This 120-credit apprenticeship is designed to be completed in about 2 years.
You'll be trained, observed and assessed in the workplace, and you will attend external courses run by Swimming NZ. Some of your assessments will be completed online.
There are four stages to completing the apprenticeship.
You complete the NZ Certificate in Aquatics (Swim and Water Safety Teacher) (Level 3)
Steps 2 and 3
You complete two Swimming NZ teacher extension courses, chosen from the following four areas:
- Early Childhood Swimmers
- Adult Swimmers
- Adaptive Aquatics
- Stroke Mechanics
You complete an online assessment task, reviewing and evaluating your teaching programmes in relation to the extension courses you completed.