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 from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues.

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

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

Delivery Mode

This course is approximately 16-20 contact hours (theory and practical), followed by industry training and assessment.

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 accreditation until they are 17 years of age.

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

Candidates must provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Content

Theory

Topics include:

  1. 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 the 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 teacherTM
Practical
  • Practical assessment of rescue competencies
  • Continuous aquatic sequence
    • Enter the water with an appropriate feet first entry
    • Float, scull or tread water for 1-2 minutes with feet off the bottom of the pool
    • Fully submerge and swim underwater for 2-5 metres then re-surface
    • Swim 40-50 metres on front with face in water (displaying comfortable breathing technique)
    • Rotate or roll onto back
    • Swim 40-50 metres on back
    • Exit the water appropriately
  • Practical demonstration of teaching skills, including the preparation of lesson plans
Additional Requirements
  • Theory assessment (completed online). The online theory assessment includes agreeing to a Teacher Declaration, Code of Conduct and completing a brief course evaluation
  • Show evidence of holding a current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) award
  • Industry training under the direct supervision of an AUSTSWIM Licensed Teacher™
  • Assessment of teaching competency with an approved AUSTSWIM Assessor
  • Submit a photo for the AUSTSWIM Teacher licence™
  • Submit a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

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:
    • 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 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

This course is approximately 8 contact hours (theory and practical), followed by industry training and assessment.

License Renewal

See www.austswim.com.au for details

Pre-requisites

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water SafetyTM accreditation.

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

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
  • Continuous aquatic sequence
    • Enter the water with an appropriate feet first entry
    • Float, scull or tread water for 1-2 minutes with feet off the bottom of the pool
    • Fully submerge and swim underwater for 2-5 metres then re-surface
    • Swim 40-50 metres on front with face in water (displaying comfortable breathing technique)
    • Rotate or roll onto back
    • Swim 40-50 metres on back
    • Exit the water appropriately
  • Practical demonstration of teaching skills, including the preparation of lesson plans
Additional Requirements
  • Industry training and verification of teaching competency
  • Show evidence of holding a current resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Theory assessment (completed online). The online theory assessment includes agreeing to a Teacher Declaration, Code of Conduct and completing a brief course evaluation
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™
  • Submit a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

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 - Access and Inclusion

Description

This course will provide the knowledge and information required to deliver programs and services that meet the needs of a diverse range of people who use the aquatic environment. AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion adopts an educational approach and provides a positive directive to AUSTSWIM teachers of swimming and water safety to provide aquatics access and inclusion to all people regardless of:

  • disability
  • chronic condition
  • age
  • cultural and linguistic diverse backgrounds (CALD)

Delivery Mode

This course is approximately 8 contact hours (theory and practical), followed by industry training and assessment.

License Renewal 

See AUSTSWIM website for details

Pre-requisites

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water SafetyTM accreditation.

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

Content

Theory
  • A journey through aquatic participation
  • Safety and legal issues
  • Communication and perception
  • Plan, deliver and review
  • Skills for movement through water
Practical
  • Continuous aquatic sequence
    • Enter the water with an appropriate feet first entry
    • Float, scull or tread water for 1-2 minutes with feet off the bottom of the pool
    • Fully submerge and swim underwater for 2-5 metres then re-surface
    • Swim 40-50 metres on front with face in water (displaying comfortable breathing technique)
    • Rotate or roll onto back
    • Swim 40-50 metres on back
    • Exit the water appropriately
  • Practical demonstration of teaching skills, including the preparation of lesson plans
Additional Requirements
  • Industry training and verification of teaching competency
  • Show evidence of holding a current resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Theory assessment (completed online). The online theory assessment includes agreeing to a Teacher Declaration, Code of Conduct and completing a brief course evaluation
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™
  • Submit a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

Outcomes

Successful candidates will receive a:

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics - Access and Inclusion™ accreditation and be issued with the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics - Access and Inclusion Licence (valid for 3 years)
  • Statement of Attainment for Units of Competency from the National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package:
    • SISCAQU012 Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities
    • SISXDIS001  Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability

Pathway

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

Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes

Description

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

Delivery Mode

This course is approximately 8 contact hours (theory and practical), followed by industry training and assessment.

License Renewal

See www.austswim.com.au for details

Pre-requisites

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water SafetyTM accreditation.

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

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.

Additional Requirements
  • Practical observation hours (10 hours)
  • Show evidence of holding a current resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Theory assessment (completed online). The online theory assessment includes agreeing to a Teacher Declaration, Code of Conduct and completing a brief course evaluation
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™
  • Submit a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

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 Towards Competitive Strokes accreditation 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

This course is approximately 8 contact hours (theory and practical), followed by industry training and assessment.

License Renewal

See AUSTSWIM website for details

Pre-requisites

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water SafetyTM accreditation.

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

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
  • Continuous aquatic sequence
    • Enter the water with an appropriate feet first entry
    • Float, scull or tread water for 1-2 minutes with feet off the bottom of the pool
    • Fully submerge and swim underwater for 2-5 metres then re-surface
    • Swim 40-50 metres on front with face in water (displaying comfortable breathing technique)
    • Rotate or roll onto back
    • Swim 40-50 metres on back
    • Exit the water appropriately
  • Practical demonstration of teaching skills, including the preparation of lesson plans
Additional Requirements
  • Industry training and verification of teaching competency
  • Show evidence of holding a current resuscitation (CPR) certificate
  • Theory assessment (completed online). The online theory assessment includes agreeing to a Teacher Declaration, Code of Conduct and completing a brief course evaluation
  • Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™
  • Submit a current Working with Children Check (WWCC)

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:
    • SISCAQU011 Promote 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

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Please note that the Royal Life Saving Society Australia National Office is NOT a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).  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 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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