The Swim Australia™ Teacher of Babies & Toddlers (SAT B&T) has the competence and knowledge to teach water familiarisation and basic swimming and water safety to Caregivers and their dependent learners from ages 6 months to 4 years.

This course delivers the skills, knowledge, and assessment to gain the competencies required to deliver GST free, water-related personal safety and survival lessons as determined by the federal government.

All enrolled Swim Australia course students are covered by SCTI Insurance for the duration of their course and will receive complimentary SCTA Graduate Membership and complimentary $0 Excess Teacher Insurance upon being accredited*

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Units of Competency

This course covers the following units within the Certificate III of Aquatics and Recreation:

  • SISCAQU011       Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment


  • You must provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number at the time of enrolment. A USI is your individual education number and is required if you are undertaking nationally recognised training. To find or create your USI and further information please visit the website
  • A current Working with Children Check

Course structure

After completion of all online Units of Competency, you will be provided with a Theory Acknowledgement.  You will then be welcome to attend the Practical Induction workshop of your course which focuses on transitioning you from theory to hands-on practical.

Once the Practical Induction is complete you will be required to undertake On the Job training under the supervision and direction of a Lead Teacher of your sourcing. As your confidence and ability grow you will progressively become more involved in the lesson delivery and a Competency Assessment will then determine that you are at the required standard to work independently.

  • Online Theory component – approx. 30 hrs
  • Face to Face Practical workshop – 6 hrs
  • On-the-job training – approx. 20 to 30 hrs
  • Competency Assessment – 1.5 hrs

Course content

  • Introduction to the Program
  • The Aquatic Industry
  • Philosophy
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • A Positive Environment for Teaching Babies and Toddlers
  • Aquatic Skill Development
  • Program Planning and Delivery
  • Transitioning to the Preschool Program
  • Environmental Effects and Considerations

Accreditation Requirements

  • Completion of:
  • Online Theory Modules
  • Practical Workshop Induction
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Competency Assessment
  • Accumulative Training Record
  • A copy of a current Statement of Attainment listing the HLTAID009- Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI)
  • Completion of the Safe Sport Framework

You may enroll in a Swim Australia™ Teacher course at 15 years of age but are not eligible to receive the accreditation until you are 16 years of age.

Certification | Accreditation

Students who have successfully completed this course will receive an electronic Swim Australia Teacher certificate along with a Statement of Attainment listing the above competencies.

All Swim Australia Teacher qualifications are valid for 3 years from the date of accreditation.

In addition, newly accredited teachers will receive complimentary Graduate SCTA Membership and Teacher Insurance for the length of accreditation (3 years).