Primary school teachers who would like to deliver a swimming and water safety program should first check the requirements for delivering programs through their State or Territory Education Department outlined below:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia
Swimming Australia encourages teachers to explore development opportunities and recommends the Swim Australia Teacher course or the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety (or equivalent) as a minimum standard. More information on these courses.
Primary school teachers may also be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning to contribute to the Swim Teacher courses.
Coaches interested in supporting primary schools to deliver a school swimming program can contact schools to explore opportunities to assist with program delivery.
To become a coach and deliver swimming in Sporting Schools please ensure you are working towards the following requirements:
- Be aged 16 years or over
- Hold a current Working With Children Check
- Confirm adequacy of insurance
- Hold a Swim Australia Teacher accreditation; or
- AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation (or equivalent)
Find more information on these courses.
Swim schools and aquatic centres may be contacted by their local school to deliver the Sporting Schools program. All swim schools and aquatic centres can deliver swimming and water safety programs as part of the Sporting Schools program as long as program coaches or swimming and water safety teachers meet the minimum standards and the programs also meet requirements of State and Territory Education Departments.
Requirements for delivering programs through State or Territory Education Departments outlined below: