Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
Tullberg Aquatics Pty Ltd
0417 310 796
Learn to Swim Victoria - Heidelberg
116 Cape Street , Heidelberg, 3084, Victoria
DateStart TimeEndTime
Day 1Monday, 16 December 201908:00 AM04:45 PM
Day 2Tuesday, 17 December 201908:00 AM04:45 PM

Further Details

Course Description

Refer to course requirements, terms and conditions on the AUSTSWIM website prior to enrolment – click here

Additional Description

Information Document Prepared by Tullberg Aquatics    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY


Dear Course Applicant,

AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety provides candidates with essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety™ to persons from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. Accreditation is valid for three years after which you can renew the Licence by either completing a renewal Document and providing evidence of practical teaching, a current CPR, 10 hours of professional development and in the case of AUSTRALIA provide a current Working with Children Check and finally pay a fee, or alternatively completing one of the Extension courses of Competitive Strokes, Infants and Pre Schoolers or Access and Inclusion (Disabilities)or Adults.  

Course times: Courses start at 8 am with completion at 4.45pm, except for MSAC, Clayton and Harold Holt which start at 8.15am with completion at 5pm. Mill Park and International Courses start, and completion times will be advised separately but are included on the Web Site and on your receipt. Courses are generally 2 days except for Special occurrences.

Remember you need to also bring food, swimwear, goggles (optional, but recommended), swim cap, (Optional, but must be worn while in the water at courses at Presbyterian Ladies College, FJC Genazzano, Huntingtower School and Learn to Swim Victoria), spare towel (optional), notepad and pen

Remember we are guests of whatever location the course is held at and we are to abide by the venue rules which in ALL locations includes No Smoking

The following will be provided for you at the course (also available Online as below after the course has been fully paid for); -

* A Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Candidate Handbook

* The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety manual

Assessment Items which you are required to complete and/or forward to me after/before the presentation of the Course are;

1 Access to your AUSTSWIM Account-On Line Theory Assessment

It is advisable not to use a School, University or College email address as you may forget to advise AUSTSWIM of any change when you leave, and therefore miss out on receiving reminders as to outstanding items or when renewals are due or other pertinent information.

If you have used one or need to change your email, please contact AUSTSWIM on;


+61 3 9562 6450  



Phone:                                  1300 885 666

IF you enrolled on line go to the "e-learning centre" at AUSTSWIM.com and log in using your original email address and the password you created.

Those candidates who enrol other than on-line will need to "activate their account”, “ACTIVATE " (under the log in spot)

1) enter your unique email address This will be the address you originally entered on the data base or used on any hard copy Application. If you have a problem with this call AUSTSWIM on +61 3 9562 7900 or 1300 885 666

2) enter a password and confirm the password

3) a confirmation email will be sent, and you use the link from that email to complete the activation

4) go to the "e-learning centre" and log in

On the e-learning centre you will find;

A The On-line Theory Assessment Requirement with a label of ‘AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety’ Click on the heading    You may commence any time after enrolling.

The exam consists of multiple choice questions. All questions must be answered correctly to successfully complete the exam. The exam is open book and does not need to be completed in a single sitting. You can do as much as you like each time you access it until complete.  DO NOT forget to “Submit “after the Declaration, Each Individual Module of the Theory Assessment and the Survey. Candidates receive instant verification upon successful completion of the exam.

The Teacher Declaration, Theory Assessment and the Course Evaluation must be completed on line before the Online requirement is considered complete. You can check your “Assessment Progress” via the Navigation bar on the Righthand side of the screen.

B A list of Assessors in your Area

C A Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Candidate Handbook (available to print if you need to)

D Videos Tutorials available for one year

E the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety manual in Modules within the Theory Assessment

2 Supervised Teaching Experience - Forms 1 & 2 in the Handbook

It is the Candidates responsibility to find a place to complete this experience. AUSTSWIM Registered Swim Schools can be found on www.austswim.com.au 

Before being eligible to be verified for teaching competence a candidate must have completed an appropriate number of supervised teaching experience hours and received advice from the supervising teacher that they are ready to have their teaching competency verified. Please note there is no set number of hours and the number taken will depend upon each candidate as an individual based on prior experience etc. If Supervised Hours are completed under the supervision of a person who does not hold a current AUSTSWIM Licence the AUSTSWIM Insurance will not apply. If there is difficulty because of remoteness or any other reason to complete these hours, please contact the Course provider as per this notice heading. If the venue you complete your Supervised hours at request you do a certain number of hours, that will be an agreement between you and the venue not AUSTSWIM. Record all your Supervised Teaching Experience on Form 2

 3 Verification of Teaching Competency - Form 3 in the Handbook

To be assessed on teaching competency skills by a current licenced AUSTSWIM Assessor. Refer to as above “Access to your AUSTSWIM Account /B A list of Assessors in your Area”

* Prepare 3 lesson plans appropriate to the lesson they have been allocated. (Forms 4a,4b and 4c in the Handbook)

• The lesson plans must be completed and should be planned for a duration of 30 minutes and have a minimum of 4 participants who are aged from 4 years to adults. The class size will vary depending on the ability of the students. Prior to commencing the verification of the teaching competence lesson, candidates must provide the assessor with these lesson plans.

