AD Course Requirements
Pre-requisites for candidates intending to teach overseas: (for further information visit our International teachers page)
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 approximately 8 contact hours (theory and practical), plus practical observation, supervised teaching hours and assessment. Topics include:
- Why teach adults to swim
- Understanding the nature of the adult swimmer
- Health, medical and safety issues
- Warm up, flexibility and stretching for the adult swimmer
- The different types of adult swimmer.
To gain the accreditation, the following assessment components must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months of the course commencement date:
- Practical assessment
- Theoretical assessment.
- 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.
- Submit an endorsed photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.
On successful completion of all course requirements candidates will receive the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults accreditation and as a result be issued the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults Licence.
Note: when you complete an AUSTSWIM extension course your AUSTSWIM licence will automatically be renewed for a further 3 years from the date when the extension licence is issued. If you complete your AUSTSWIM course after the initial 12 months (or your AUSTSWIM Licence has previously expired) your licence may be subject to backdating.