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Royal Life Saving partners with Invictus Australia to fill employment gaps in the aquatic industry

Royal Life Saving NSW, Invictus Australia and the New South Wales Government have joined forces to launch a new Aquatic and Recreation Employment Pathway to support veterans and their families.

With the aquatic industry experiencing significant workforce shortages, this program will help to fill employment and skill gaps.

This new initiative provides fully subsidised training for veterans and their partners in critically important roles such as Swim Teachers, Pool Lifeguards and Aquatic Technical Operators.

With around 1,200 ADF personnel leaving the service to settle into civilian life in NSW each year, this program is an opportunity for our industry to support our veterans into permanent and sustainable employment.

By providing “fast-tracked” training and education, veterans and their partners will be employable immediately ready to fill workforce gaps across our industry.

The program will be piloted in the Hunter and Illawarra regions but opportunities also exist across NSW. If you’re based in the Hunter and Illawarra regions and are keen to get involved, reach out to our local teams:

Hunter Region

hunter@royalnsw.com.au or on (02) 4929 5600

Illawarra Region

illawarra@royalnsw.com.au or on (02) 4225 0108

Know a veteran eager to get involved in the aquatic industry? Contact Smart and Skilled Coordinator Patrick O’Connor | patrickoconnor@royalnsw.com.au to find out more about our fully subsidised training programs.


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