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Renew your Swimming and Water Safety Teacher licence for just $22! 

NOTE: Please do not submit a renewal more than 30 days before your expiry date.

Please allow 10 business days for processing.

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Licence renewal requirements

The requalification of your Swim Teacher licence is an annual requirement. These components are from the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations:

Current CPR qualification

A copy of your current HLTAID009 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation certificate.

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Valid Working With Children Check

Your WWC Card is valid for three years and it is recommended you renew it at least one month prior to expiration. Apply for, or renew, your WWCC here.


Verification of aquatic rescue ability

The following awards will be accepted for verification of your aquatic rescue ability:  

Professional Development

Evidence of on-going professional development in both water safety and teaching techniques. Sessions completed through external organisations will be validated case by case. Certificate of completion and summary of the session/s will be requested.

Minimum PD Requirements:

Option 1: Four Online PD Sessions

Option 2: Three Online PD Sessions AND One Half Day (4 hour) In-Person PD

Option 3: Two Online PD Sessions AND One Full Day (8 hour) In-Person PD

Option 4: Two Full Day In-Person PD Sessions (8 hours each)

Option 5: Four Half Day In-Person PD Sessions (4 hours each)

PD Certificate

Download a copy of our Swim Teacher Professional Development Certificate to assist you with your records of completed training, in-service and professional development sessions. This can then be uploaded at the time of licence renewal.

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Renewal dates and expiry

Renewal Date* New Expiry Date
Renewed within 30 days prior to expiry 12 months from date all correct documents are received
Renewed within 12 months after expiry 12 months from date all correct documents are received
Renewing greater than 12 months after expiry Please contact swimteacher@royallifesavingwa.com.au
*Renewal date is not the date of payment, but the date that all required documents are received.


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You are insured!

Did you know you're insured as a course participant and while working with your current Royal Life Saving WA qualification.

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Swimming Instructor Rescue Award (SIRA)

Update your Aquatic Rescue and CPR with one course! Perfect for swim teachers needing to renew their qualifications.

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Tick CPR off your list!

A resuscitation award is needed to complete your Swim Teacher licence. Book into a CPR course today with us!

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