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Become a DECD assistant swimming and aquatics instructor

To become an assistant swimming and aquatics instructor with the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) you must do the following things.

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 and have completed:

Submit your application

Completed applications should be sent to:

DECDSwimAquatics [at] sa.gov.au


Swimming and Aquatics unit

Level 1 East, 31 Flinders Street

Adelaide SA 5000

Application approval

Application processing may take up to 6 weeks.

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a letter informing you that you are eligible to work as an assistant instructor or instructor.

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.


Swimming and Aquatics unit

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