New Zealand Certificate in Aquatics (Specialised Swim and Water Safety Teacher)

Skills Active Te Mahi Ako Limited

Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities


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Entry requirements

The New Zealand Certificate in Aquatics (Level 3) with strand in Swim and Water Safety Teacher [Ref: 3503] must be achieved for entry to this qualification.

It is strongly recommended that all individuals hold a current practising first aid certificate at the point they are awarded the qualification

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification provides the aquatics sector with specialised swim and water safety teachers who have advanced industry knowledge and experience teaching swimming techniques to at least two specialised groups.

This qualification is intended for candidates who wish to work as specialised swim and water safety teachers or instructors. The strands of the qualification recognise the knowledge and practical skills for the candidate's two chosen areas of specialisation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Sport and Recreation at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 385 9047
Fax: (04) 385 7024

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