The assessor is required to hold a current AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety licence and be registered with AUSTWIM as an AUSTSWIM Assessor. A list of Assessors is available to you when you go to  www.austswim.com ,  Click e-learning Centre   on the Home page and enter your Log in details:

• Where possible it is recommended that the assessor signing this form is different from the person who supervised the teaching experience hours or the person who presented the course. Note: the assessor cannot be a relative or guardian of the candidate.

• If the candidate successfully completes all the criteria to the satisfaction of the assessor the Verification of Teaching Competency Form is to be signed by an approved AUSTSWIM Assessor and returned to the candidate.

• If the candidate does not meet all the criteria they are encouraged to complete more teaching experience before presenting for re-verification.

Where a candidate has a problem meeting this requirement due to remoteness they are to contact the Course provider.

4 Photo ID –Form 5 in the Handbook you receive at the course or/and online after the course is fully paid for. Please read the instructions carefully. Make sure the Guarantor meets the requirements as per Section 2 on the Form and they complete Section 3 and sign the back of the photo. If you email this the photo must be in colour, be clear and be easily copied by AUSTSWIM do not forget to also show the rear of the photo correctly completed,

5 Micro Lesson Plans-Form 6 in Candidate Handbook

These are completed at the course and are returned to the Course Provider together with other documents as detailed below.

6 Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate

 It is not necessary to have this prior to attending the course. To be current, the CPR must have been gained within the period of issuance within the country issued (In Australia the expiry is one year) prior to the date all course requirements will be completed and may be included in a Pool or Surf Bronze, Pool Lifeguard, First Aid certificate or similar award and have been issued by a Registered Training Organisation. It is not necessary to send an original, a photo copy is enough.

Be Aware that although a First Aid Certificate may be Valid for 3 years The CPR component of it is only Valid for one year and must be updated yearly. Please note that your AUSTSWIM Licence is only current as long as your CPR is current

7 This only Applies to candidates attending a course in Australia and with an Australian Postal/Physical Address. Working with Children Check (WWCC) - A copy of a Current WWCC Licence Card (Not the application or receipt) must be provided to AUSTSWIM via the Course Provider before a Licence can be issued.

To obtain one in Victoria, visit http;//www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi/

If you are under 18 and you wish to obtain this Licence, when the comment regarding not requiring one comes up simply continue with your application. Some employers insist on all employees holding a current WWCC no matter what their age. You only need the Volunteer version until you are a paid employee. For AUSTSWIM licencing requirements, registered teachers can provide a current WWCC OR evidence of current VIT/QCT registration (QLD College of Teaching).

Note - Registered teachers may require a WWCC / Exemption Card if providing other regulated child-related services outside of their professional duties.

It is not necessary to have this prior to attending the course but should be provided prior to commencing Supervised Hours.

8 This only Applies to candidates attending a course in Australia USI – All students enrolled into nationally recognised training must register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Note this is not your school student number.

A USI is a reference number that creates a secure online record of your nationally recognised training that you can access anytime, anywhere and it’s yours for life and it's free. All candidates require a USI to obtain their accreditation from AUSTSWIM.

To obtain your USI and for further information visit . www.aifs.gov.au. If you did not include this with your application either on line or hard copy please advise your AUSTSWIM Course Provider of your USI.

When you have completed Forms 2,3,4a,4b,4c,5 and 6 in the Candidate Handbook you can mail, together with a copy of your Current CPR and Working With Children Check (WWCC) to;-

Tullberg Aquatics, P.O. Box 2102,

Bennettswood, Vic 3125, Australia.

Or email to etullber@bigpond.net.au

Please Label each attachment with First Name, Last Name, Course code and content (handbook, Cpr, etc) If you email the photo it MUST be clear, completed correctly and acceptable to AUSTSWIM otherwise a Hard copy will be requested

All Assessment Items MUST be completed within one year from the date of the commencement of the Course presentation                                        

  It is your interest to retain a copy of ALL forms sent at least until you receive your Licence


The following will be completed at the presentation of the course; -

1 Practical Assessment of Rescue Competencies

General Guidelines

Holders of current RLSS Pool Lifeguard or Bronze, or Surf Bronze medallion certificates or equivalent may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from undertaking this assessment. The certificate must be CURRENT when the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water safety certificate is ready to be issued. To apply for RPL the candidate must provide a copy of the certificate to the AUSTSWIM Course Provider/Presenter as evidence.

