Looking to become a Swimming Teacher?
Teaching swimming and water safety is an extremely rewarding employment option and is ideal for all people who would love to work with children. This course has been popular with people looking for flexible working arrangements and also includes:
- Students studying at University or High School, looking for regular, casual employment.
- Parents looking for flexible working hours
- Retirees looking for some additional income or a part time hobby
- People who love working with children and have a passion for swimming.
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How old do I need to be to get Qualified?
To participate in the AUSTSWIM course, you must be 16 years of age and can commence teaching swimming from 17 years of age.
At H2O even if you are 16 years you can continue in a paid casual capacity (once you have completed your requirements) in a teacher assistant role, until you turn 17 and become certified.
What do I need to do to get Qualified?
To become a qualified teacher of swimming and water safety the following prerequisites are required.
- Completed AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course.
- Completed practical supervised teaching hours and a signed competency of teaching skills.
- A valid CPR qualification.
- A Working with Children Check – for persons 18+ years of age.
What does the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course entail?
The AUSTSWIM course requires a face to face attendance over 2 full days. Each day is broken into a theory, classroom style component in the morning and in water practical experience in the afternoon.
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It also 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.
Assessment of the candidate’s knowledge and skills is undertaken throughout all three delivery modes.
1. Introduction – an overview of AUSTSWIM and the aquatic industry
2. Plan, deliver and review a lesson
3. How people learn
4. Being an effective teacher
5. Principles of movement in water
6. Aquatic safety, survival and rescue skills
7. Water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility
8. Teaching safer diving skills
9. Towards efficient stroke development
10. Legal responsibilities for the AUSTSWIM Teacher