KICK-START YOUR CAREER BY PARTICIPATING IN ONE OF
SA'S LARGEST COMMUNITY EVENTS!
The annual VACSWIM program is a South Australian Government funded
water safety program. Each year it engages up to 12,000 primary
school aged children at more than 125 sites across the state.
VACSWIM's aim is to reduce the incidence of drowning and water
related accidents amongst the younger generations.
2019 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 pools.
2019 VACSWIM providers will start appointing
eligible instructors in September 2018, continuing this
process until all positions/sites have been filled and all staff
who worked in the 2018 program are encouraged to re-apply by
contacting the program providers specific to their site.
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.