The Water Smart Award is for primary school children from year 4 to year 6. The award focuses on:

  • Water safety knowledge
  • Introduction to resuscitation principles
  • Basic reach and throw rescue techniques

It can be conducted in the classroom or playground at schools as there’s no requirement for practical work in the water. The Water Smart Award can be delivered by school teachers, teachers of swimming and water safety or Royal Life Saving instructors or examiners.

A teachers' guide to delivering the Water Smart Award is available.

On successful completion of the Water Smart Award students are presented with a Water Smart certificate as recognition for their achievement.

Contact Royal Life Saving in your State and Territory to get resources.