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Swim Teacher – Extension Course: Infant & Toddler – Paper-Based – Nikki Thornhill – Course ID#1912111

26 August, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


21) Swim Teacher - Extension Course: Infant & Toddler


This course is an extension course for Swim Teachers looking to gain specialist knowledge in teaching infants and toddlers in the pool.

This course will deliver the skills and knowledge required to select an appropriate progression of activities for the development of infants and toddlers over six (6) months of age in an aquatic environment.

It applies to those conducting learn-to-swim and water safety classes in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. This course will ensure that work is performed according to relevant legislation including working with children and/or vulnerable people checks, organisational policies and procedures and best practice principles of aquatic activities.

Candidates attending this course should hold a current swimming and water safety teacher (or equivalent such as RLSS, AUSTSWIM or ASCTA) prior to attending.

It is assumed that participants are sufficiently physically fit and healthy to undertake this course. The following physical activities will occur during the course unless you advise of any physical difficulties or limitations: kneeling, bending over, crouching, standing, leaning, sitting, pushing, lifting weights, swimming long distances, towing, diving, carrying and other physical activity.

Course Details


  • Existing Swim Teacher Certificate (RLSS / AUSTSWIM / ASCTA) with Units of Competence SISCAQU002, SISCAQU008, SISCAQU009 & SISCAQU010.
  • Reasonable communication, swimming & fitness is required

Course Length:  One day (6 hours) (an additional 3 hours for CPR)

Minimum Age:  17 years old

Unit(s) of Competence

This course includes training for a workplace setting and upon satisfaction completion of all assessment activities, a Statement of Attainment will be issued in the following Unit(s) of competence:

  • HLTAID009 Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (Optional) (Online CPR)
  • SISCAQU011  Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment

Please check with your employer or work place that these are the correct units of competence.


The Swim Teacher Course provides the minimum requirements for those wishing to be a learn to swim instructor.

The RLSS Swim Teacher course will provide participants with acceptable standards of knowledge‚ judgement and abilities to teach of children in swimming pools.

Once your certificate is issued‚ you will have the opportunity to apply for a RLSSQ Swim Teacher Licence as outlined in the Guidelines for Safer Pool Operations. 

Learning Outcomes:

Learning Methods:

Participants are required to complete a Pre-Course Workbook before the face-to-face course. This may be completed online or paper-based. Your Trainer will provide you with the information to successfully complete your Pre-Course Workbook.

Participants are then required to attend the face-to-face component to complete the practical assessment.
Participants will require the following for the face-to-face component:
  • Photo Identification (i.e. Drivers Licence)
  • Your Unique Student Identifier (
  • Your manuals (if applicable)
  • Appropriate clothing

Course dates close one week before the commencement of the course so that participants have sufficient time to complete all pre-course learning activities. Pre-course learning activities need to be completed before the start of the face-to-face component. The pre-course work will develop your underpinning knowledge for the course to be undertaken

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26 August, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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CLARKE CREEK, QLD 4705 Australia