Swim Australia™ Teacher of Babies & Toddlers (SAT B&T)

The Swim Australia™ Teacher of Babies & Toddlers (SAT B&T) has the competence and knowledge to teach water familiarisation and basic swimming and water safety to Caregivers and their dependent learners from ages 6 months to 4 years.

This course delivers the skills, knowledge and assessment to gain the competencies required to deliver GST free, water-related personal safety and survival lessons as determined by the federal government.

All enrolled Swim Australia course students are covered by SCTI Insurance for the duration of their course and will receive complimentary ASCTA Membership upon being accredited*

Units of Competency

This course covers the following units within the Certificate III of Aquatics and Recreation:

  • SISCAQU011       Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment

Course structure

After completion of all online Units of Competency you will be provided with a Theory Acknowledgement.  You will then be welcome to attend the Practical Induction workshop of your course which focuses on transitioning you from theory to hands on practical.

Once the Practical Induction is complete you will be required to undertake On the Job training under the supervision and direction of a Lead Teacher of your sourcing. As your confidence and ability grows you will progressively become more involved in the lesson delivery and a Competency Assessment will then determine that you are at the required standard to work independently.

Students have up to 12 months to complete this course but may be accredited sooner should they have completed and submitted all course requirements.

  • Online Theory component – approx. 30 hrs
  • Face to Face Practical workshop – 6 hrs
  • On the job training – approx. 20 to 30 hrs
  • Competency Assessment – 1.5 hrs

Course content

  • Introduction to the Program
  • The Aquatic Industry
  • Philosophy
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • A Positive Environment for Teaching Babies and Toddlers
  • Aquatic Skill Development
  • Program Planning and Delivery
  • Transitioning to the Preschool Program
  • Environmental Effects and Considerations

Accreditation Requirements

  • Completion of:
  • Online Theory Modules
  • Practical Workshop Induction
  • On the Job Training
  • Competency Assessment
  • Accumulative Training Record
  • Accredited and Valid CPR qualification (HLTAID001, 002, 003, 004 or 007)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)

You may enroll in a Swim Australia™ Teacher course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the accreditation until you are 17 years of age. 

Certification | Accreditation

Students who have successfully completed this course will receive an electronic Swim Australia Teacher certificate along with a Statement of Attainment listing the above competencies. 

All Swim Australia Teacher qualifications are valid for 3 years from the date of accreditation. 

In addition, newly accredited teachers will receive complementary General ASCTA Membership for the current financial year.

How to Enrol into a Course:

Visit our Course Calendar to find an available course workshop in your area. Click on the appropriate course to view the course details and to register.  Once payment has been made, you will receive further details on how to access the online theory modules of your course through the dita e-learning platform and confirmation of your booking into the practical induction workshop.

*Complimentary General ASCTA membership will be awarded for the current financial year. Courses are to be completed within 12 months. Insurance coverage is applied for 12 months from the date of course enrolment.


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