Course Details




5 3/4 hours

There is also a field experience practical training component.

Course requirements must be completed within 6 months.


Competency based practical assessment as well as a written workbook.


Verification Validity

3 years

Re-registration is available at a nominal fee.  Evidence of working within the industry during the previous 12 months must be supplied.

Course Accreditation

The course is nationally recognised and meets all AQTF requirements.
Candidates can complete the course at 16 years of age.
Candidates cannot be employed until they have received their certificate.

The Swimming and Water Safety Instructor Course provides candidates with essential skills to teach swimming and water safety in the commercial swim school environment.

Incorporating the Units of Competence:

  • SISCAQU002  Perform Basic Water Rescues
  • SISCAQU008  Instruct Water Familiarisation, Buoyancy and Mobility Skills
  • SISCAQU009  Instruct Water Safety and Survival Skills
  • SISCAQU010  Instruct Swimming Strokes

This course has 53/4 face to face hours as well as a written workbook and practical field experience.

  • Skill acquisition
  • Best practice in the Aquatics industry
  • Providing feedback
  • Instructional methods and styles
  • Teaching children with Autism
  • Drills, activities and games
  • Communication skills
  • Program planning
  • Aquatic Safety
  • Movement in Water
  • Principles of buoyancy and mobility
  • The strokes of swimming
  • Accepted instructional practices and styles
  • Legal and ethical responsibilities
  • Basic water rescue techniques