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Swim Teacher - All Abilities

Swim Teacher - All Abilities

This course must be completed no later than 01/12/2023 as Royal Life Saving NSW will be delivering the new requirements for Swim Teacher Qualifications and will no longer be able to issue these units.


Royal Life Saving All Abilities is a nationally recognised course for swim teachers looking to gain specialist knowledge in teaching people living with a disability. Accreditation is valid for three years.

The All Abilities course will deliver the skills and knowledge required to effectively and safely, teach swimming and water safety skills to people with a disability. It will provide information on people living with a disability, their experiences and needs, and how you can best support them in aquatic activities.

Please note: Royal Life Saving Society NSW is not a CRICOS provider; it is unable to provide national training to overseas students holding a student visa.

Delivery Mode

Candidates are required to complete a series of online learning modules and have access to a computer and the internet to access these online modules.

In addition to the successful completion of the online component of the course, candidates are required to complete on-the-job teaching hours in a range of teaching abilities to obtain a Swim Teacher – All Abilities Licence.

This on-the-job assessment ensures the swim teacher can apply the skills learnt in the training course at their place of employment. The on-the-job component needs to be signed off by a workplace supervisor.

The amount of training is approximately 20 hours, comprising of:

·        Online learning and assessment: 8 hours

·        On-the-job teaching and assessment: 12 hours


Age Requirement

Participants wishing to complete this training are to be 16 years of age or turning 16 in the calendar within which the course is to be held to participate in this course.



The Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher – All Abilities course contains a unit of competency which is nationally recognised from the SIS Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training package. Upon successful completion of all assessment requirements, candidates will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the following unit:

·        SISCAQU012 - Assist participants with a disability during aquatic activities

How to Enrol

To locate and book into an assessment date, click the link below:

NSW Training Calendar

ACT Training Calendar

TAS Training Calendar


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