New LSV Swim Teacher Update Course

In response to industry concerns around Swim Teachers not holding the current Swim Teacher qualification, LSV have introduced the ‘LSV Swim Teacher Update course’ as a bridging course for existing Swim Teachers (those holding a license) to complete an upskill.

Attendance at the one-day course will refresh skills and knowledge, but predominantly focus on the completion of the assessment requirements, in order to enable issuance of the nationally recognised ‘SISSS00112 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher’ skill set.

Completion will ensure Swim Teacher hold the current and correct skill set necessary for the role, as recognised by the Australian Skills and Qualification Authority (ASQA) and also ensure compliance with the National Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO).

LSV have worked with swimming experts (including Olympic Champion Mack Horton) during the development of the course content, and key industry personnel in the design of the LSV Swim Teacher License.

“Points of difference with LSV’s move into delivering this exciting new course include a flexible approach to learning, an online portal to monitor PD activities and free CPR courses for LSV Licensed Swim Teachers” says Andy Dennis, General Manager: Public Training and Pool Safety.

On explaining LSV’s move into the Swim Teacher space, CEO Nigel Taylor says “Learning to swim is one of the key drowning prevention strategies consistently identified at a State, National and International level. We’re pleased to be able to support the Victorian Aquatic Industry by offering cost effective access to high quality Swim Teacher training, that will assist in addressing the increasing demand for Swim Teachers”.

The next stages of this exciting project will see:

  • The introduction of the blended version of the course, including new online learning resources
  • The introduction of new short courses covering toddler and disabled participants
  • A range of new partnerships and exciting professional development opportunities

Requirements for Victorian Swim Teachers –

View available LSV training courses –

For further information please contact the team on 03 9676 6950 or

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