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Integrity Requirements for Coaches

Swimming Australia is committed to making our sport safe for all members of our swimming community, with the safety of children and young people in our sport being critical.

In order to ensure our accredited coaches are protected and understand the important role they play in creating a safe sport environment, it is essential that they understand the legal and ethical responsibilities they have in safeguarding their athletes, particularly children and young people.

With this in mind, together with the recently updated Swimming Australia National Integrity Framework, it has become essential for all Swimming Australia accredited coaches to ensure that their integrity requirements are up to date in order to maintain their coach accreditation.

Our goal is for all Swimming Australia Accredited Coaches to have achieved all current requirements for holding Swimming Australia Coach Accreditation as described in the table below.

All accredited coaches must now show completion of the following requirements within Swim Central, according to their level of Swimming Australia Coach Accreditation. 

Please refer below to the column relating to your level of Swimming Australia Coach Accreditation. A green tick indicates the document is required for that level of Coach Accreditation, and a red cross indicates not required. If you need further information please contact the Swimming Australia Coaching Development Team at learning.coaches@swimming.org.au

RequirementSwimming Australia Development CoachSwimming Australia Advanced CoachSwimming Australia Performance Coach
First Aid HLTAID011 (or previous code HLTAID003)

8 hours to complete / 3-year expiry

CPR HLTAID009 (or previous code HLTAID001)

4 hours to complete / 1-year expiry

Swimming Australia Safe Sport course 

Approx. 60 mins to complete/ No expiry

Sport Integrity Australia Anti-Doping Fundamentals Course (formerly Level 1)

Approx. 60 mins to complete / No expiry

Sport Integrity Australia Annual Update 2022 (formerly Anti-Doping Level 2)

Approx. 30 mins to complete / 1-year expiry

Sport Integrity Australia Coaches course

Approx. 20 mins to complete / No expiry

Sport Integrity Australia Whereabouts

Approx. 20 mins to complete / No expiry

Sport Integrity Aus Competition Manipulation and Sports Betting (formerly Match-Fixing)

Approx. 20 mins to complete / No expiry


Upload Certificates to Swim Central:

Once the above requirements are complete, you must upload all Certificates of Completion to your profile on Swim Central. For help with uploading documents to Swim Central, see the Help Guide here.