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Aqua Specialisation Skill Set

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This course provides you with employment options and a way to increase your earning capacity by becoming as Aqua instructor in an industry that is rich in employment opportunities!

You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to confidently swim 25 metres.

This course is 2 days face to face (theory and practical) with additional on the job practical assessments to be completed by appropriately qualified instructors post course.

Topics include:

  • Basic water safety rescues
  • Structuring aqua sessions including:  planning, modifications and variety of styles
  • Music mapping
  • Active practical water sessions
  • Face to face tuition with access to computers
  • Knowledge:
    • Fundamentals of aqua exercise
    • Specific population groups
    • Understanding medical conditions with exercise strategies
  • Instructional presentation skills

To gain the competency in the Aqua instructor’s course, you will be required to complete all practical assessments within 3 months of the 2 day course.


BSBRSK401                 Identify risk and apply risk management processes

HLTWHS001               Participate in workplace health and safety

SISCAQU002             Perform basic water rescues

SISFITT022                 Instruct aquatic sessions for specific population groups

SISFITT008                 Instruct water-based fitness activities

SISCAQU008             Instruct water familiarisation, buoyancy and mobility skills

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and/or credit transfers (CT) enquiries for participants who completed previous studies are welcomed.

Please note that to be eligible for CT – the unit code MUST be exactly the same.

Full Fees: $1,139.20

Fees with Concession: $406.05

You will need to bring with you:

  • Pens, paper or note book
  • At least 2x towels, bathers
  • Appropriate footwear (gym shoes) and fitness clothing for on deck instruction
  • Plastic bags for wet clothing
  • Water bottles, lunch and snacks for throughout the day

You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and the ability to confidently swim 25 metres

Pre Requisites: No formal pre-requisites.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) number at the time of enrolment.

Current first aid and CPR certificates – or arrange training with another provider

Face to face delivery will be conducted at the South Regional TAFE, Bunbury campus (G Block) Fitness department. All practical sessions will be conducted at the South West Sports Centre (SWSC) aquatics area.

You will be required to complete and submit pre and post course work which includes:

  • Participating in a minimum of 2 classes
  • Preparing and planning an aqua routine
  • Working side by side with industry colleagues
  • Preparing and delivering a 15 minute aqua routine on pool deck to music
  • Delivering 2 x 10 minute routines to aqua participants under supervision
  • Completing provided theory assessments
  • Demonstrate competence in water safety techniques

Study options and next steps

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Available Semester 1 & Semester 2

Bunbury -Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 October 2021 9am - 4pm

Duration 2 Days
When Available Semester 1 & Semester 2
Where Bunbury
How Aqua Specialisation

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