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All Department for Education swimming and aquatics instructors must hold a current first aid qualification relevant to the type of instruction provided.
Swimming and surf education instructors
For swimming and surf education instructors a current basic emergency life support (BELS) or provide first aid (formerly senior first aid) is required.
For aquatics instructors a current provide first aid (formerly senior first aid) qualification is required.
These qualifications are valid for 3 years.
To organise 'provide first aid' or BELS training, contact a provider that has received national training authority accreditation.
Accredited providers regularly used
The following providers are all nationally accredited to provide both apply first aid and BELS training.
If you attend a course from a provider not on this list, proof of accreditation must be provided along with your training certification.
- 4 Life training
- Australian National First Aid Services (ANFAS)
- Australian Red Cross
- Parasol EMT
- St John Ambulance
- Surf Life Saving SA
- First Aid Training Adelaide CBD.
Current instructors renewing this qualification must send a copy of their updated certificate to the Swimming and Aquatics unit.
Instructors applying to work for the Swimming and Aquatics unit must attach a copy of their certificate to their application checklist.
Water safety team
Phone: 8416 5920
Fax: 8115 5558
Email: Educationswimaquatics [at] sa.gov.au