Swimming and Water Safety Program Requalification Workshop

Learning Focus
Swimming Program
Start Date
11 Feb, 2022
Enrol by
7 Feb, 2022

IMPORTANT CHANGES – Due to the current situation with COVID in Tasmania, including DoE travel restrictions, we need to make some changes to the planned professional learning days over January and February. This means that, we are now changing our workshop to a dual format mode of delivery. All enrolled participants will receive more information shortly, from the Professional Learning Institute Enrolment system.

Program Description

This program is compulsory for Health & Physical Education Teachers who are Teachers in Charge (TIC) for their school Swimming & Water Safety Program and are required to requalify each year. It is compulsory for all AUSTSWIM Teachers who teach on the program and are employed and paid by the Department of Education.

Participants will receive a link to join this course via email. Online modules will cover the following content:
• Welcome to SWSP 2022
• COVID Protocols
• Progressing from recognised to efficient technique
• Boat Safety Stage 1 and Stage 2
• Administration Expectations
• SWSP Handbook
• Class Teacher Resources

Please follow the instructions provided by the attached guideline for the Swim Teacher Rescue Award/Bronze Medallion Award Online Course. This is a new initiative for 2022 and will replace the Swim Teacher Workbook that has been necessary in past years. On the completion of this online course, you will be provided with a completion certificate that is to be forwarded to brontebaines@royaltas.com.au by Tuesday 1st February 2022.

All AUSTSWIM and HPE teachers must complete the Swim Teacher Rescue Award/Bronze Medallion Award Online Course prior to attending the workshop. Royal Life will again be offering the opportunity for participants to complete their Bronze Medallion qualification. Please select the relevant course number for the course and region you wish to enrol in.

In 2019 all schools with a Year 3-5 cohort received a copy of The Swimming and Lifesaving Manual that supports the qualifications. If you are unable to locate your schools copy please contact your regional coordinator for loan of a manual.

Education Department Instructions SWSP 2022

Non-DoE Enrolments (AUSTSWIM Teachers)– Please complete the attached External – Enrolment – Form and email the form to PLI@Education.tas.gov.au

Program Outcomes

Participants are aware of updates to the Swimming & Water Safety Program and have successfully completed the practical and theory components required to teach Department of Education Swimming & Water Safety programs.

Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
Location, Date & Time

Online: Canvas

Participants will be able to access important theoretical documents and information through the Swimming and Water Safety Program Canvas page. Participants will receive a link to join this course via email.

Face to Face: (2 hours)

In order for participants to be able to complete the practical components of the Perform Basic Water Rescue and Perform CPR qualifications, participants will be given a timeslot that they will need to be at their regions identified pool to perform these practical elements. Regional Co-ordinators will communicate with participants to let them know their timeslot.

South – Clarence Aquatic Centre, Montagu Bay

Wednesday 9 February 2022

  • 9.00am – 11.00am Group 1
  • 11.30am – 1:30pm Group 2


North – Launceston Aquatic Centre, Launceston

Thursday 10 February 2022

  • 8.30am – 10.30am Group 1
  • 11.00am – 1.00pm Group 2


North – West – East Ulverstone Pool, Ulverstone

Friday 11 February 2022

  • 8.30am – 10.30am  Group 1
  • 11.00am – 1.00pm – Group 2