Courses and Accreditation

SV Coaches

Australian swimming coach’s gain their accreditation through a multi-level competency based training system that recognises acquired knowledge and practical experience. 


  • Upcoming Workshops
  • Workshop




    How to Enrol


    Development Workshop

    **more information coming soon

    Saturday 21st September 













  • SAT Competitive Swimming
  • Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming has the competence to teach junior Swimmers (i.e. Swimmers 12-years and younger) who are in the early stages of the competitive swimming development (advanced learn to swim, mini squads, junior squads and recreational swimming squads) and/or assist a suitably qualified and licenced Coach in the delivery of competitive swimming programs for age group (i.e. 13-18 years) and open swimmers (training squads).

  • Development Course
  • Coaches who have a focus on promoting participation in competitive swimming, developing a broader range of skills and techniques for Club swimmers, encouraging swimmers to compete at district level and above all, encourage participation, swimming for fun, play and skills and a safe swimming environment should consider undertaking this course.

    Course Requirements

    • Current Swim Australia™ Teacher of Competitive Swimming or Equivalent certificate
    • Completion of the Online course (6-8 hours)
    • Attendance at an 8 hour workshop (usually over 1 day)
    • Completion of the training record
    • Practical Competency Assessment

    For more information, please visit the Swimming Australia website, here

  • Advanced Course
  • This course will focus on benchmarking, education and continuous improvement, promoting participation in competitive swimming at Country, State and above-level competitions, striving for performance and enjoyment to compete, development of the Club information, education and resources and business development of membership and participation.

    For more information, please visit the Swimming Australia website, here.  

  • Performance Course
  • This course focus' on promoting participation in competitive swimming at Age and Open National level competitions, striving for performance, development of the Club, information, education and resources, development of swimmers for high performance achievements and National Team selection, benchmarking, education and continuous improvement.

    For more information, please visit the Swimming Australia website, here

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process whereby someone who thinks they already have sufficient theoretical and practical skills in all or part of a course, accreditation or competency can apply for recognition of this and gain "credits" towards completing a course, accreditation or proving competency.

    For further information, or to apply please visit the ASCTA website.


  • 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 4 years. Please make sure your details are up to date so you know when to renew.


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