Like many organisations, we have recently been assessing the impact of COVID-19 on our organisation, and we have initiated our business continuity plans. These plans have particularly focused around the effects that pool closures will have on our ability to deliver training and provide services to AUSTSWIM Teachers.

We understand that swim centres, teachers and their families are all currently hurting. 

As part of the plan for recovery, AUSTSWIM has a range of support mechanisms to assist swim centres, AUSTSWIM Teachers and candidates through this time.

Whilst we are currently facing significant challenges as a community and an industry, AUSTSWIM would also like to acknowledge the significant role that swimming and water safety plays in the social, emotional, physical, and mental health of our communities. Our industry is a resilient one and when the appropriate time comes AUSTSWIM Teachers will play a significant role for our communities to reconnect.



AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence Renewal

Given the unusual circumstances we are facing as an industry, AUSTSWIM will be granting all teachers whose licence expires between 20 March and 30 June 2020 an extension on their licence, including insurance, until 1 July 2020.

Please note that for the extension to remain valid the AUSTSWIM Teacher must meet all licensing requirements. That is; CPR and Working with Children Check (WWCC) must remain valid and up to date. Our insurance partner, Insurance Made Easy has confirmed that validity in this area is required to ensure that the insurance will be extended in line with the licence. 

Professional Development Opportunities 

In order to support AUSTSWIM Teachers and keep them engaged, learning and ready to jump back in the pool, AUSTSWIM has provided a variety of free, live professional development webinars and online professional development opportunities to keep connected and engaged. These have included:

  • AUSTSWIM Learning Pillars Online
  • AUSTSWIM Tips and Techniques - Series#1

You can also find these courses on the AUSTSWIM Course calendar, or follow us on Facebook

Should you wish to discuss anything, please contact us directly on 1300 885 666 and a member of our team will handle your query personally.

Stay safe in, on and around water.

COVID-19 FAQ'S Current Teachers

  • Q: I have seen AUSTSWIM advertise online PD, how do I find this?

  • Q: My Licence is due to expire. How do I go about renewing?

  • Q: My renewal is due but I can't access any pd to complete the hours I need. What do I do?

  • Q: Can I request an Extension for my licence renewal?

  • Q: I’m not working at the moment and can’t afford the licence renewal fee.

  • Q: Did your license expire between 20 March and 30 June 2020, but you already renewed?

  • Q: I was due to complete my extension course but can’t due to pool closures and also I need to update my CPR. Am I able to get an extension?

  • Q: I need to complete my extension course to renew my licence. and as I don’t have a current CPR, does this mean I cannot teach when I go back to work and I am not extended to July?

  • Q: I renewed in February, will I get a new card?

  • Q: AUSTSWIM has announced that it has extended licence periods does that apply to courses and course requirements?

  • Q: AUSTSWIM has announced that it has extended the licence period, for all teachers expiring between 20 March – 30 June is there a cut-off date to renew?

Current as of 13 May 2020
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