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Swim Teacher Licencing

Renew or Apply for a Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher Licence

Apply for a New Swim Teacher Licence

To submit your licence application for a Royal Life Saving Swim Teacher qualification, follow these easy steps:

Apply for Licence

  1. Complete the Swim Teacher Training (face-to-face and on-the-job)

  2. The application is completed in its entirety and submitted in good condition

  3. Current (paid) Working with Children Check (WWCC)

  4. Ensure your Supervisor is an Approved RLS Workplace Supervisor

Renew your Swim Teacher Licence

If your Swim Teacher Licence is due to expire, you can renew with Royal Life Saving (for enquires about expiry dates please contact swimteacher@royalnsw.com.au for further clarification)

Renew Licence
  1. Complete the Renewal Application Form in its entirety

  2.  Provide your licence from previous RTO (front and back) if not a RLS Swim Teacher Licence holder.

  3.  Provide a current HLTAID009 ‐ Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) qualification

  4.  Evidence of Professional Development of (12 x PD opportunities over 3 years) and Practical Teaching Hours (40 hours over 3 years)

  5.  Current (paid) Working with Children Check (WWCC)


Professional Development Guidelines for Licence Renewal.

12 PD opportunities over 3 years including (but not limited to):

1 PD

  • Inhouse training

  • CPR

  • Online learning courses

  • Industry workshops

12 PD

  • One day industry related conference or seminar

  • One day aquatic training course


It is recommended from the GSPO to update the following qualification at least once every 3 years:


  • SISCAQU020 Perform Water Rescue


Please contact swimteacher@royalnsw.com.au for further clarification on a particular PD opportunity.

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