I Am An AUSTSWIM Teacher

As an AUSTSWIM Licenced Teacher, you play a vital role in saving lives by educating Australians when it comes to swim safety. AUSTSWIM offers ongoing training and professional development opportunities to ensure that you have all the skills necessary to get the most out of the important work you do.

By diversifying your skills and knowledge with AUSTSWIM, you will be able to help more people become confident swimmers, create a safer community and be able to engage with more people to teach the essential principles and practices of water safety.

I WANT TO RENEW MY LICENCE 
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I WANT TO TAKE A SPECIALIST EXTENSION COURSE 

AUSTSWIM offers a variety of accredited courses, professional development workshops, conferences, seminars and forums to ensure you get the most out of your aquatics teaching career.

AUSTSWIM offers a range of courses including:

●	AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes

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AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults

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WETS Aqua Instructor Course

WETS Aqua Instructor Course

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I NEED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AUSTSWIM’s online professional development opportunities are designed to keep you connected and engaged with your career. If you are interested in taking an online course with AUSTSWIM, check out the AUSTSWIM course calendar or shop.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to get in contact with AUSTSWIM directly on 1300 885 666. A member of our team will be happy to handle your query personally.

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I Want to Renew

I Want To Renew My AUSTSWIM TEACHER LICENCE

AUSTSWIM TEACHER LICENCE RENEWAL

AUSTSWIM is Australia’s national organisation for the Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course.

Our vision is that every Australian will be taught swimming and water safety skills by an Accredited AUSTSWIM Teacher, enabling them to enjoy aquatic environments and activities in a safer way. The AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence is recognised as the industry standard for Swimming and Water Safety courses and is delivered and recognised in each state and territory of Australia and many countries overseas.

The AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence is recognised by the industry as the minimum requirement to be a Swimming and Water Safety teacher.

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HOW TO RENEW

An AUSTSWIM Accreditation is valid for three years and must be renewed prior to the expiry date to remain valid. Your expiry date can be found on your AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.

To renew your AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence complete the following steps:

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MY LICENCE EXPIRED OVER 3 YEARS AGO AND I NEED TO APPLY FOR RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

AUSTSWIM provides teachers with a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) which recognises qualifications and statements of attainment as a pathway for accreditation and issue of an AUSTSWIM Licence – Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.


I Was An AUSTSWIM Teacher – AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence Expired

AUSTSWIM RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) FOR TEACHERS WITH  AN AUSTSWIM TEACHER LICENCE  EXPIRED OVER 3 YEARS AGO.

Sometimes life changes and you might find yourself with an expired AUSTSWIM licence but want to return to the career you are passionate about – teaching others to be strong swimmers and improving water safety in your community. Thankfully, AUSTSWIM makes it simple to regain your accreditation if your licence has been expired for three or more years.

AUSTSWIM’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) provides a pathway for you to become an AUSTSWIM Licenced Teacher again, regardless of which qualification you previously completed. The process detailed on this page is applicable for: 

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics- Access and Inclusion
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults

Recognition of Prior learning

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WHAT IS RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING?  

When you have built up skills throughout your previous study and career, you deserve to have them recognised when striving for a new qualification – or wanting to renew an old one. The Recognition of Prior Learning process means that you won’t have to repeat your entire qualification to become an AUSTSWIM Teacher again.

The  Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)  regulates education in Australia and ensures that you are entitled to have your previous experience, training and skills recognised when studying for a new qualification.

The policies and procedures of each Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will be different when it comes to assessing your eligibility for RPL, but the basis of having your past training and skills be acknowledged remains the same. At AUSTSWIM, we provide RPL as a legitimate and fast-tracked pathway for you to regain your accreditation and be issued an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Licence, allowing you to return to the work that you love.
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WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF GAINING RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) AUSTSWIM TEACHER - LICENCE EXPIRED OVER 3 YEARS AGO

Eligibility for RPL requires candidates to:

  • Demonstrate competency in aquatic skills and knowledge
  • Successfully complete AUSTSWIM accreditation requirements
Three-Step Process to AUSTSWIM Accreditation and Licence

 

Complete the enrolment form, indicate the course you wish to attend and pay the applicable fee.

