Applications are accepted from Victorian councils and learn to swim schools directly operating in public, private or school facilities in Victoria on behalf of prospective swim teachers (candidates).
Eligible applicants must nominate candidates who:
- are aged between 16 to 25 years
- reside in Victoria
- are currently involved in either a paid or volunteer capacity in the aquatic sector in Victoria or wanting to pursue a career in the aquatic sector.
Individuals that live in cross border cities that either work in Victoria or intend to work in Victoria will be considered on a case-by-case basis and applicants should email Sport and Recreation Victoria to explore individual scenarios.
Eligible applicants can nominate up to 40 candidates per application per category.
Please read the Program application guidelines above for full eligibility.
The program has four funding categories:
- Category 1: Up to $325 per person towards SISSS00132 and SISSS00112 - Swimming and Water Safety Teacher.
- Category 2: Up to $285 per person towards SISCAQU027 and SISCAQU011 - Promote development of infants and toddlers in an aquatic environment
- Category 3: Up to $195 per person for renewal of SISSS00132 and SISSS00112 -Swimming and Water Safety Teacher.
- Category 4: Up to $285 per person towards SISCAQU028 and SISCAQU012 - Assist participants with disability during aquatic activities
Applicant organisations can apply for up to 40 candidates per application per category. For example, if you want to apply for 10 candidates to undertaking Swimming and Water Safety Teacher training then you can apply for up to $3,250.
There is no limit to the amount of funding organisations can receive over the life of the Program, provided that successful applicants fully acquit their previous grants prior to re-applying for new funding.
Registered Training Organisations
Eligible applicants must apply to training that is delivered by any of the following Registered Training Organisations:
Other Registered Training Organisations will be considered on the basis they meet National Recognised Training standards and have appropriate level of insurance against child abuse. They will be required to undergo verification by the Department before applications will be considered.
For more information read the above Youth Aquatic Accreditation Program application guidelines.
Applications can be made at any time until 5pm, 31 May 2024 with assessments and notifications provided to applicants within 4 weeks of submission.
Step 1: Check your eligibility
Check the Eligibility section (section 2) of the Program's application guidelines to identify if your organisation is eligible for funding
Step 2: Seek eligible candidates by following these steps (for future courses) or collect proof of payment for eligible candidates (for reimbursement)
Seek potential candidates for the eligible courses prior to commencing an application. Candidates can be those looking to start their career in the aquatic sector or those currently employed within your organisation.
Once you have established a list of candidates, approach one of the five approved RTOs for a quote to complete the training and book a course date.
If applying to be reimbursed for candidates that have completed or commenced swim teacher accreditation, obtain proof of payment records such as receipts, bank statements or invoices that show payment has been made between 12 August 2022 and 31 May 2024.
Step 3: Apply using the Department’s Grants Portal
Ensure you have all required information and documents as outlined in the Supporting Documentation section (section 4) of the application guidelines.
Click Start a new application to commence your application through the Department’s Grants Portal.
You will need to set-up a Grant Portal account using a valid email address to proceed with your application.
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The program provides young people with an entry point to allow them to pursue or continue career opportunities in the aquatic sector. It will contribute to supporting the capability of the aquatic sector to support the accreditation of more teachers.