KICK-START YOUR CAREER BY PARTICIPATING IN ONE OF
SA'S LARGEST COMMUNITY EVENTS!
The annual SA Water VACSWIM program is a South Australian
Government funded water safety program. Each year it engages up to
14,000 primary school aged children at more than 125 sites across
the state. SA Water VACSWIM's aim is to reduce the incidence of
drowning and water related accidents amongst the younger
2018 SA Water VACSWIM will be delivered by three main water
safety bodies. The Royal Life Saving Society will manage and
deliver the majority of pool-based programs. Surf Life Saving SA
will manage and deliver all programs at the beach or open water.
YMCA of SA will manage and deliver all programs at YMCA of SA
2018 SA Water VACSWIM providers will start
appointing eligible instructors in September 2017,
continuing this process until all positions/sites have been filled
and all staff who worked in the 2017 program are encouraged to
re-apply by contacting the program providers specific to their
Royal Life Saving South Australia: (08) 8210
4500 or click here
Surf Life Saving South Australia: (08) 8354
6996 or click here
YMCA: (08) 08 8252 4163 or click here
Each provider of VACSWIM must also comply with the AUSTSWIM
Swimming and Water Safety Program Guidelines, unless they have been
granted an exemption. It has been determined that in
accordance with AUSTSWIM guidelines all teachers engaged for
instruction for VACSWIM must hold a current AUSTSWIM Teacher
of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate.
AUSTSWIM is Australia's national organisation for the teaching
of swimming and water safety. The AUSTSWIM accreditation licence is
the industry standard for swimming and water safety teachers and is
delivered and recognised in each state and territory of Australia
and many countries overseas.
Candidates may enrol as young as 16 years of age, with licence
being issued at 17 years of age. Secondary school students gain ten
Stage 2 SACE points on completion of the qualification. The
AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety accredited training
also appears on the recognised VET training list.
The current AUSTSWIM training course runs for 2 days costing
This price includes a 3 year Licence to teach (subject to
completion of all requirements) resources valued at $95.00+ and
also includes 3 years of insurance cover.
AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers™ who reside in Australia are covered
for $20 million Public Liability, $20 million Product Liability and
$10 million Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Holding an AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence will not just allow you to
work for VACSWIM, it is also the standard required to work for
DECD, as well most other swim schools and water safety programs in
South Australia and nationally.
Having your AUSTSWIM accreditation and insurance will also allow
you to work independently if you wish.
Click here for the AUSTSWIM 2017/18 Course Calendar. Please note
that bridging courses will be required if your site has changed
Find out more about AUSTSWIM SA.