Swim Australia™ Teacher of Competitive Swimming (SAT CS)

SAT CS

The Swim Australia™ Teacher of Competitive Swimming (SAT CS) will be competent to deliver basic swimming squad sessions that develop the swimming technique of novice Swimmers – this is generally defined as Swimmers who are recent “Learn to Swim” Graduates and are in the likes of a “mini squad” (usually around 10-years and under) and still acquiring the skills needed to transition into competition.

This Course is endorsed by the peak sporting body in Australia for swimming – Swimming Australia - as the entry level course for the swimming coaching accreditation pathway. 

Teachers who have held the SAT CS qualification for 6 months or longer are eligible to undertake the Development Coach (previously Bronze) course.  Holding current Swimming Australia coach accreditation is the minimum requirement for coaching competitive squads within swimming clubs or other facilities and to be able to coach on pool deck at swim meets.

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:

SISSSWM301A

Teach the competitive strokes of swimming

SISSSCO101

Develop and update knowledge of coaching practices

SISXRSK301A

Undertake risk analysis of activities

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 – 7 hrs
  • On the job training – approx. 20 to 30 hrs
  • Competency Assessment – 1.5 hrs

Course content

  • Teacher of Competitive Swimming
  • Being an Effective Teacher of Competitive Strokes
  • Swimming Squad and Group Management Skills
  • Biomechanics
  • Competitive Strokes
  • Session Delivery

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 4 years from the date of accreditation. 

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

*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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