Candidates will be dressed in swimwear for all practical assessments. The successful demonstration of rescue techniques is an indication of the skills at the time of the assessment. Regular practice is required to ensure that the required skill level is maintained.

Rescue Competencies

AUSTSWIM candidates are required to show competence in performing each of the following Non-Swimming Rescues that can be used at a pool or in confined natural shallow water.

i.                     Reach rescue        ii     Rope throw rescue          iii    Throw a flotation aid

AUSTSWIM candidates are required to show competence in performing each of the following swimming Rescues that can be used at a pool or in confined natural shallow water.

Wade Rescue

In shallow water, a weak swimmer is in difficulty 10 to 15 metres from the point of entry. An aid (rigid or flotation) is available Using an appropriate entry, perform a 10 to 15 metre wade rescue. Show the best practice method for maintaining self-preservation and reassure the swimmer to climb out

Non-contact Rescue (or accompanied) with defensive techniques

A conscious weak swimmer is in difficulty 10 to 15 metres from the point of entry. An aid (rigid or flotation) is available. Using an appropriate entry, perform a 10 to 15 metres non-contact rescue. Show the best practice method for maintaining self-preservation. Reassure and assist the swimmer to climb out. This rescue should be performed at the deepest part of the pool.

Contact Tow (Recover and Resuscitate) with water search procedures

A drowning person is on the pool floor.  Candidates must: Enter the water from the poolside. Search for a drowning person. Recover a person or an object from a depth of 1 – 2 metres. Return to the surface using an object. Substitute the object for the person simulating unconsciousness. Perform a 10-15 metre contact tow rescue, taking the person to a point of support. Simulate rescue breathing. This rescue should be conducted at the deepest part of the pool.

Spinal Injury Management

Vice Grip

Candidates must apply a vice grip for the immobilisation of a spinal injury to the neck of a person in shallow water (face down).  Check for signs of life and then wade with the casualty for 5 metres.  Summon assistance

Extended Arm Roll-Over

Candidates must demonstrate an extended arm roll-over for the immobilisation of a spinal injury to the neck of a person in shallow water (face down).  Check for signs of life and wade with the person to safety.  Summon assistance.

Note: the extended arm roll-over should be conducted in water that is too shallow to conduct a vice grip.

2 Continuous Aquatic Sequence

To determine candidates are comfortable and confident in an aquatic environment, the candidate is required to complete a Continuous Aquatic Sequence comprising of:

• Enter the water with an appropriate, feet first entry

• Float, scull or tread water for 1 to 2 minutes with feet off the bottom of the pool

• Fully submerge and swim underwater for 2 to 5 metres and re-surface

• Swim 40 to 50 metres on the front with face in water (displaying comfortable breathing technique)

• Rotate or roll onto back

• Swim 40 to 50 metres on the back

• Exit the water appropriately

It is to be noted that this is to be completed as one continuous sequence without rest stops.

3 Practical Demonstration of Teaching Skills

This activity is designed to assess the candidate’s ability to demonstrate for teaching purposes specific teaching of swimming and water safety skills. The method of assessment is Role play

Assessment guidelines

This activity is to occur during the practical components of the course presentation.

Candidates are required to instruct a minimum of one skill from each of 4 categories to a small group of candidates

4 Information for you regarding Drowning statistics

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Generally, unless holidays interfere, you should receive your Licence within a week if your photo is already loaded, if not, a few days longer. Allow a longer time frame if outside of Australia. You should receive an email from AUSTSWIM when your Licence is issued, and the Licence is posted shortly after.

If you have received an email from AUSTSWIM and your Licence has not arrived within 14 days, contact AUSTSWIM on 1300 885 666

If you have not received an email from AUSTSWIM or your Licence within 30 days, please contact me. Please do not contact me before this time.

If I can assist further, please do not hesitate to contact me on email; - etullber@bigpond.net.au

The course timetable should be used as a guide only as times allocated may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. 


*Notification must be made no less than 48 hours prior to the commencement of a course if you wish to cancel or transfer your enrolment.

* If no notice is given prior to the course then the candidate will forfeit the right to a refund or transfer. 

* Refunds will incur an administration fee of 20% of the enrolment fee. Transfers will incur an administration fee of 10% of the enrolment fee.

* In the event of the course being cancelled by AUSTSWIM or the Provider due to insufficient enrolments, candidates will be offered a full refund or may elect to transfer to another course without penalty. Fees will be waived if a medical certificate is provided

* The enrolment fee includes all course requirements and resources and Insurance coverage while undertaking the Course and post course on the job requirements and once AUSTSWIM Accreditation for the training course is issued up to the expiry date (Conditions apply) but excludes CPR certification and photo identification.

I look forward to your attendance and know that you will receive a lot of useful skills and ideas to assist in your teaching of swimming and water safety

Ted Tullberg