How do I become a swimming instructor?


Do you want to become a swimming instructor at Aquastar SwimSchool? Swimming instructors help people of all backgrounds and ages in their journey to learn to swim and learn survival and rescue skills. Becoming an accredited swimming instructor is incredibly rewarding and is a great way to take part in your community and help enrich the lives of people! If you’re interested in becoming a swimming instructor, keep reading!


Enrol in an Austswim Training Course

AUSTSWIM is the national organisation for teaching swimming and water safety in Australia. Their
licenses and training programs are the industry standard for all instructors in Australia. To become a AUSTSWIM swimming teacher you must complete their Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accreditation. Alongside this course, you should have an up to date first aid and CPR certificate. The great thing about becoming an instructor is that there are training courses happening regularly, all across Australia! 


Get your practice hours up!

After you have completed your swimming and water safety course and your CPR training is up to date, you have to complete 20 practical teaching hours including observation and supervision. These hours are where you can show off all that great knowledge you’ve developed throughout the course and strengthen your skills. 


Apply for a job

After completing your course, ensuring you have a current CPR training certificate and you’ve completed your practical hours, you are ready to start applying for swimming instructor positions! 

For more information on eligibility and other requirements to become a certified instructor or to find the next course being run near you, check out AUSTSWIM’s website. If you enjoy teaching children the importance of water safety and the vital skill of swimming, then becoming a swimming instructor is the perfect job for you!

Contact us on (03) 8551 8077 if you’re ready to become a part of an award winning swim school.

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