Course Details


$255.00 (includes participation in the course only)

Please refer to our Refund Policy


Face to face instruction is 5 3/4 hours

There are also post course requirements which must be completed within 6 months.

Unique Student Identifier (USI):

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

Valid for:

3 years

Course Accreditation:

The course is nationally recognised and meets all AQTF requirements.

Students can complete the course at 16 years of age.

Delivery Mode:

Face to face



Physical Requirements:

Basic swimming skills


You will be required to complete field experience practical hours (which will need to be signed off by a Workplace Supervisor who holds a current Swimming and Water Safety Instructors certificate) and complete a workbook containing theory assessments.

NOTE:  A national Police Check must be obtained prior to commencing field experience practical hours.

This course provides students with skills and knowledge to develop lesson plans and instruct a board range of clients in swimming, water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills. This involves using drills, activities and games according to best practice principles of aquatic activities.

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Statement of Attainment certificate.

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

 Topics include:

  • Best practice in the Aquatics industry
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Providing feedback
  • Instructional methods and styles
  • 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