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.
Course duration and delivery:
Online training and assessment (approximately 10 hours) plus 2 days (16 hours) face-to-face training and assessment.
Lesson plans that will be referred to in the course can be found here
- An understanding of all swimming strokes, the fitness and strength to tow a person 10m and remove from the water without assistance, English proficiency to work through course resources and instruction.
- Minimum age 17 - you may enrol in the Swim Teacher course at 16 years and 9 months of age but are not eligible to receive your Licence/Accreditation until you are 17 years of age.
- Access to a computer and the internet to access the eLearning portal prior to participating in the face-to-face training.
Certification: On successfully completing this skill set, a Statement of Attainment for the following units of competence will be issued:
- SISCAQU020 Perform water rescues
- SISCAQU023 Plan swimming lessons
- SISCAQU024 Teach water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills
- SISCAQU025 Teach water safety and survival skills
- SISCAQU026 Teach swimming strokes
Please allow up to 10 working days to receive your certificate upon successful completion of the course.
On successfully completing the Swim Teacher Licence requirements, Royal Life Saving will issue a Swimming Teacher Licence.
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.