We are pleased to advise that the new online ordering system for the Victorian Water Safety Certificate (VWSC) is now available for use. Please visit http://vwsc.lsv.com.au/ to order certificates. To watch a preview of the system, please click HERE.
More information including a Sample Certificate, Teacher Guide and the Water Safety Q&A can be found at www.lsv.com.au/vwsc.
Key changes include:
- Reduction in time to receive certificates – A link to download certificates will be emailed in real time.
- Requirement for Schools / Swim Schools to upload student and swim school and school information – Certificates should be ordered only once a student achieves the competencies.
- Reduction in time to fill out the certificates – Electronic certificates will be auto-populated with the student and swim school or school information provided.
Rationale for change:
- Demand – There has been a significant increase in orders following inclusion in the Victorian Curriculum;
- Time – It is essential to reduce the time associated with processing orders and completing certificate details; and
- Monitoring & Evaluation – It is vital to improve data collection, to better report to government and continue vital research and advocacy work.
Background – What is the Victorian Water Safety Certificate?
- The Victorian Water Safety Certificate is a Victorian Government initiative, which describes specific competencies that should be achieved by the end of primary school (HERE).
- The Certificate describes specific competencies that focus on water safety knowledge, rescue skills, a survival sequence and the ability to swim a continuous distance of 50 meters.
- The Certificate is designed to complement existing swimming & water safety programs delivered by schools and learn-to-swim providers. A Teacher Guide is provided to support the assessment of the Certificate competencies.
- Once a student has achieved the competencies, schools and learn-to-swim providers can order the certificates from Life Saving Victoria (LSV).
- More information including a sample certificate, teacher guide and order form can be found HERE.
Do you need further information? Visit our website and learn more about our water safety certificates.