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Aquatic Technical Operator 4 day

Aquatic Technical Operator 4 day


    SISSS00131 - Aquatic Technical Operator

    Pool Operations / Aquatic Technical Operator

    Target Group: Aquatic technical operators who work in public aquatic facilities

    Undertaking the Aquatic Technical Operators Course enables industry participants to gain the skills and expertise needed to monitor and maintain aquatic facility equipment and pool water quality, and coordinate the maintenance of aquatic facility plant and equipment. This is the nationally recognised skill set is for those wishing to work as an Aquatic Technical Operator.

    For the purposes of the Code of Practice for the Design, Construction, Operation, Management and Maintenance of Aquatic Facilities this training meets the requirements for Group 1, 2, 3 and 4 aquatic facilitites.

    Click to view/download the following documents:

    Learner Information Sheet

    Self Reflection Questions


    Fee-free training information (click to expand)
    Royal Life Saving and the Department of Training and Workforce Development are working together to offer the free Aquatic Technical Operator Skill Set training to eligible participants.

    Students must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the free course.

    If you are enrolled in school and it is not during school holiday time periods as stated below you are not eligible even if you meet another criteria.

    To be eligible to access the free course, students must not have an active apprenticeship/traineeship training contract. Full time employees are not eligible for this training.

    To be eligible for free training, reduced-fee qualifications or a subsidised training place; you must have left school*, have your primary place of residence in Western Australia, and are either:
    - an Australian citizen; or
    - a permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 449, 785, 786, 790, or 820; or
    - a dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457 or 482; or
    - a bridging visa holder who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 866; or
    - a bridging visa E holder (subclasses 050 and 051) who has made a valid application for a visa subclass 785 or 790

    *In 2023, Year 12 school students who are leaving school can access a subsidised training place from 23 October 2023. School students are eligible if they begin and complete the course during school holidays.

    First Nations people, young people, people out of work or receiving income support, unpaid carers, people with disability, and women facing economic insecurity are particularly encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity for fee free training.

    Please note that existing worker trainees are not eligible for the fee-free arrangements.

    Students will start the course with online learning via our eLearning portal. There is pre-reading, online learning modules and knowledge-based assessments prior to joining a classroom session. This will ensure students have the required knowledge and understanding before progressing to the practical application and assessment in the classroom. There is also an on-the-job workplace learning and assessment requirement.

    Course duration and delivery:
    Online training and assessment (approximately 22 hours) plus 4 days face-to-face training and assessment.

    - The fitness and strength to complete manual handling tasks
    - English proficiency to work through course resources and instruction
    - Minimum age 18 (recommended)
    - Access to a computer and the internet to access the eLearning portal prior to participating in the face-to-face training.

    Certification: Upon the successful completion of the knowledge and face-to-face components and the workplace assessments, the learner will receive a Statement of Attainment with:

    • SISCAQU015 Test pool water quality
    • SISCAQU016 Maintain pool water quality
    • SISCAQU017 Monitor and maintain aquatic facility plant and equipment
    • SISXFAC009 Coordinate facility maintenance
    • BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes

    Please allow up to 10 working days to receive your certificate upon successful completion of the course.

    Industry Requirement: To achieve LIWA accreditation you must also successfully complete or already hold the Pool Lifeguard Skill Set.

    International Students: Please note that Royal Life Saving WA is not registered on CRICOS, we are therefore unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa. By enrolling in this course, you are declaring you are not an overseas student holding a student visa.