Water Aerobics

Aquatic Fitness Instructor Certificate

Incorporating the Units of Competence:

  • SISCAQU020 Perform Water Rescues
  • SISFFIT038 Plan group water-based exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT039 Instruct group water-based exercise sessions
  • SISFFIT048 Use anatomy and physiology knowledge to support safe and effective water-based activity
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in Workplace Health and Safety
  • HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Plan and teach aqua fitness classes for the general population taking into consideration the hydrodynamic principles of the water
  • Modify their classes to accommodate special populations
  • Understand when they need to refer their clients to an allied health professional
  • Perform basic water rescues
  • Identify and manage any risks associated with teaching in this environment
  • Participate in safe work practices to ensure their own health and safety, and that of others


Face to Face Learning : POA

Included in your registration:

  • AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual (7th Edition) e-book
  • 2 days face to face training
  • Online learning platform
  • Online support
  • Statement of Attainment

Self-Paced/Blended Learning$595.00

Included in your registration:

  • AEA Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual (7th Edition) e-book
  • 10 hours virtual lectures
  • Online learning platform
  • Online support
  • Statement of Attainment

Please refer to our Refund Policy


All skill set requirements must be completed within 6 months. 3 month extensions (maximum of 2) are available for a set fee.

A Statement of Attainment will be issued once all assessment requirements have been met.


Students must obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) prior to enrolling in this course. Please visit https://www.usi.gov.au/ for more information.

Course Accreditation

This skill set is nationally recognised and accredited with the following fitness industry associations:

  •  AusActive    15 CEC's
  •  RepsNZ       12.5 CEC's
Physical Requirements

All students will be required to:

  • Participate in several aqua fitness sessions
  • Have swimming skills which enable you to perform a rescue tow for a minimum of 10 metres and dive to the bottom of the pool
  • Demonstrate exercises on pool deck for a minimum of four repetitions
  • Competently manouevre yourself down to the floor and back up again to demonstrate exercises and pool rescue techniques

Assessments include practical and written components and are competency based.

All students are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of three 30 minute aqua fitness sessions under the supervision of an appropriately qualified aqua fitness instructor
  • Complete written assessments online (Online support is available via email education@aquafitnessonline.com and zoom calls can be arranged to help with any queries)

Practical assessments can be completed in person with an approved assessor or via video.
Video assessment students are required to upload a 30-45 minute aqua fitness class being taught exclusively by themselves.

Last updated: 7 Mar 2024, 11:52:14 am
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