For the purposes of this document, AUSTSWIM Representative(s) means:
Reference to AUSTSWIM in this Code includes:
2. Compliance with this Code is a condition of:
3. AUSTSWIM Representatives agree to abide by and comply with this Code of Conduct, in addition to the terms within other AUSTSWIM regulations, policies and awards.
4. AUSTSWIM Representatives submit unreservedly to the jurisdiction of the AUSTSWIM Accreditation Committee who enforce and interpret this Code.
5. AUSTSWIM Representatives must comply with each of the following standards; non-compliance is a breach of the conditions and requirements of AUSTSWIM accreditation and may result in loss, suspension, expulsion or non-issuing of accreditation.
6. An AUSTSWIM Representative must be, in the opinion of AUSTSWIM, a fit and proper person to discharge the duties and responsibilities and exercise the rights and privileges associated with AUSTSWIM accreditation and representation.
7. AUSTSWIM values the safe conduct of teaching swimming and water safety, aqua classes and aquatic programs conducted by accredited personnel.
AUSTSWIM Licence Holders must:
8. AUSTSWIM requires representatives to maintain a professional, ethical and respectful approach to colleagues, participants, students, families and carers and to all other people they speak to or interact with while performing their role as an AUSTSWIM Representative. AUSTSWIM representatives must:
(a) utilise physical support to participants in a manner that respects the rights of the participant, facilitates learning or safe performance and is consistent with AUSTSWIM recommended teaching practices;
(b) undertake duties and actions in a respectful and professional manner. Any form of verbal, physical, sexual or emotional abuse or harassment or other inappropriate conduct is unacceptable and contravenes compliance with the code of conduct; and
(c) not use the influence of a teaching/instructing position to encourage inappropriate intimacy between an AUSTSWIM Representative and participants.
Equal opportunity and respect
9. AUSTSWIM functions in a non-discriminatory and respectful environment. AUSTSWIM Representatives must:
10. AUSTSWIM requires that all who represent the organisation, swimming and water safety classes, aqua instructing and the overall aquatic industry, do so in a professional manner, without bringing AUSTSWIM or the teaching profession into disrepute. AUSTSWIM Representatives must:
(a) act in a manner that is not unbecoming of an AUSTSWIM Representative or prejudicial to the objectives or interests of AUSTSWIM;
(b) behave professionally and accept responsibility for their words and actions;
(c) extend professional courtesy to other AUSTSWIM Representatives, colleagues, participants, students, families and carers and to all other people they speak to, or interact with while performing their role as an AUSTSWIM Representative; and
(d) only make public comments, including through social media, about AUSTSWIM that positively promotes AUSTSWIM.
11. AUSTSWIM requires compliance with the AUSTSWIM rules, guidelines, policies and directions. EveryAUSTSWIM Representative must:
(a) accept decisions made by AUSTSWIM regarding accreditation assessment results;
(b) conduct swimming and water safety lessons, aqua classes, AUSTSWIM courses and conference sessions in a manner that is consistent with AUSTSWIM values and guidelines;
(c) comply with AUSTSWIM guidelines and directives, including but not limited to guidelines relating to safety, class ratios, emergency procedures and duty of care; and
(d) abide by decisions made by the AUSTSWIM Accreditation Review Panel and Appeals Panel.
Working with Children legislation
12. It is a requirement of AUSTSWIM accreditation that Licence Holders are compliant with relevant State and territory Working with Children legislation, as far as is relevant to their employment. AUSTSWIM may, in its absolute discretion, revoke an AUSTSWIM licence, or refuse to issue a licence where: