Department of Education

Swimming and Water Safety

Swimming and Water Safety

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Swimming instructing

How to train and apply for a swimming instructor position

The Department of Education is the State's largest employer of swimming instructors, employing more than 2000 qualified swimming instructors in VacSwim and the Interm Swimming programs.  The Department’s required qualification is the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate and a current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.

Swimming instructors employed by the Department must hold a valid National Police History Check (NPHC) issued by the Department, and a current Working With Children Card issued by the Department for Child Protection.

Applications to teach in the Interm swimming and VacSwim programs are available online.  Go to the application pages for further information.

The Department of Education invites AUSTSWIM candidates to complete the practical component of the course in Department Programs.  See the attached flyer for details.

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