Become an AUSTSWIM Assessor

Did you know that applying to become an AUSTSWIM Assessor won’t only allow you to sign off on paperwork, but also give you two (2) hours of PD?
The AUSTSWIM Assessor module has been specifically designed to guide teachers through all aspects of the AUSTSWIM assessor role. AUSTSWIM assessors judge the teaching competency of candidates after they have gained an appropriate amount of experience under the supervision of their training supervisor/s.
The online module is free of charge and gives AUSTSWIM Teachers an automatic two hours of professional development towards their teacher licence renewal (minimum requirements apply). You can contribute to the industry while also contributing to your renewal requirements! 


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Deaf Children Australia (DCA) launched Puggles Swim to swimming schools across Australia from September 2022, to support and include deaf and hard-of-hearing children in learning to swim in.
Why did DCA launch Puggles Swim? A national survey demonstrated parents of deaf and hard of hearing children worry about their child being included in mainstream activities, with swimming being a key one. We believe all children should have the opportunity to learn this essential life skill and enjoy its many benefits.
This is why DCA created Puggles Swim. It is a unique online course for accredited swimming teachers, upskilling them, so they can teach both deaf, hard of hearing and hearing kids in a mainstream learn-to-swim class, helping to build inclusive communities.
To date, 1250 swimming teachers have enrolled in the course, with approximately 820 successfully completing it to become a Puggles Skipper; they are delivering their new skills with great effect across Australia. Puggles Skippers are reporting on the positive impact their new skills are having on not only deaf and hard of hearing children, but all children.

The Puggles Swim course is interactive, and includes videos of pool demonstrations, key Auslan signs, downloadable resources and more, arming teachers with deaf aware tactics and 3 PD points.


AUSTSWIM and Laurie Lawrence are working together in providing AUSTSWIM Teachers with the opportunity to undertake ongoing online professional development.
Laurie Lawrence is Australia’s Gold Medal Olympic swimming coach, baby swimming expert and water safety advocate. He has been involved in the swimming industry since 1966. Laurie’s depth of swimming knowledge is unique in international swimming and now swimming teachers around the world can gain access to his proven teaching methods.  
Online training is a great way to gain further knowledge and skills as a swimming teacher at your own pace, at a time that suits you and is aligned to industry standards.
The PD Academy has been specifically developed for swim teachers and gives you access a library of modules and resources with a new module added monthly. 
Get your PD started now with a FREE online module!
You can access your FREE online Freestyle Module by following this link AUSTSWIMPROMO LINK and enter the code austswim-nt.
By completing this module you will receive 1 PD hour towards your AUSTSWIM licence renewal.





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