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Did you know Swim Australia Teachers are required to accrue 15 Professional Development points in order to successfully renew their Teaching Accreditation every 3 years?

ASCTA and Swim Australia host a number of fantastic Professional Development events throughout the year which provide engaging and informative educational sessions and networking opportunities. Earn up to 5 points per day at any of the PD approved events below.

For more information on Teacher Re-accreditation requirements and how to accrue PD points, please click here 

ASCTA Convention 2020 

April 30 - May 3, 2020 | Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

Save the date to join us at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre as we bring our passionate community of swim coaches, swim teachers and swim school owners together for 4 dynamic days of professional development sessions, course workshops and networking opportunities.

ASCTACON20 will see the introduction of Early Bird, General Release and Final Release ticket prices - we will no longer run flash sales on tickets in the lead up to the Convention. The earlier you book, the more you save! 

Current 2019/20 ASCTA members will receive exclusive access to:

  • Unlimited Swim Australia Courses with the purchase of a 4-day pass*
  • The opportunity to win the Golden Ticket - valued at up to $1,085
  • Discounted Conference Passes - save up to $360
  • Discounted Qantas Flights
  • Discounted Mantra Accommodation
  • Destination Gold Coast Holiday Deals
  • Professional Development points for re-accreditation - up to 5 Points per day

Tickets go on sale in September 2019. Subscribe here and be among the first to access our Early Bird tickets when convention passes go on sale in September.


SwimINFO's are held all over Australia in the second half of the year and attract up to 5 PD Points per session.

These sessions generally run from 2pm - 6pm on a Saturday or Sunday and feature presenters with invaluable Learn to Swim, Coaching and general industry knowledge.

2019 will see us visit Cairns, Townsville, Wollongong, Newcastle, Canberra, Perth, Kalgoorlie, Hobart, Launceston and Adelaide.  Keep your eye on our Event Calendar for a session near you.

ASCTA State Conferences

ASCTA State Conferences provide professional development for all aspects of the coaching and teaching of swimming in most Capital cities across Australia.

Swimming coaches and teachers attending the conference will have access to a vast array of specialized topics and accreditation courses delivered by presenters that have experience on a national and international level. 

ASCTA International Conferences - Asia

ASCTA International Conferences provide Professional Development opportunities in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai throughout September and October and offer informative Teaching and Coaching Conference Streams, Course Accreditation Workshops and Networking Opportunities.

Conference Streams and Teaching and Coaching Accreditation courses and workshops include:

  • Learn to Swim
  • Teaching Babies & Toddlers
  • Teaching Juniors
  • Coaching Juniors
  • Swim Australia™ Teacher
  • Swim Australia™ Teacher of Baby and Toddlers
  • Swim Australia™ Teacher of Competitive Swimming
  • Development Coaching (previously Bronze Coaching)
  • Advanced Coaching (Stroke Theory, Technique & Biomechanics module)

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