New Zealand Certificate in Aquatics (Swim Teacher) Level 3


This qualification will take up to 8 months to complete.


This qualification has been designed for swim instructors and reflects industry's desire for a consistent national standard to ensure safe and effective delivery of swim education.


You will learn about:

  • How to manage a swim teaching environment

  • Developing water confidence in non-swimmers

  • Teaching water propulsion techniques and swimming strokes

  • Developing water safety and survival skills

  • Demonstrating professional behaviour

  • Communicating effectively

  • Supervising customers

  • Managing hazards and risks.

This qualification can also lead onto other specialised aquatics careers such as:

Click here to download a copy of our Training Agreement.


Costs - Refer to the fee schedule

This cost includes learning and assessment resources, registration of achievement and Learning Support Advisor visits.


There may be additional costs if external training and assessment are required.

Contact your Skills Active Learning Support Advisor to find out more about this qualification.