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Course Information

AUSTSWIM Award Scheme


Professional Development

AUSTSWIM teachers are required to undertake professional development to maintain registration. Attending workshops and conferences is also a great way to update and learn new skills.



Fun & challenge assists in adherence to exercise, a benefit for many students. The aim is to provide a variety of practical skills that can be developed into the learn to swim class. These skills should not compromise the performance of strokes but assist in developing strength in the student's core. 

Balance and balls is a fun class, developed as an activity to incorporate fun with a purpose. The class aims to improve strength and cardiovascular fitness combined with the challenges that are part of working in the aquatic medium. 

AUSTSWIM instructors have the opportunity to gain re-accreditation hours using a 'take-home package'. The instructor completes activities incorporating activities using balls and sends the activities in for assessment, is anticipated a nominal 5 hours for this professional development. 

This is a fabulous way to gain valuable & relative home study to gain reaccreditation hours. Contact Marcelle for more information. 

Phone 07 3390 3733 or mobile 0417 708 721 or email:

First Aid

  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

  • HLTAID001 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Compliant with Workplace Health and Safety requirements the Inscope RTO course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to administer first aid to a victim of illness or injury until the arrival of professional medical help. Any one of us – parent, work colleague or passerby – irrespective of job or background, may have to give first aid at some time in our lives. That’s why “Everyone can be a lifesaver”. We should all be prepared.


This course will provide you with the ability to recognise basic signs and symptoms of various illnesses and injury and subsequent provision of appropriate treatment or assistance.

A First Aid training Course and Statement of Attainment (HLTAID003 Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) from Inscope is recognised as a pre-requisite for employment and considered a mandatory requirement by the Aquatic and Recreation Industry and workplaces.

Delivery Mode options

Delivery modes vary depending on your selected course and may include:

  1. Face-to-Face – Classroom based includes theory, practical instruction and assessment

  2. Flexible delivery – Self-paced pre-learning and classroom based delivery.

  3. Online - Self-paced E-learning before attending a face-to-face practical assessment. (Online Learning is not available in all States and Territories. Please check with your local office before enrolment)

Education And Care First Aid

HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting.

This course is ideal for those who work in the education and child care industry, as well as parents and carers of young children. The Education and Care First Aid course is nationally recognised WorkCover approved training, and has been endorsed by ACECQA as satisfying all education requirements for first aid, anaphylaxis management and emergency asthma training.


  • Legal Issues and Infection control

  • DRSABCD action plan

  • The principles of first aid and its applications

  • Recognition and management of emergency situations

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation

  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns

  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold

  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy

  • Management of common medical emergencies

  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

  • Anaphylaxis and Asthma


This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

*Please note, it is a requirement of this course that practical demonstration of CPR must be performed on the floor.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a nationally recognised WorkCover approved statement of attainment for the following unit of competence:

  • HLTAID004 - Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting

*Note: This unit of competence incorporates the content of HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid and HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)


Three (3) years from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that the CPR component of this course be updated every 12 months

NOTE: SLSNSW is not a registered CRICOS provider (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students) and as such it is a breach of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act) for SLSNSW to deliver courses to an overseas student on a student visa (temporary graduate visa subclass 500 and 485).

Pool Lifeguard

The Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard Certificate is recognised throughout Australia and in many countries around the world. The certificate is an entry-level professional qualification that can lead to an exciting career in the aquatic and recreation industry.

The course offers expert professional training, and leads to a nationally accredited skill set - ‘SISSS00111 Pool Lifeguard Skill Set’.  Along with covering the skills and knowledge of first aid, resuscitation, swimming and water safety you will also learn about rescue and emergency response techniques, aquatic supervision, risk management, public relations, effective communication, conflict management and basic technical pool operations. These are valuable skills in any work context and lifeguarding is a dynamic, in-demand profession that can open up work opportunities in a wide variety of national and international locations. There are also opportunities for career advancement such as Supervisor, Duty Manager, Facility Manager, Swim Teacher and
Both lifeguards and employers must recognise the need for and encourage regular ongoing lifeguard training and professional development opportunities.


