Training with Talent Pool 

Aboriginal youth doing aquatic training in swimming pool

TEACH - TRAIN - TRANSFORM

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

Portfolio of Achievement:

Through the Talent Pool program, participants can choose from a list of courses they would like to undertake:

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

 Qualifications result in:

  • Enhanced workplace skills
  • Industry employment
  • Opportunities to transition into alternative employment opportunities

EXPECTATIONS

Talent Pool has high expectations of all 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/training
  • Bring the appropriate clothing and equipment (e.g. water bottle) to the training course

ENGAGE - EQUIP - EMPOWER

Talent Pool is a 12-month pilot project funded by the WA Department of Communities and the Commonwealth Department of Regional Development. The program has the flexibility to tailor support to meed the needs of students by:

  • Paying for accredited training for people new to, and wanting to enter, the aquatic industry
  • Adopting a 'no-fail' policy, which means if a participant is unable to pass a section of the course they can be allocated time and support to develop the necessary skills and fitness
  • Subsidising, at the program's discretion, course payments for existing indigenous staff maintained by the program or that enhances their employment opportunities (this is considered on a case-by-case basis)