Training

Swim Teaching

There may be changes to course offerings in your local area as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. To obtain specific details about the availability of courses in your local area it is important you get in touch with your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

learn to swim class with teacherRoyal Life Saving provides a number of Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety courses. These courses are for those wanting to enter the aquatic industry as a teacher of swimming and water safety or for those wishing to extend their skills and knowledge.

These courses 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. Note that these courses are a pre-requisite for all extension courses.

The range of extension courses available include:

  • Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics. This gives you the essential competencies to deliver safe and enjoyable aquatic activity programs for children between the ages of six months and four years.
  • Teacher of Adults. This gives you the specific skills and teaching strategies to teach adults.
  • Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion. This gives you the specific skills and teaching strategies required to deliver programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse range of people in an aquatic environment. It enables you to effectively provide aquatics access and inclusion to all people regardless of disability, chronic condition, age, and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • Teacher of Competitive Strokes. This gives you the specific skills and teaching strategies to bridge the gap between swim teaching and swim coaching.

All Royal Life Saving training is delivered in line with COVID safe requirements. Participant and trainer safety remains our number one priority.

To obtain specific details about the courses delivered at your local area, contact your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

Note the Royal Life Saving Society - Australia National Office is NOT a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). All nationally recognised training is delivered by Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations (STMOs). See the RTO and Enrolment Information section below.

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RTO and 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 (RTO).

All nationally recognised training, aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), is delivered by the RTOs that operate out of the Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations (STMOs) listed below.

If you are unsure about any aspect of your enrolment or course, contact your local Royal Life Saving STMO.

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

  • Royal Life Saving Society ACT Branch
  • Courses run by Royal Life Saving ACT are delivered through Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

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
  • Courses run by Royal Life Saving Tasmania are delivered through Royal Life Saving Society Australia - NSW (RTO 90666)

· 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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