TAI Course Requirements
Candidates in Australia
Candidates in Australia and New Zealand
You may enrol in an AUSTSWIM course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the AUSTSWIM accreditation until they are 17 years of age.
have an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Licence.
You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the required aquatic skills.
You are required to have access to a computer and the internet to access the online modules outside of face to face training.
The course consists of approximately 8 contact hours (theory and practical), an online learning component, plus supervised on the job teaching hours. Topics include:
- A journey through aquatic participation
- Safety and legal issues
- Communication and perception
- Plan, deliver and review
- Skills for movement through the water
Your competency of skill, knowledge and understanding in delivery of swimming and water safety will be assessed using the 5 subject areas of the course listed above during the face to face, online and industry training components.
To get your AUSTSWIM accreditation, the following additional requirements need to be submitted;
Complete a brief online course evaluation
Provide evidence of holding a current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) statement of attainment. For further information on CPR requirements please click here.
Submit an endorsed photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.
On successful completion of all course requirements candidates will receive the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion Teacher Licence.
Note: when you complete an AUSTSWIM extension course your AUSTSWIM licence will automatically be renewed for a further 3 years from the date when the extension licence is issued. If you complete your AUSTSWIM course after the initial 12 months (or your AUSTSWIM Licence has previously expired) your licence may be subject to backdating.
The Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion Teacher course contains units of competency which are nationally recognised from the Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training package. Upon successful completion of all assessment requirements, candidates will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following units:
SISCAQU012 Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities
SISXDIS001 Facilitate inclusion for people with a disability
Enrolment fee: $280
This fee covers:
- Course attendance and resources
- Insurance while completing the supervised industry training
- AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence once the qualification is issued
- AUSTSWIM Teacher Insurance
Please refer to our website for further information on AUSTSWIM Teacher Insurance: http://austswim.com.au/Teachers/Insurance.aspx
Course Dates & Locations: https://oramsocb.austswim.com.au/coursefinder/