Course Details – Royal Life Saving Training

20) Swim Teacher Course (Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety)

2021P SWIM

The Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher Course provides the minimum requirements for those persons wishing to become a learn to swim instructor (for ages 4 ). After completion of the course and your industry onboarding you will have the opportunity to apply for a RLSSQ Swim Teacher Licence as outlined in the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO). The Swim Teacher Licensee Handbook will be provided to candidates during the face to face component of the course and outlines the process to obtain a license. The information provided here will assist you in deciding if the course selected is the right course for you.

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.
Pre-requisite: There are no pre-requisites for this course
Upon successful course completion, participants will be issued a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment with the following units of competency:
  • HLTAID009              Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation              
  • SISCAQU002           Perform basic water rescues                    
  • SISCAQU008           Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills    
  • SISCAQU009           Instruct water safety and survival skills              
  • SISCAQU010           Instruct swimming stroke
Level of English: A reasonable level of English is required to be able to complete this course successfully
Note: Royal Life Saving is not a CRICOS provider; we are unable to provide national recognised training to overseas students holding a student visa.


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.

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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 (
  • Appropriate clothing (clothes for classroom activities and bathers & towel for water work)
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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