Teacher of Aquatics for People with a Disability

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.

• Content

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

• Assessment

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.