Talent Pool students training in a pool


Talent Pool candidates undertake a transformational journey as they 'dive' into their training, completing the necessary accredited and non-accredited training to become professionals in the aquatic industry.

Portfolio of Achievement

Participants can select the training they wish to undertake, including:

  • Bronze Medallion
  • Provide First Aid
  • Pool Lifeguard 
  • Pool Operations
  • Swim Teacher
  • Aquatic Trainer
  • Bronze Star

Completed qualifications result in enhanced workplace skills, industry employment, and opportunities to transition to alternative employment paths.



Talent Pool has high expectations of its candidates, who are expected to:

  • Turn up to scheduled training or courses on time
    (If you are enrolled but unable to attend, you must let the Talent Pool coordinator know at least 2 days prior to the course commencement)
  • Have a positive attitude and be willing to participate in all activities and training
  • Bring the appropriate clothing and equipment (e.g. water bottle) to training



The Talent Pool program has the flexibility to tailor support to meet the needs of our students by:

  • Paying for accredited training for people new to, and wanting to enter, the aquatic industry
  • Offering reasonable adjustment where possible. This could include allocating additional time and support so students are available to demonstrate the required competency standards. 
  • Subsidising, at the program's discretion, course payments for existing indigenous staff maintained by the program or that enhances their employment opportunities (considered on a case-by-case basis)