Rainbow Club constantly needs committed, reliable, consistent, mature people to help keep our children water safe and to learn to swim. 

Austswim prerequisites

Candidates in Australia:

  • Australian or NZ Citizen or hold an appropriate VISA allowing you to undertaking education. (AUSTSWIM is not a CRICOS provider and cannot enrol students on international student visa) 

  • Must provide their valid Unique Student Identifier (USI) number at the time of enrolment in order that AUSTSWIM can verify this. A USI is a reference number required by the Commonwealth statutory office (Student Identifiers Act 2014) and is obtained from the USI Registrar.
    For more information and to create a USI visit USI website. 


Candidates in Australia and New Zealand:

  • Must provide a current Working With Children Check (WWCC). Although this is not expressly required before enrolling, it MUST be provided prior to commencing industry training (follow the link to find individual requirements for your State/Territory/Country )

All Candidates

  • You may enrol in an AUSTSWIM course at 16 years of age but are not eligible to receive the AUSTSWIM accreditation until they are 17 years of age. 

  • You are required to have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability to perform the required aquatic skills.  

  • You are required to have access to a computer and the internet to access the online modules outside of face to face training.  

  • see Austswim for more details

Our teachers qualify through Austswim or similar organisations and we then up train with AutismSwim or Kickstart qualifications as well.

Both programs are designed for children with autism, communication difficulties, sensory processing difficulties and developmental delay. Rainbow Club trains its swim teachers through AutismSwim/KickStart and gives resources to create a supportive pool environment for children with specific learning needs.

Our swimming lessons are designed to assist children to develop skills in:

  • Water familiarisation: Becoming comfortable in the pool environment and entering the water in a calm manner.
  • Water safety: Entering the water safely, floating and moving to the edge of the pool.
  • Breath control: Blowing bubbles, closing the mouth in water and turning the head to breathe.
  • Swimming skills: Kicking legs, arm movements, floating and moving through water.

Our special needs children do not cope well with change and/or chaos.

Please think hard as to whether such stability requirements suit your personality and lifestyle.

If you still think that this is right for you, then we would like to hear from you. Please complete the attached form and we will be in touch..
A limited number of scholarships become available throughout the year to assist with the costs of gaining professional qualifications.