Swimming instructor resources
Information and guides to assist you in your role of swimming instructor or water safety officer.
Pool or calm water continuum
The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) personal survival (Stages 10 to 12) strand
The RLSS Rescue Awards (Stages 13 to 16) strand
Beach or surf centre continuum
The skill progression in the ‘surf’ differs slightly to ‘calm water’ because of the variable conditions children and instructors encounter in this environment.
Higher stages at beach or surf centres include advanced surf awareness and are similar to that offered at surf clubs. Specific information regarding the higher awards can be gained by contacting VacSwim.
Swimming instructor handbooks
Swimming instructors and water safety officers are paid as casual employees and receive a competitive salary.
Become a swimming instructor or water safety officer
Swimming instructors and water safety officers must have certain qualifications and clearances to get a job with us.