Become an Instructor

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Are you interested in becoming a trainer of First Aid? Or a Swim Instructor to teach children and adults how to swim and survive in the water? Royal Life Saving WA has a range of training courses that will provide you with the skills, knowledge and qualifications to plan, deliver and assess vocational and non-vocational training courses.

To enrol into a training course please select your preferred training option from the list below:


AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™

There are no prerequisites for this course. The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become a qualified swimming instructor. Learn how to conduct swimming lessons in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

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Swim Instructor Snapshot 

Kenya Rowe is a Swim Instructor who was trained by Royal Life Saving WA and works at one of our Endorsed Swim Schools, Bold Park Aquatic Centre.

Kenya loves her job and enjoys making a real difference in children's lives. Watch her story!


Aquatic Trainer

This course will provide participants with an understanding of the examination and assessment criteria for Lifesaving and Resuscitation awards. The prerequisites for this training course are:
  • Current Resuscitation qualification (eg. Resuscitation certificate or oxygen resuscitation certificate);
  • Current Aquatic Rescue qualification (eg. Bronze Medallion, Swimming teacher rescue award, School teacher aquatic rescue training); and
  • Current Working With Children Check.

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First Aid Trainer

This course will enable participants to examine and assess students for Lifesaving and Resuscitation awards. The prerequisites for this training course are:
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110);
  • Current Advanced First Aid Certificate; and
  • Current Working with Children Check.

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Resuscitation Trainer

This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to deliver and assess the Royal Life Saving WA resuscitation courses. The prerequisites for this training course are: 
  • Current Resuscitation / CPR qualification (gained within the last 12 months), 
  • Current Working With Children Check. 

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Pool Lifeguard/Pool Operations Trainer

Teach others what you know and train the next generation of pool lifeguards and technical operators. To become a pool lifeguard or pool operations trainer, you need: 
  • At least 3-5 years' experience as a pool lifeguard, preferably as a manager/supervisor at an aquatic facility
  • LIWA Aquatics accreditation
  • Currently working in the industry
  • You'll also need a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) or at least be currently working towards one

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If you’re searching for a job in the WA aquatic recreation industry, the Royal Life Saving Job Board can help you find a position.

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First Aid Training

Learn first aid from a basic 1 day course to Advance First Aid and Resuscitation Techniques.

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Get your Bronze

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Bronze Medallion courses are regularly conducted throughout the year. Find a course near you.

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Pool Lifeguard

Learn how to become a Pool Lifeguard. You can start a career or a summer job.

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Sandra's Story

Community Trainer and Aquatics Supervisor Sandra Murphy has a passion to ensure all children learn to Swim and Survive