The AUSTSWIM accreditation is the industry standard for Swimming and Water Safety Teachers™ and is delivered and recognised in each state and territory of Australia and many countries overseas. In order to become an AUSTSWIM Licensed Teacher™, you will need to complete the Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ accreditation. This is the base accreditation that you must gain before you can attempt any of the extension courses. The AUSTSWIM Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety™ course provides candidates with essential competencies to teach swimming and water safety™ to persons from four years of age in swimming pools and confined natural shallow water venues. Accreditation is valid for three years.