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Sat, 14 Sept


Forbes Olympic Pool

Swim Australia™ Teacher Foundation Coach

Swim Australia™ Teacher Foundation Coach
Swim Australia™ Teacher Foundation Coach

Time & Location

14 Sept 2024, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Forbes Olympic Pool, Lawler St, Forbes NSW 2871, Australia

About the event

The Swim Australia™ Foundation Coach (SAFC) (formerly known as Swim Australia Teacher of Competitive Swimming) 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 SAFC qualification for 6 months or longer are eligible to undertake the Swimming Australia  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 Graduate SWIM Membership and Insurance for the length of accreditation (3 years), upon being accredited*

Units of Competency

This course covers the following units within the SIS30521 – Certificate III in Sport Coaching :

SISSSWM001Coach Swimmers up to a competitive levelSISSSCO005Continuously improve coaching skills and knowledge

Enrolment Conditions
  • You must provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number at the time of enrolment. A USI is your individual education number and is required if you are undertaking nationally recognised training. To find or create your USI and further information please visit the website
  • A current Working with Children check
Course structure

After completion of all online Units of Competency you will be welcome to attend the Practical Face-to-face workshop of your course which focuses on transitioning you from theory to hands-on practical.

Once the Practical Workshop is complete you will be required to undertake On the Job training under the supervision and direction of a Lead  Coach/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.

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