Swimming Victoria is a registered Swimming Australia coaching course provider and an AUSTSWIM accredited teaching course provider. Candidates can gain their qualifications through a Swimming Victoria Course and can create a rewarding and dynamic career path in teaching or coaching swimming.
Swimming Victoria delivers education courses and professional development to the swimming community within a structured Coach Accreditation Pathway. Courses are listed below:
Professional Development for teachers and coaches through the GO Club Development Program
Coaching and teaching information and forms
Swimming Victoria is responsible for the delivery of accredited swimming coaching courses throughout Victoria. Bronze Accreditation Courses are run approximately 3 times a year, while the Silver Accreditation Course is run every second year. For more information on National Coach Accreditation click here to visit Swimming Australia's website. For a list of course dates and enrolment forms visit the Swimming Victoria home page, see the Sport Development Calendar and select the course you are interested in!
Working With Children Check
All Coaches must have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) to gain their accreditation.
The WWCC creates a mandatory minimum checking standard across Victoria. The WWCC helps to keep children safe by preventing those who pose a risk to the safety of children from working with them, in either paid or volunteer work.
Your WWCC will expire every 5 years. Please make sure your details are up to date so you know when to renew by visiting https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu
The Women in Swimming Rural Coaching Scholarship (WSRCS) is a partnership between Swimming Australia Ltd (SAL) and the Australian Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA) aimed at providing quality opportunities to women and increasing the number of female coaches in Australia.
WSRCS will target individuals who might not otherwise be able to access high quality coaching education from rural or remote communities. WSRCS will provide candidates with:
In a broader sense the scholarship will benefit swimming communities by providing coaches who are suitably qualified to service swimming members.
Swimming Victoria delivers the AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety course for candidates wishing to teach swimming. The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Certificate course is delivered by attendance at lectures and participation in practical activity sessions over two days. The presentation of the course is complimented by use of a reference book and CD ROM. The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety certificate is a prerequisite for enrolment in Infant, Adult, Competitive Strokes and SWD extension courses.
To gain the AUSTSWIM accreditation, the following assessment components must be satisfactorily completed within 12 months of the course commencement date.
1. On-line theory assessment (completed after attending a course).
2. Continuous Aquatic Sequence.
3. Practical demonstration of teaching skills, including the preparation of lesson plans.
4. Demonstrate competence in water safety techniques
Swimming Victoria also delivers the AUSTSWIM Teacher Towards Competitive Strokes Course which aims to provide candidates with the competencies to bridge the gap between the teaching and coaching of swimming. This course is part of the Coach Accreditation Pathway. Candidates must have their AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming & Water Safety before sitting this course.
The course duration is 1 full day with both a theory and practical component, plus 10 hours of practical observation hours.
Schools and School Teachers: click here.
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