The course provides candidates with the competencies to deliver safe and enjoyable aquatic programs to people with a disability.
• Pre requisite
Candidates are required to have :
1. AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation. 2. a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability.
The course consists of approximately 15 contact hours (theory and practical), plus supervised on the job teaching hours. Topics include :
1. Awareness and philosophy 2. Groupings 3. Principles of movement in water 4. Entries, supports and exits
To gain the accreditation, the following assessment components must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months of the course commencement date.
1. Practical assessment. 2. Theoretical assessment.
• Additional Requirements
1. Practical teaching hours including observation, supervised teaching and verification of teaching competency 2. Show evidence of holding a current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) award. For further information on CPR requirements 3. Teacher Declaration 4. Submit photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™
On successful completion of all course requirements candidates will receive the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics for People with a Disability™ accreditation. This is valid for 3 years at which point the AUSTSWIM Teacher™ must renew their accreditation.