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Become an Assistant Water Safety Instructor

New mandatory notification training (RRHAN-EC) is available now. You can do this if:

  • your certificate is expiring soon, or
  • you do not have a current certificate.

To become an assistant water safety instructor with the department, you must do the following.

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 are at least 16 years old.

You must also provide evidence that you have completed:

Submit your application

Completed applications should be sent to:



Water safety team
32 A Dew Street
Thebarton SA 5031

Application approval

Application processing may take up to 6 weeks.

Once your application has been approved, you'll receive a letter informing you that you're eligible to work as an assistant instructor or instructor. Once approved, contact the instructor in charge at the centre(s) you want to be employed.

If you applied to be an assistant instructor you can now apply to become a swimming, aquatics or surf education instructor.

You need to be at least 18 years old to be work as an instructor.

Water Safety Team

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