AUSTSWIM is the Australasian Council for the Teaching of Swimming and Water Safety. The AUSTSWIM Teacher License™ is the industry standard for swimming and water safety teachers in Australasia. AUSTSWIM is also delivered in Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and moving further afield, making this a truly internationally recognised qualification.

Why become an AUSTSWIM Licensed Teacher™?

  • The AUSTSWIM Teacher License™ is the premier qualification providing the best instruction and range of courses for teaching learn to swim and water safety. 
  • The AUSTSWIM training programme is the only internationally recognised qualification offered in New Zealand.
  • Teaching children about essential swimming and water safety skills is a challenging and rewarding career choice.


AUSTSWIM offers a range of aquatic education training to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an AUSTSWIM Licensed Teacher™.

For more information on AUSTSWIM in New Zealand please contact: Esther Hone-Moore - Programme Co-ordinator or call 0508 AUSTSWIM.

Additional information on AUSTSWIM including a NZ Training programme calendar is available via the links provided below:

Scheduled course delivery in New Zealand

AUSTSWIM course enrolment form

Recognised Swim Centre

Visit the AUSTSWIM website to find out how to become a Recognised Swim Centre.

The AUSTSWIM website also has a list of New Zealand Recognised Swim Centres. Visit the website, and search for Country - International.

AUSTSWIM merchandise

Great range of AUSTSWIM clothing on sale

  • Buy one item and get 50% off the second item (the 50% item is the lowest value item)
  • Buy two items and get the third item for free (to claim the 3rd one free, the free one is the lowest value of the two items)

More information is available on the AUSTSWIM website.