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Become a swimming instructor

To become a swimming instructor with the Department for Education you must be at least 18 years old and you must do the following things.

Complete the forms

Complete the following checklist and forms electronically, or print and complete:

Provide evidence of eligibility and qualifications

You must provide evidence that you have completed:

No other qualifications will be accepted.

If you don’t have these qualifications you could consider applying as an assistant instructor.

Submit your application

Completed applications should be sent to:

EducationSwimAquatics [at] sa.gov.au


Swimming and Aquatics unit
GPO Box 1604
Adelaide SA 5001

Application approval

Application processing may take up to 6 weeks.

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a letter informing you that you are ‘eligible to work’ as an instructor.


Water safety team

Phone: 8416 5920
Fax: 8115 5558
Email: Educationswimaquatics [at] sa.gov.au