Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics (New Zealand)
The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics course is aimed at those with a desire to teach students aged from six months to four years of age.
This course will give you the skills needed to safely introduce parents and children to the water, plus educate parents in quality supervision of children when in, on and around water. This will also help to enhance bonding between children and parents in the aquatic environment.
AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers will learn to approach infant aquatic education from a developmental philosophy – respecting the personal, physical and cognitive needs of infants and young children. These teaching methods include developing skills that are highly transferable to other areas of employment, putting teachers in a great position going forward.
As a teacher, you will play an important role in educating the community on the importance of gaining swimming and water safety skills. You will help children and their families to understand the principles and practices of water safety. You will be expected to develop programs and use teaching methods that are appropriate for the learners’ stages of development and reflect the physical, social, emotional and intellectual competencies of infants and preschool children.
This program will allow children to develop water confidence through participation in a range of safer and more enjoyable aquatic activities. In this course, play, exploration and encouragement will aid the development of basic swimming and water safety skills.
*Please note: International Candidates will receive the AUSTSWIM TSW Accreditation and Teacher Licence only. International Candidates will not be awarded the above units of competency.
Please be advised that completion of TSW - Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety is a prerequisite for enrolling in any of our extension courses.
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