AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics™ (INF)
The course provides the candidate with the competence required to deliver safe and enjoyable aquatic activity programs for children between the age of six months to four years of age.
INF Course Requirements
Candidates in Australia
Australian or NZ Citizen or hold an appropriate VISA allowing you to undertaking education. (AUSTSWIM is not a CRICOS provider and cannot enrol students on international student visa)
Must provide their valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) number at the time of enrolment in order that AUSTSWIM can verify this. A USI is a reference number required by the Commonwealth statutory office (Student Identifiers Act 2014) and is obtained from the USI Registrar.
For more information and to create a USI visit
Candidates in Australia and New Zealand
Must provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC). Although this is not expressly required before enrolling, it MUST be provided prior to commencing industry training (follow the link to find individual requirements for your State/Territory/Country ) Click here
You may enrol in an AUSTSWIM course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the AUSTSWIM accreditation until they are 17 years of age.
have an AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Licence.
You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the required aquatic skills.
You are required to have access to a computer and the internet to access the online modules outside of face to face training.
This interactive course is delivered in a blended format.
It requires attendance at a face to face training session over a full days It also requires the completion of an online interactive component. Candidates are also required to complete supervised industry training in a swim teaching environment with a range of teaching conditions.
The course consists of theory and practical components:
1. Theory component - topics may be offered through classroom attendance or selected topics via
AUSTSWIM’s e-learning centre.
2. Practical component - involves swimming activities that may be carried out in shallow or deep water.
The course consists of approximately 8 – 14 contact hours (theory and practical), plus supervised on the job teaching hours. Topics include:
1. Philosophy of infant and preschool aquatics
2. Early childhood development
3. Teacher, parent and child relationships
4. Health, hygiene and water safety
5. Water familiarisation
6. Aquatic skill development
7. Plan, deliver and review a lesson
Assessment relates to both the Vocational Education Training requirements and AUSTSWIM requirements.
Your competency of skill, knowledge and understanding in delivery of swimming and water safety will be assessed using the 7 subject areas of the course.
Assessment is conducted during the face to face sessions, via online modules and during the industry training component via written or verbal responses, practical demonstrations and observations.
To get your AUSTSWIM accreditation, the following additional requirements need to be submitted;
On successful completion of all course requirements candidates will receive the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics™ accreditation and as a result be issued the AUSTSWIM Teacher Of Infant and Preschool Aquatics Licence.
Note: when you complete an AUSTSWIM extension course your AUSTSWIM licence will automatically be renewed for a further 3 years from the date when the extension licence is issued. If you complete your AUSTSWIM course after the initial 12 months (or your AUSTSWIM Licence has previously expired) your licence may be subject to backdating.
Complete the Teacher Declaration by agreeing to abide by the AUSTSWIM Code of Conduct.
Complete a brief online course evaluation
Provide evidence of holding a current cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) statement of attainment. For further information on CPR requirements please click here.
Submit an endorsed photo for AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence.
Practical teaching hours including observation, supervised teaching and assessment of teaching competency.
Vocational Education Training:
The Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics course contains one unit of competency which is nationally recognised from the 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:
SISCAQU011 Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment