What course do I need to enrol into first?
You must complete the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation before enrolling into an extension course.
What are AUSTSWIM Extension courses?
AUSTSWIM extension courses provide you with additional teaching knowledge and skills to teach specific groups. The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation focuses on general teaching skills for 4 years and older. The extension courses focus on specific population group’s including infants, adults, disability and stroke extension.
Can I attend and complete an extension course before completing the Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course?
You must have attended the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course before you can attend an AUSTSWIM extension course. However you cannot be issued your AUSTSWIM extension accreditation until you have been issued your AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation.
What is the minimum age to enrol into an AUSTSWIM course?
Candidates may enrol into the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the accreditation until they are 17 years of age.
Do I need to gain the CPR certificate prior to attending the AUSTSWIM course?
It is not a pre-requisite to gain CPR prior to enrolling. It is recommended candidates hold this certificate prior to undertaking on the job training. The AUSTSWIM teacher licence™ cannot be issued without a current CPR.
Are there job opportunities?
An array of job opportunities exist for swimming and water safety teachers in the industry ranging from aquatic facilities, vacation programs and education department programs. If you want to check availability in your area it is recommended you contact some aquatic facilities.
Do you need to renew your AUSTSWIM teacher licence™?
Yes. AUSTSWIM teachers™ must renew their AUSTSWIM teacher licence™ every three years. This registration process ensures AUSTSWIM teachers™ remain current with industry standards. Click here to find out more about renewing your AUSTSWIM teacher licence™.