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Swim AustraliaTM Swimming Teacher

January 15, 2022


Swim AustraliaTM Swimming Teacher

What a joyful and rewarding job it is, become a Swim Australia Teacher.

Learn how to teach swimming lessons. Prevent drowning by teaching children to swim and survive. Swim Australia Teachers are internationally recognised.

Choose to enrol in any of the three entry-level courses to get started on an exciting new career. Or, if you already have the skills and knowledge, apply for recognition of current competency (RCC).

A Swim Australia™ Teacher (SAT) has the competence and knowledge to teach swimming and water safety to independent learners in groups of varying sizes. Successful Students of this course will gain a Statement of Attainment with the competencies required to deliver GST free, water-related, personal safety and survival lessons.”

Where: Airlie Beach Swim Centre, 2583 Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket opposite IGA
Cost for Swim Australia Teacher $360

Cost for Swim Teacher Babies & Toddlers $350

New Dates


January 2022


Saturday, 15th of January 2022 – Swim Australia Teacher (SAT) course from 8.00 am – 4.30 pm (Course Code Q0122577T: ) 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)

You may enrol in a Swim Australia™ Teacher course at 15 years of age but are not eligible to receive the accreditation until you are 16 years of age.

Certification | Accreditation

Students who have successfully completed this course will receive an electronic Swim Australia Teacher certificate along with a Statement of Attainment listing the above competencies.

All Swim Australia Teacher qualifications are valid for 3 years from the date of accreditation.

In addition, newly accredited teachers will receive complimentary General ASCTA Membership for the current financial year.


January 15, 2022


Annika Grunwald
0404 677 400


Airlie Beach Swim Centre
2583 Proserpine Shute Harbour Rd
Cannonvale QLD , Whitsundays 4802 Australia
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