Candidates are required to have:
- AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation.
- A reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.
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.
The course consists of approximately 8 contact hours (theory and practical), an online learning component, plus supervised on the job teaching hours. Topics include:
- A journey through aquatic participation
- Safety and legal issues
- Communication and perception
- Plan, deliver and review
- Skills for movement through the water
To gain the accreditation, the following assessment components must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months of the course commencement date.
- Practical demonstration of teaching skills, including the preparation of lesson plans.
- Continuous Aquatic Sequence.
- Online theory assessment.
- Practical teaching hours including observation, supervised teaching and verification of teaching competency.
- Show evidence of holding a current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) award.
- Teacher Declaration (completed on-line with theory exam).
- Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™.
On successful completion of all course requirements candidates will receive the AUSTSWIM Teacher Aquatics - Access & Inclusion™ accreditation. This is valid for 3 years at which point the AUSTSWIM Teacher™ Licence must renew their accreditation (click here for more information).
Candidates will also be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following Unit of Competency from the National Community Recreation Industry.
- SISCAQU312A Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities
- SISCCRD303A Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability