Professional Development Points for Teacher Re-Accreditation

Swim Australia Teachers who wish to renew their teaching qualifications are required to accumulate and
provide evidence of having accumulated 15 Professional Development points during their 3-year
Accreditation cycle.

This is so we can determine that you have continued to develop and improve your teaching capabilities
through informal education and training opportunities and ensure that your knowledge and skills remain
relevant in our ever-evolving industry.

Professional Development points can be comprised of the following elective activities:
MEMBERSHIP
Maintain SCTA Membership for 3 consecutive years between Accreditation updates 15 points View Membership Information
COURSE REFRESHERS
Complete the theory-only modules of a relative Swim Australia Teacher course as a refresher 15 points Purchase theory-only
Swim Australia Teacher courses
Attend the practical workshop of a Swim Australia Teacher course as a refresher 10 points Find a Swim Australia Teacher workshop
ONLINE LEARNING
Complete ‘Play by The Rules’ online short course 2 points per course (Max 10 points) Register for online course
Complete a ‘Junior Coaching with Ian Pope’ e-module on Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and/or Freestyle 1 point per module (Max 4 points) Purchase Stroke Development modules
Complete the ‘Junior Coaching with Ian Pope’ series including: Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle 5 points Purchase Stroke Development Series
Complete the ‘Growing up in Lycra’ home-study course 5 points Purchase online Home-Study
Complete the ‘Making Champion Men’ home-study course 5 points Purchase online Home-Study
Purchase a discounted Gold Class Swimming / Swim Coach Advantage membership to access online modules 1 point per module (Max 10 points) Register for Swim Coach Advantage – Use code ‘ASCTA’ to activate discount
Complete a World Wide Swim School online module related to Swim Teaching 1 point per module (Max 10 points) Register for WWSS Modules
PD EVENTS
Attend an SCTA PD Webinar 1 point per webinar View event calendar
Participate in SCTA approved in-house Swim School professional development Points determined by SCTA PD Application Form
Attend an SCTA-approved State / National / International Swim Teachers Conference 5 points per day (Max 15 points) View event calendar
Attend a ‘SwimINFO’ conference session 5 points per day (Max 15 points) View event calendar
Attend a lecture or seminar (min. 2hrs duration) on a Swim Teaching topic at an SCTA-approved conference 2 points per session View event calendar