AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety


Requirements
Royal Life Saving Society NSW & AUSWTSWIM are not CRICOS providers; we are unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa.

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.

Course Description
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

Assessments
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 that hold a current Bronze Medallion, Pool Lifeguard or equivalent award, may gain an exemption by providing a copy of the award.

Additional Requirements
This interactive course is delivered in a blended format, it requires the completion of an online interactive component. Candidates are also required to complete supervised industry training in a swim teaching environment with a range of teaching conditions. Candidates are required to have the following prior to commencing industry training:
  • A current Working with Children Check (WWCC), or other State/Territory equivalent. Download AUSTSWIM’s WWCC Policy PDF here.
  • A current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) statement of attainment. For further information on CPR requirements please click here.
Candidates have 12 months to complete their training for all AUSTSWIM courses unless otherwise stated. This means the completion and submission of all assessments within 12 months of commencing.

Outcomes
The AUSTSWIM 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

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.
AUSTSWIM want to assure you that their risk management and continuity plan has been developed in conjunction with 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.
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.
 

Eligibility:

AGE REQUIREMENT:
You may enrol in an AUSTSWIM course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the AUSTSWIM accreditation until you are 17 years of age.

USI REQUIREMENT:
To enrol in this course Candidates must possess a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Click here to visit the USI site and register this with your Royal Life Saving Office.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENROLMENT:
You have read and accept the terms and conditions outlined in the RLSSA Code of Practice and Privacy Notice.
You agree to participate in a verbal Health Assessment and Temperature check on arrival at your course.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
Royal Life Saving Society NSW & AUSWTSWIM are not CRICOS providers; we are unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa.

By continuing with this enrolment‚ you are declaring you are not an overseas student holding a student visa.

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Upcoming Workshops

NameDateTimeLocationAvailable SpacesCost
AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety 19 & 20 December 2020 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Aqua Harmony 1 $412.00