Department of Education

Swimming and Water Safety

Swimming and Water Safety

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Swimming instructing

Screening requirements

All swimming instructors, including those appointed as relief instructors, are required to consent to a National Police History Check (NPHC) and must have a valid Department Screening Clearance Number (SCN).  It is important that all applicants are aware of the policy and their responsibility to have a valid SCN in place by the first day of the program.  Please read the screening section in the Swimming instructor applications page for details.  Further information on screening checks in general and the relevant forms are available by accessing the Department's screening webpages here.

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.

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

Application guidelines


Guidelines to apply for Interm swimming.

To apply for a position online click here.

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Page last updated 27 August 2015

Swimming instructing

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