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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ (TSW)


  • Multiple locations available New South Wales Australia
  • 2 days


All Candidates

  • You may enrol in an AUSTSWIM course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the AUSTSWIM accreditation until they are 17 years of age. 
  • You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the required aquatic skills.  
  • You are required to have access to a computer and the internet to access the online modules outside of face to face training.  


  • Must provide their valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) number at the time of enrolment in order that AUSTSWIM can verify this. A USI is a reference number required by the Commonwealth statutory office (Student Identifiers Act 2014) and is obtained from the USI Registrar.
    For more information and to create a USI visit USI website. 
  • Must provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC). Although this is not expressly required before enrolling, it MUST be provided prior to commencing industry training (follow the link to find individual requirements for your State/Territory/Country )

Delivery Strategy:

The course consists of theory and practical components:

  • Theory component - topics may be offered through classroom attendance or selected topics via AUSTSWIM’s e-learning centre
  • Practical component - involves swimming activities that may be carried out in shallow or deep water


This interactive course is delivered in a blended format and requires attendance at a face to face training session over 2 full days.
It also requires the completion of an online interactive component and the completion of supervised industry training in a swim teaching environment with a range of teaching conditions. 

Topics include:

  • Introduction - an overview of AUSTSWIM and the aquatic industry
  • Plan, deliver and review a lesson 
  • How people learn
  • Being an effective teacher
  • Principles of movement in water
  • Aquatic safety, survival and rescue skills
  • Water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility
  • Teaching safer diving skills
  • Towards efficient stroke development
  • Legal responsibilities for the AUSTSWIM Teacher


Assessment relates to both the Vocational Education Training requirements and AUSTSWIM requirements. 
Your competency of skill, knowledge and understanding in delivery of swimming and water safety will be assessed using the 10 subject areas of the course.  
Assessment is conducted during the face to face sessions, via online modules and during the industry training component via written or verbal responses, practical demonstrations and observations. 

Additional Requirements:

To get your AUSTSWIM accreditation, the following additional requirements need to be submitted; 

  • Complete the Teacher Declaration by agreeing to abide by the AUSTSWIM Code of Conduct. 
  • Complete a brief online course evaluation 
  • Provide evidence of holding a current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) statement of attainment. For further information on CPR requirements please follow the link:
  • Submit an endorsed photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.

The Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course contains units of competency which are nationally recognised from the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training package. Upon successful completion of all assessment requirements, candidates will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following units: 

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

Enrolment fee: $412

This fee covers:

  • Course attendance and resources
  • Insurance while completing the supervised industry training
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence once the qualification is issued
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher Insurance

Please refer to our website for further information on AUSTSWIM Teacher Insurance:

Course Dates & Locations:

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AUSTSWIM NSW & ACT Business Centre

1300 885 666

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