Physical and mental preparation is equally important. Lifeguards should be able to demonstrate at any time that their ability has remained at an appropriate standard and that they have stayed abreast of any changes in policy or procedure.


There is no prior learning required for the full Pool Lifeguard Skill Set.  However, some Royal Life Saving State and Territory Member Organisations may not offer the full Skill Set in one course and will require you to complete some units as part of another short course.

Update courses require a current Royal Life Saving Pool Lifeguard certificate, i.e. completed in the last 12 months.

Those students that already have a current Royal Life Saving Bronze Medallion and/or current First Aid certificate will be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Please note:

  • It is recommended that candidates are 16 in the calendar year they attempt the course.

  • A medium to high level of aquatic fitness is required for some practical components of the course.

  • Candidates must also be able to perform CPR on a resuscitation manikin placed on the floor.

Please contact your local Royal Life Saving STMO for information on how they deliver the PLG Skill Set, minimum age requirements and how RPL impacts course length and fees.



The following areas are assessed:


Lifeguarding and the law; accident prevention; risk management; aquatic supervision; first aid principles; rescue response; rescue skills; rescue procedures; administration and management; public relations and education; pool operations; and venue considerations.


Communication/interpersonal skills to promote compliance with safety rules and regulations and respond to an aquatic emergency; Application of supervision techniques in an aquatic environment to determine the appropriate course of action to minimise risks to clients and when required respond to an aquatic emergency; Ability to organise and delegate tasks to implement an aquatic emergency response plan as part of a team; Assessment and treatment of casualties according to approved first aid techniques and standards including the use of oxygen and defibrillation equipment.



Participants will require a medium to high level of aquatic fitness in order to successfully complete the following practical components:

  • Deep Water Retrieval Test – ability to retrieve an object from the deepest water within the aquatic environment

  • Lift Test – ability to lift a swimmer out of the water (using appropriate manual handing procedures)

  • Rescue Test – 25 metre swim / 25 metre non-contact tow in less than 1 minute and 45 seconds

  • Fitness Test – 200 metre swim in less than 6 minutes (using any stroke)

  • Spinal Injury Management

  • Rescue Response Initiatives



Successful candidates will receive a:

  • Royal Life Saving Society – Australia Pool Lifeguard Certificate (valid for 12 months)

  • Royal Life Saving Society – Australia Pool Lifeguard Licence in NSW and ACT only – (after completion of an "On-the-Job" Assessment)

Statement of Attainment for Units of Competency from the SIS10 National Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Package:

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid*

  • PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

  • PUAEME003C Administer oxygen in an emergency situation

  • SISCAQU002 Perform basic water rescues

  • SISCAQU006 Supervise clients in aquatic locations

  • SISCAQU007 Perform advanced water rescues


Resuscitation Course (CPR)


Perform CPR award is valid for one year and is recognised in over 40 countries. This course includes up-to-date methods of performing CPR. Techniques for adults, children, and infants are included. 

Pre-requisite: Nil


Course duration: 2 hours


Advanced Resuscitation Course

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation

The Provide Advanced Resuscitation unit teaches the skills and knowledge required to use specialised oxygen equipment and airway management devices in the provision of resuscitation in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) guidelines.

Course Duration: 7 hours

Delivery Mode: Face to Face 

Pre-requisites: Nil


Low Voltage Rescue (LVR)


This course is designed for participants requiring qualifications as Safety Observers for live low voltage switchboard work to comply with: Australian Standards AS/NZS 4836:200 and Electrical Safety Regulation:2002 in regards to Safety Observers. The objective of this training program is to provide guidelines for a worker to perform the safe rescue of a victim who has received an electric shock or personal injuries while working on low voltage conductors or equipment. All students will be required to show a working knowledge of low voltage electrical rescue techniques along with CPR and relevant first aid. 

This qualification is required to be renewed every 6 months


There are no prerequisites to attend the course.



On successful completion of this course participants will receive a statement of attainment for the following units :

  • HLTCPR201A Perform CPR

Course content

Topics covered include:

  • State Legislation

  • Identifying Hazards

  • Conducting Risk Assessment

  • Isolation Techniques

  • LVR Rescue Kit

  • Resuscitation

  • Rescue Techniques

  • First Aid Procedures