AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course provides candidates with essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety™ to persons from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. Accreditation is valid for three years.

The course is approximately 16-20 contact hours (theory and practical), plus supervised on the job teaching hours and assessment. Topics include: 
1.    Overview of AUSTSWIM and the aquatic industry
2.    Legal responsibilities for the AUSTSWIM teacher™
3.    How people learn
4.    Being an effective teacher
5.    Aquatic safety, survival and rescue skills
6.    Principle of movement in water
7.    Water familiarisation, buoyancy, mobility and safety
8.    Teaching safer diving skills
9.    Towards efficient stroke development
10.  Plan, deliver and review a lesson

To gain the AUSTSWIM accreditation, the following assessment components must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months of the course commencement date.
 1. On-line theory assessment (completed after attending a course).
2. Continuous Aquatic Sequence.
3. Practical demonstration of teaching skills, including the preparation of lesson plans.
4. Demonstrate competence in water safety techniques. Candidates holding a current Bronze Medallion,
    Pool Lifeguard or equivalent award, may gain an exemption by providing a copy of the award.

COVID-19 Course Information:
In light of government restrictions and changes caused by COVID-19 we have prepared the following information. We want to keep you fully informed as there are some additional precautions being taken which we have included in a summary below.
You must be prepared to be in the class and water across the duration of the program.
Your assessments will still be conducted as per normal and you must achieve the same standard as before the pandemic was called, but they may be held at different times and involve different methods than what was originally scheduled depending on individual circumstances.
We at AUSTSWIM want to assure you that our risk management and continuity plan has been developed in conjunction with our course providers and facility operators and with the safety and wellbeing of our candidates and course Presenters in mind.
We ask that you cooperate with the facility guidelines and the instructions that our Presenters will outline with you. This will ensure that we reduce the risks as far as is practicable for all.
However, if you feel unsure or uncomfortable with the course delivery process please contact our offices directly or speak to the Presenter in a respectful manner about your concerns.
Remember your concerns may not be the same as others in your class.
This is a difficult time for all, and as a part of the AUSTSWIM family we are here to support and include all.
The Important Course Information document provides further information, including on course assessment changes. 

All participants are required to fill out and bring a Candidate Health Assessment. This will be collected on course by your presenter and AUSTSWIM will be notified of any arising issues. 


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Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Available Spaces Cost
AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety 5th & 6th September 2020 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Rosny College & Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 14 $420.00
AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety 14th & 15th November 2020 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Rosny College & Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA 16 $420.00