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Swim Australia Teacher Course

August 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Swim Australia Teacher Course

August 2023 

  • Location: Proserpine Swimming Pool
    • Swim Australia – Teacher Saturday 12th of August, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Proserpine Swimming Pool (Course Code  ) register here
    • Swim Australia – Teacher Babies and Toddlers Sunday 13th of August 7.30 am-2.30 pm (Course Code Q0423303B) register here


Please note: course enrolments close one week prior to the Practical Induction course commencement date to allow for pre-course self-paced learning and observation of swimming and water safety lessons.

The cost covers:

  • Course Theory online learning
  • Course attendance
  • ASCTA complimentary Basic membership
  • Refreshment breaks
  • Accreditation valid for 3 years
  • Pool entry
  • Living with Water DVD
  • Statement/s of Attainment
  • Insurance cover from enrolment up to one month after course requirements are completed*

Our most popular entry-level course, the Swim Australia™ Teacher (SAT) has the competence and knowledge to teach swimming and water safety to independent learners from ages 2 ½ upward with an emphasis on safety, fun and skill development.

This course delivers the skills, knowledge and assessment to gain the competencies required to deliver GST free, water-related personal safety and survival lessons as determined by the federal government.

All enrolled Swim Australia course students are covered by SCTI Insurance for the duration of their course and will receive complimentary ASCTA Membership upon being accredited*

Units of Competency

This course covers the following units within the Certificate III of Aquatics and Recreation:

  • SISCAQU002       Perform basic water rescues
  • SISCAQU008       Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
  • SISCAQU009       Instruct water safety and survival skills
  • SISCAQU010       Instruct swimming strokes
  • SISCCRO302A     Apply legal and ethical instructional skills

Course structure

After completion of all online Units of Competency, you will be provided with a Theory Acknowledgement.  You will then be welcome to attend the Practical Induction workshop of your course which focuses on transitioning you from theory to hands-on practical.

Once the Practical Induction is complete you will be required to undertake On the Job training under the supervision and direction of a Lead Teacher of your sourcing. As your confidence and ability grows you will progressively become more involved in the lesson delivery and a Competency Assessment will then determine that you are at the required standard to work independently.

Students have up to 12 months to complete this course but maybe accredited sooner should they have completed and submitted all course requirements.

  • Online Theory component – approx. 30 hrs
  • Face to Face Practical workshop – 8 hrs
  • On the job training – approx. 20 to 30 hrs
  • Competency Assessment – 1.5 hrs

Course content

  • Swimming in Australia
  • Practical Biomechanics
  • Introduction to Water
  • Water Safety & Aquatic Survival
  • Swimming Strokes
  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Lesson Planning
  • Incident Reporting

Accreditation Requirements

Completion of:

  • Online Theory Modules
  • Practical Workshop Induction
  • On the Job Training
  • Competency Assessment
  • Accumulative Training Record
  • Accredited and Valid CPR qualification (HLTAID001, 002, 003, 004 or 007)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)


August 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am
August 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Annika Grunwald
0404 677 400


Prosserpine Swimmig Pool
79-83 Anzac Rd
Proserpine, QLD 4800 Australia
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