Smart and Skilled NSW - Skilling for Recovery

SISSS00112 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher

AUSTSWIM is offering free TSW training under Smart and Skilled NSW funding for the general public as well as Swim Centre Staff members in NSW. So take this opportunity to get yourself, or your staff qualified as swim teachers for free!

Eligibility for Candidates

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, candidates must meet the below criteria.
  • Must be aged between 16 and 24. If you are under 17 the licence will not be issued until you have turned 17.
  • Must provide proof of age and Residency - e.g. licence, Australian or New Zealand Passport, student ID card, Medicare Card.
  • Must not have completed a swim teacher course in the past.
  • Should NOT be attending Secondary or Senior Secondary education while enrolling in a funded course.
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Course Description
This course is aimed at people entering the aquatics and community recreation industry. If you have a love for swimming, physical activity, learning and children – then this course is your entry point into the aquatics and community recreation industry.
  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescuesNRT Vector Logo
  • SISCAQU008 Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
  • SISCAQU009 Instruct water safety and survival skills
  • SISCAQU010 Instruct swimming strokes

For more information please view our Candidate Information Guide.

Delivery Strategy
This interactive course is delivered in a blended format, consisting of theory and practical components. It requires attendance at a face-to-face training session over two full days and the successful completion of an online interactive component. Candidates are also required to complete supervised industry training in a swim teaching environment in a range of conditions.
The course consists of theory and practical components:
  • Theory component – topics may be offered through classroom attendance or selected topics via AUSTSWIM’s e-learning centre.
  • Practical component – involves swimming activities that may be carried out in shallow or deep water.
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National Recognition
On successfully completing the training and assessment, the candidate will be issued a Statement of Attainment, issuing them the units of competency required for you to become a Swim Teacher along with a 3-year AUSTSWIM licence which is recognised throughout Australia.
Once the candidates have completed the course, they will be issued their licence based on a valid WWWC and CPR. Not only are AUSTSWIM offering a free TSW course, but we are also throwing in a 3-year licence at no cost to the candidates. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, as part of the Smart and Skilled program. Terms and conditions will apply.

Apply for free TSW training now!


Information for Pool Operators
If you would like to book a TSW course at your venue, please contact us directly at info@austswim.com.au, or call us on 1300 885 666. Our team will happily work with you in setting up a course. You will be required to provide a minimum of 21 days' notice to AUSTSWIM. Courses available under this initiative are titled 'Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety SAS' in the course finder.
Courses' dates and times do vary. If you would like to book a course date outside the current availabilities and you have an appropriate venue, please contact us directly.

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AUSTSWIM wishes to acknowledge and thank the NSW Government, for their ongoing support of the 'Smart and Skilled' project. 


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Diversify your career opportunities and join Australia’s best swimming teachers with the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation. AUSTSWIM Licenced Teachers have water safety experience that is second-to-none, helping to empower people and encourage active lifestyles.