Attend Day 1 of the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course and successfully complete areas of study that include:

  • Lesson planning and practical delivery
  • Rescue Competencies and the Continuous Aquatic Sequence

Complete the following post-course requirements:

  • Online theory assessment, this includes agreeing to and signing confirmation of your willingness to abide with and commitment to:
    • The AUSTSWIM Declaration
    • The AUSTSWIM Teachers Code of Behaviour
  • Complete the workplace-based training element
  • Undertake a practical teaching assessment (with an AUSTSWIM-registered assessor)
  • Submit current photo ID for inclusion on your licence
  • Provide a copy of current CPR award
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AUSTSWIM RPL Process – Extension Accreditations

Assessment elements are also required if you have previously held an extension accreditation as an AUSTSWIM Teacher of:

  • Adults (AD)
  • Infants and Preschool Aquatics (INF)
  • Access and Inclusion (TAI)
  • Competitive Stroke (TCS)
  • Your assessment will consist of an online study and exam component.
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I am an International Teacher

INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS

AUSTSWIM believes that anybody with a passion for educating swimmers and saving lives deserves to find the work they love. If you currently hold an international swimming teacher qualification and would like to seek work in Australia, AUSTSWIM is here to help you along your journey.

By getting your qualifications recognised with AUSTSWIM, you will be well on your way to teaching water safety in Australia. With the AUSTSWIM accreditation, you will have all the skills and knowledge needed to teach swimming the Australian way and keep Australians safer in, on and around water.

AUSTSWIM recognises the skills and experience of international teachers who teach swimming and water safety through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). AUSTSWIM evaluates and recognises the knowledge, skills and experience against AUSTSWIM requirements and makes your journey to becoming qualified easier. The International RPL process is only applicable in Australia and New Zealand. If you have a swimming teacher qualification from another country, you can discuss RPL options with an AUSTSWIM Course Provider and apply today.


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WHAT IS RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING?  

In accordance with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF), AUSTSWIM may acknowledge the skills and abilities a teacher has previously acquired through formal and non-formal learning, plus any previous volunteering or work experience.

Eligibility for RPL requires candidates to:

  • Demonstrate competency in aquatic skills and knowledge.
  • Successfully complete AUSTSWIM accreditation requirements .
  • Complete the AUSTSWIM RPL Process – Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety.
  • Complete the unit of competency requirements.

The following assessment elements must be successfully completed to gain the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety licence. Find out more about international qualification requirements.

Please note:  Candidates must be at least 17 years of age to gain the AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.  
Please contact the AUSTSWIM business centre in your state for further information.

 

I Hold Another Teacher Qualification

AUSTSWIM RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) FOR TEACHERS WITH ANOTHER QUALIFICATION.

If you have an accreditation as an aquatics teacher, AUSTSWIM makes it easy to become part of Australia’s most widely recognised swimming community, thereby expanding your career options. Through AUSTSWIM, you will give your students the confidence that their teacher has the best accreditation available.

The AUSTSWIM Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process enables your previous qualifications and statements of attainment to be recognised, providing you with a pathway for your accreditation and AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.

Eligibility for RPL requires candidates to:

  • Demonstrate competency in aquatic skills and knowledge
  • Successfully complete AUSTSWIM accreditation requirements

The process detailed on this page is applicable for: 

  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics - Access and Inclusion
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults

Resources and Policies

Our Guidelines are devised by industry stakeholders in a consultative and transparent process and represent the collective opinion of the aquatics industry and a range of expert personnel across Australia.

Local government, education departments, teachers and consumers can be confident that AUSTSWIM trained and accredited educators are meeting the highest standards to foster safer aquatic participation.

This information centre contains application forms and material relevant to AUSTSWIM teachers, presenters and recognised swim schools.

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