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Asthma first aid qualifications for Swimming and Aquatics instructors

All Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) swimming and aquatics instructors must hold a current asthma first aid’ qualification.

This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Asthma first aid courses

Instructors must obtain or update asthma first aid training through one of the following methods.

Online training

Asthma first aid for sport and recreation training courses are available online. When you register, use the coupon code ‘SwimDECD’ to reduce the course fee.

Once you’ve completed your training, print your certificate.

Face to face training for individuals

Face to face courses for individuals are available from the Asthma SA office. Call 8238 9300 for more information or to book a session.

Group training sessions

Group sessions are available for groups of 6 to 20 people. Speak to your instructor-in-charge to organise a group session through the Asthma SA office by calling 8238 9300.

When you have completed asthma first aid training

Current instructors who are 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 the application checklist.


Swimming and Aquatics unit

Phone: 8226 1302
Fax: 8115 5558
Email: DECDswimaquatics [at] sa.gov.au