Course Details


$275.00 (includes participation in the course only)

Please refer to our Refund Policy
Re-registration is available at a nominal fee

5 3/4 hours

Course requirements 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
Verification Validity

3 years

Course Accreditation

The course is nationally recognised and meets all AQTF requirements.
Candidates can complete the course at 16 years of age.
Candidates cannot be employed until they have received their certificate.

Delivery Mode

Face to face and self paced learning


Evidence of working within the aquatic industry during the previous 12 months must be provided

Physical Requirements



A competency based fromal practical assessment will be conducted during the course.  In addition, a written Field Experience Workbook must be completed.

The Swimming and Water Safety Instructor Course provides candidates with essential skills to teach swimming and water safety in the commercial swim school environment. 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
  • Skill acquisition
  • Best practice in the Aquatics industry
  • Providing feedback
  • Instructional methods and styles
  • Teaching children with Autism
  • 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