With more than 30,000 current AUSTSWIM teachers, we have the largest learning network of teachers of swimming and water safety in the Southern Hemisphere.

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AUSTSWIM was established in 1979 and, since inception, has trained more than 395,000 teachers, and currently runs more than 1,000 courses annually.

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AUSTSWIM was established in 1979 and, since inception, has trained more than 395,000 teachers, and currently runs more than 1,000 courses annually.



The combined knowledge of over 35,000 AUSTSWIM Teachers truly is a powerful thing! Join your AUSTSWIM Community Group to connect, share, and harness that power to learn and grow.


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Becoming an AUSTSWIM trainer of Teacher and Water Safety is a rewarding way to teach the next generation of instructors to make a positive change to people’s water safety skills and help prevent drownings in Australia.

An AUSTSWIM trainer is a key part of the AUSTSWIM team, helping turn new candidates into fully trained Teachers of Swimming and Water Safety, who are ready to make their community a safer place for swimmers. As an AUSTSWIM trainer, your skills, knowledge and expertise are essential to the delivery of our AUSTSWIM Swim Teacher Courses. If you would like to inspire the next generation of teachers to enter a highly rewarding career, this role is for you.

If you are interested in becoming an AUSTSWIM trainer, register your details here to be kept up to date about future opportunities. Learn more about becoming a trainer or contact AUSTSWIM at info@austswim.com.au or on 1300 885 666.



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.

In order for AUSTSWIM Teachers to be eligible to assess a trainee teacher’s competency, they are required to undertake and complete an online module. 

The online module is free of charge and gives AUSTSWIM International Teachers an automatic two hours of professional development towards their teacher licence renewal (minimum requirements apply). 

AUSTSWIM is highly appreciative of the enormous contribution of our assessors, who volunteer their time to assist candidates through to completion of their licence.

* Please note that the Assessor module is only valid for AUSTSWIM Teachers based overseas. 


AUSTSWIM licensed teachers are in demand with a national shortage of qualified learn to swim and water safety teachers. Employment opportunities exist both nationally and internationally. To view employment opportunities currently advertised, see the below options:
  1. Join our state community groups on Facebook and advertise directly on there. Click here to view groups.
  2. View our Job Board for industry employment opportunities.


Are you looking for work? Do you need somewhere to complete your AUSTSWIM training?
Make an AUSTSWIM Recognised Swim School your first port of call if you are seeking a job or need somewhere to complete your industry training.


Teach young people the skills they need to stay safe in the water. Work with us to make a real difference in their lives.
Our swimming instructors are acknowledged as being part of the oldest and most popular swimming program in Australia!

If you’re a friendly, outgoing person who loves the water, help us run our popular swimming programs across the state.

It’s a rewarding, feel-good job with:

  • a competitive salary
  • great, flexible hours
  • friendly, supportive teams
  • leadership opportunities
  • more than 180 locations in WA.


Help close the gap in health inequality for First Nations communities by undertaking a volunteer swim teacher role next summer at a remote community swimming pool in Central Australia.
The Y Northern Territory is currently seeking expressions of interest from qualified teachers of swimming and water safety to join our local teams of Pools Coordinators, Lifeguards and trainee Swim Teachers based in Ltyentye Apurte (Santa Teresa) and Utju (Areyonga) communities.


IEP, Camp America and CCUSA are three organisations that specialise in overseas working holidays to the US, Canada and the UK.

AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers are highly sought-after by US Camp Directors to work on the waterfront as a lifeguard or Swimming and Water Safety teacher. If you are looking to add international work experience to your CV, this is a great opportunity for you.

For further information on international exchange, visit IEP, Camp America or CCUSA.



Would you love to travel internationally and teach vulnerable Vietnamese children how to swim? The AUSTSWIM Vietnam Swim Mission is a rewarding experience for all involved. Contact AUSTSWIM to find out more information.