Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
Ted Tullberg Aquatics
0417 310 796
Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC)
1 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park, 3206, Victoria
DateStart TimeEndTime
Day 1Saturday, 14 October 201708:15 AM05:00 PM
Day 2Sunday, 15 October 201708:15 AM05:00 PM

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Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety

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Information Document Prepared by Tullberg Aquatics    PLEASE READ CAREFULLY


Dear Course Applicant,

Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety


Course times:

MSAC, Clayton and Harold Holt Starts at 8.15am Completion at 5pm. All other Venues except Mill Park Start at 8.00am Completion at 4.45pm. International Courses and Mill Park start and completion times will be advised separately but are included on the Web Site


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

* A Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Candidate Handbook

* The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety manual


1 Access to your AUSTSWIM Account

IF you enrolled on line go to the "e-learning centre" 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, “click here" (under the log in spot)

2) 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

3) enter a password and confirm the password

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

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


You will find at this location;

A The Online Requirement with a label of ‘AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety’

You may commence any time after enrolling.

The exam consists of multiple choice questions. All questions must be answered correctly in order 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.

B A list of Assessors in your Area

C A Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Candidate Handbook in Modules within the Theory Assessment

D Videos Tutorials available for one year

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


2 Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Certificate

The candidate must provide evidence of holding a current approved cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) award, including one and two operator techniques and discussion and practice of modifications for children and infants. It is not necessary to have this prior to attending the course. To be current, the CPR must have been gained within one year previous 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 sufficient.

If you can provide this at the course it will save extra work for you later.


3 Photo ID –Form 5 in the Handbook you receive at the course or/and online. 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 download this Form and bring completed to the course it would be helpful.


4 Supervised Teaching Experience.

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

Refer to Forms 1 and 2 in the Handbook

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


 5 Verification of Teaching Competency

To be assessed on teaching competency skills by a current licenced AUSTSWIM Assessor.

* Prepared 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 Verification of Teaching Competency Form (Form 3 in the Handbook) is to be signed by the:

A list of Assessors is available to you when you go to  www.austswim.com.au  ,   Click e-learning Centre   on the Home page and enter your Log in details:

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.

• Verifying assessor and the candidate. Where possible it is recommended the assessor signing this form is different from the person who supervised the teaching experience hours.

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 and returned to the candidate.

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


6 This only Applies to candidates attending a course in Australia USI - As from January 2015 all students enrolled into nationally recognised training must register for a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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 students require a USI to obtain their accreditation from AUSTSWIM.

If you have previously advised AUSTSWIM of your USI or entered it when enrolling on line you do not need to send again.

To obtain your USI and for further information visit www.usi.gov.au

What do I do with my USI?

1. Forward your USI confirmation email to your AUSTSWIM Course Provider

2. Include in this email your FIRST NAME, LAST NAME and DATE OF BIRTH as indicated in your ID.

3. AUSTSWIM must cross check your USI prior to issuing your AUSTSWIM accreditation.


7 This only Applies to candidates attending a course in Australia Working with Children Check (WWCC) - As from 1st July 2016 A Current WWCC must be provided to AUSTSWIM before a Licence can be issued to candidates. To obtain one visit www.aifs.gov.au for information and who to contact in your State and territory. In Victoria this is available to Candidates under 18. When the comment regarding not requiring one comes up simply continue with your application. 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.


When you have completed Assessment Items except Assessment Item 3 you can email to etullberg@bigpond.net.au . Form 5 Photo Form must be returned by hard mail to

 Tullberg Aquatics, P.O. Box 2102,

Bennettswood, Vic 3125, Australia.

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



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.


B 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.

  1. 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.


2 Continuous Aquatic Sequence

In order 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



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

Candidates must be a minimum of 17 years of age to receive their Licence.

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