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First aid qualifications for all Water Safety Instructors

All Department for Education instructors must hold a current first aid qualification relevant to the type of instruction provided.

Required training

Swimming and surf education instructors

For swimming and surf education instructors, a current basic emergency life support (BELS) or provide first aid qualification is required.

Aquatics instructors

For aquatics instructors, a current provide first aid qualification is required.

These qualifications are valid for 3 years.

Provide first aid or BELS courses

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 provide 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.

When you have completed provide first aid or BELS training

Current instructors renewing this qualification must send a copy of their updated certificate to the Water safety team.

Instructors applying to work for the Water safety team 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