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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 the 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 the 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 Graduate ASCTA Membership and Insurance for the length of accreditation (3 years), upon being accredited*

Units of Competency

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

SISSSWM001 Coach Swimmers up to a competitive level
SISSSC005 Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge

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 grow 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 maybe 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, 007, 009, 011, 012)
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Completion of the Safe Sport Framework


02 Jul 2022


9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Gate 2 B5, High St, Kensington NSW 2052
Mehdi Aardin


Mehdi Aardin

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