Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Workshops
Australia is a colourful, vibrant and culturally diverse nation welcoming many new groups to our expanding population.
Swimming and water safety education is a vital part of the Australian landscape.
There are many rewards and challenges in providing this education for members of our CALD communities.
This workshop series, a joint development ‘black spot’ water safety project with the NSW government, is designed to assist AUSTSWIM teachers in presenting appropriate quality learning where knowledge, skill and understanding of Australian waterways is a major learning outcome.
NSW Workshop Dates Below:
Contact the NSW Business centre for further information 02 9894 2077 or email
Teachers, Managers and Coordinators will have the opportunity to attend the CALD Workshop Series in other states later on in the year.  We’ll keep you informed.
Do you have...
  • Dedicated, engaged and committed teachers in your team?
  • A program that's’ aligned to AUSTSWIM Learning Pillar framework?
  • A venue that’s a community asset; offering opportunity for education, socialisation, wellness and recreation for your diverse community?
  • Is there someone within your network whose contribution is outstanding?
If the answer is Yes!  Here’s an opportunity to recognise those valuable people, programs and places; nominate for an AUSTSWIM Award.
  • It’s easy just use the 'Nominate Now' button below to complete and submit specific information in each award category.  Each state and territory has a close date, so be aware and submit on time. 
What happens next?
  • An independent judging panel reviews and nominates recipients in each state/territory.
  • State and territory recipients are recognised, acknowledged and celebrated at specialised events. 
And then…………
State and territory recipients are automatically nominated and considered for an AUSTSWIM National Award. An  independent national judging panel considers nominations and where appropriate, selects recipients who are recognised and celebrated at the AUSTSWIM National Conference in Queensland on the 27th of September.

Don’t wait ….
Nominate Now
AUSTSWIM is 'Soaking It Up' in 2015 through a series of conferences across Australia and New Zealand.  
Check out the conference programs for a feast of sharing, networking and learning.

Remember you can now book with ease through our online portal, but do it early to avoid disappointment!

TASMANIA- SAVE THE DATE- Sunday 15th November 2015
SAVE THE DATE- Sunday 12th July 2015-  Program coming soon!
VICTORIAN STREAM CONFERENCE 2015 Last Chance to enrol!
NSW 'SplashOut' CONFERENCE 2015 
Now Available!
AUSTSWIM Aotearoa 
CONFERENCE  2015 Enrol Today!
Program Coming Soon!

AUSTSWIM’s National Conference is locked in for 2015.
Avoid disappointment and mark the date into your diary, dollars into your training budget and book your accommodation now. we look forward to seeing you there.

Click on the icon above to find further information about the great venue and affordable accommodation.
Meet the Team
Our Queensland team, from the AUSTSWIM Business Centre are located at a venue known as ‘The Plantation’ in Gumdale, Brisbane. Sandra Mansfield leads a small but dedicated team providing service and support to AUSTSWIM Teachers across one of our larger states.  You may have spoken with Amy Hipwood who provides administration and project support to Sandra; you might also spot Amy teaching as she continues her commitment to providing swimming and water safety education to students at her local venue.
The newest arrival to the Queensland team is 
Michele Hovey , with a lifelong passion for swimming, water safety and aqua she’s a welcome addition to supporting our teachers in Queensland. 
Teacher Code of Behaviour  - A reminder about what your obligations
 The Teacher Code of Behaviour is a set of standards for
  • AUSTSWIM trainees in AUSTSWIM training programs; and
  • the ongoing accreditation of all Licenced AUSTSWIM teachers
  • The Teacher Code of Behaviour is agreed to when you complete the Teacher Declaration to gain or renew your AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence. Click here to access the Teacher Declaration.
It is important to remember:
  • Every Teacher must comply with each of the standards within the code. Failure to do so is a breach of the conditions of AUSTSWIM accreditation and may result in loss of the AUSTSWIM Licence, suspension, expulsion or non-issuing of accreditation.
  • AUSTSWIM Teachers must be, in the opinion of AUSTSWIM, a fit and proper person to discharge the duties and responsibilities and exercise the rights and privileges associated with AUSTSWIM accreditation.  
The following standards form the Code of Behaviour
  • Safety
  • Inappropriate dealings
  • Equal opportunity and respect
  • Public perception
  • Compliance
  • Working with children legislation
To access the full Teacher Code of Behaviour and associated Disciplinary Process click here
To access this information visit the website link below.
Teacher Code of Behaviour
What ? -  AUSTSWIM WETS Aqua Instructor Course
Where ? - Hornsby Aquatic and Leisure NSW
Who ?- 18 Enthusiastic candidates participated in the WETS Aqua Course.  A diverse group of candidate backgrounds included;
  • AUSTSWIM Teachers of Swimming and Water Safety
  • Fitness Instructors
  • mums looking for a new career
  • an AFL player
  • CEO 
  • Nurse
  • Accountant
AUSTSWIM is proud to support the Laurie Lawrence World Wide Swim School professional development opportunity for AUSTSWIM Teachers of Swimming and Water Safety™.   

Don’t Miss Out - Laurie is extending this special offer until 19
th May 2015

Subscribers no longer have to choose what they want, rather they have access to ALL of Laurie Lawrence’s content in the Professional Development Hub.
World Wide Swim School has listened to members and has also included a subscription model.

AUSTSWIM shares Laurie’s passion for continual education of swimming and water safety teachers, with the goal to be the best in the world. A special promotion for all AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers™ is NOW available.
Follow this link for the exclusive offer.

Any AUSTSWIM Licensed Teacher™ who joins, gets instant access to;
  • 20 teaching modules covering babies to stroke development.
  • Skill based training videos.
  • Lesson plans.
  • Latest research and industry articles.
  • Live events with Laurie and the team via Google Hang Out.
  • Missed the live Hang Out view is later at your convenience.
  • Every month you will receive:
    • NEW Skill Based Training Videos
    • NEW Lesson Plans
    • NEW Live Event through the Hub
    • NEW Industry Article
 Join Laurie for 12 months, complete all 20 teaching modules and receive 10 AUSTSWIM Professional Development hours toward your AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™ renewal on completion of the twelve months membership (10 Professional Development hours is required every 3 years for an AUSTSWIM Teacher Licence™ renewal).

And that’s not all... Exclusive for AUSTSWIM but only until 25th May 2015 ... Join via the link and receive “Teaching 5 and 6 Year Olds Perfect Freestyle”.
Valued at $99 it is free to AUSTSWIM Licensed Teachers™. 

To claim the free gift instantly, enter this code: freestyle-gift At the checkout select: 'Have a coupon? Click here to enter your code' AUSTSWIM Promotion - CLICK HERE to sign up now!

Don’t miss out on the next Live Hang Out with Laurie.

Join by today to be a part of this exclusive event!

What does Laurie say about the Professional Development Hub?
CLICK HERE for video.
Thank you to our 2015 'Soak It Up' Supporters
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