Become an Instructor

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Are you interested in becoming a trainer in first aid or a swim instructor to teach children and adults how to swim and survive in the water.  Royal Life Saving Society WA has a range of training courses that will provide you with the skills and knowledge and the qualifications to plan, deliver and assess Vocational and/or Non Vocational courses.

To enrol into a training course please select your preferred training option from the list below:


AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™

There are no pre-requisites for this course.  The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course will provide you with the skills and knowledge that are required to become a qualified swimming instructor and be able to conduct swimming lessons in a safe, efficient and effective manner.

For full course information please click here.

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Kenya Rowe is a Swim Instructor trained by Royal Life Saving Society WA, who works at our Endorsed Swim School at Bold Park Aquatic Centre.

Kenya loves her job and enjoys making a real difference in children's lives. Watch her share her story below!


Aquatic Trainer

This course will provides participants an understanding of the purpose of examining and the assessment criteria for Lifesaving and Resuscitation awards. The pre-requisites for this training course are:
  • Current Resuscitation qualification (eg. Resuscitation certificate or oxygen resuscitation certificate),
  • Current Aquatic Rescue qualification (eg. Bronze Medallion , Swimming teacher rescue award, School teacher aquatic rescue training), and
  • Current Working With Children Check.This course will provide participants with an understanding of the purpose of examining and the assessment criteria for Lifesaving and Resuscitation awards.

For full course information please click here.

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First Aid Trainer

This course will provide an participants an understanding of the purpose of examining and the assessment criteria for Lifesaving and Resuscitation awards. The pre-requisites for this training course are:
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110),
  • Current Advanced First Aid Certificate,and
  • Current Working with Children Check.

For full course information please click here.

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Resuscitation Trainer

This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to deliver and assess the Royal Life Saving Society WA resuscitation courses. The pre-requisites for this training course are: 
  • Current Resuscitation / CPR qualification (gained within the last 12 months), 
  • Current Working With Children Check. 

For full course information please click here.

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If you’re searching for a job in the WA aquatic recreation industry, the Royal Life Saving Job Board can help you find a position.

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First Aid Training

Learn first aid from a basic 1 day course to Advance First Aid and Resuscitation Techniques.

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Get your Bronze

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Bronze Medallion courses are regularly conducted throughout the year. Find a course near you.

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Pool Lifeguard

Learn how to become a Pool Lifeguard. You can start a career or a summer job.

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Sandra's Story

Community Trainer and Aquatics Supervisor Sandra Murphy has a passion to ensure all children learn to Swim and Survive