Practical teaching hours including observation, supervised teaching and verification of teaching competency
  • Show evidence of holding a current Resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Teacher Declaration (completed on-line with theory exam)
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™

Content

Theory
  1. Philosophy of infant and preschool aquatics
  2. Early childhood development
  3. Teacher, parent and child relationships
  4. Health, hygiene and water safety
  5. Water familiarisation
  6. Aquatic skill development
  7. Plan, deliver and review a lesson
Practical

Practical component – involves swimming activities that may be carried out in shallow or deep water.

Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics™ accreditation and be issued with the AUSTSWIM Teacher Of Infant and Preschool Aquatics License (valid for 3 years)

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

  • SISCAQU311A Foster the development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment

Pathway

Units may go towards a credit in a Certificate III in Aquatics from the SIS10 National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package.

Enrolment Information

To find a course closest to you, simply click on the ‘Find a Scheduled Course’ feature on the top right of the screen.

Please note that the Royal Life Saving Society Australia National Office is NOT a Registered Training Organisation (RT).  All AQF accredited training is delivered by the Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations (STMOs) as listed below.  If you are unsure about any aspect of your enrolment or course it is important that you get in contact with your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) - including Canberra metropolitan and surrounds

  • Royal Life Saving Society ACT Branch (RTO 88175)

New South Wales (NSW) - including Sydney metropolitan and Illawarra, Hunter, Riverina, Northern and Western Regions

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

· Northern Territory (NT) - including Darwin, Katherine and Alice Springs

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – NT (RTO 0859)

· Queensland (QLD) - including Brisbane metropolitan, Far North and Regional Queensland

  • Royal Life Saving Society QLD (RTO 5431)

· South Australia (SA) - including Adelaide metropolitan and regional areas

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – South Australian Branch (RTO 0996)

· Tasmania (TAS) - including Hobart, Launceston and North West regions

  • Royal Life Saving Society Australia – Tasmania Branch (RTO 0776)
  • Courses run by Royal Life Saving Tasmania are delivered through Royal Life Saving Society QLD (RTO 5431)

· Victoria (VIC) - including Melbourne metropolitan and regional areas

  • Life Saving Victoria (RTO 21799)

· Western Australia (WA) - including Perth metropolitan and regional areas

  • Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia (RTO 0854)
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