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Professional Development

Training opportunities including professional development are available through Aqualification & Fitness facilities. Shut the Gate Learn to Swim is the home of our “Swimming Safely” education program, which is available for trainee teachers for training hours, international teachers for exchange programs and professional development for all teachers of swimming and water safety.

Professional Development training sessions hosted by Aqualification & Fitness in 2018 (3 hours of PD points accrued):

Principles of Movement in Water

March 11th 2018 –  Shut the Gate Learn to Swim

9:30am to 12:30pm

This session revises principles of movement in water covered in the AUSTSWIM TSW course.  The session breaks down components of how and why the body moves and reacts in water the way it does.  With video footage of real students before and after correction, participants in this session will see how we can easily adapt the cue words we use to allow students to understand concepts of buoyancy, propulsion and resistance.

This session will also touch base on AUSTSWIM’s learning pillars.  What do they mean and how can we teach within them.  We will use the Principles of Movement in Water as an example of how the learning pillars can be applied.

Cost: $55

Behaviour Management

August 15th 2018 – TBA

9:30am to 12:30pm

Behaviour management for many teachers can be a struggle, especially if you don’t have children of you own, or are a little timid of disciplining someone else’s child.  This session will discuss crying, separation anxiety and defiance.

Participants will walk away from this session with a behaviour management plan and specific phrases to help students and parents understand the importance of safe behaviour in the swimming pool.

Cost: $55

Upcoming Professional Development Sessions

Please see the below course calendar for upcoming available sessions.

AUSTSWIM Accredited coursesTSW PD: Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety Professional Development.

Royal Life Saving Accredited CoursesPLG PD: Professional Development/Training Session for PD – Should be undertaken every 3 months.

CourseDate & LocationCost
PLG PD11th Feb - Rockhampton Northside Pool
1:30pm – 4:30pm
TSW PD11th March - Shut the Gate Learn to Swim
9:30am – 12:30pm
PLG PD13th May - Rockhampton Northside Pool
1:30pm – 4:30pm
TSW PD15th July - Shut the Gate Learn to Swim
9:30am – 12:30pm
PLG PD25th Nov - Rockhampton Northside Pool
1:30pm – 4:30pm


To register for any courses please click here to download the registration form and return before the outlined dates.


Private Bookings

For private bookings please see the following rates.  Dates and times to be negotiated via phone or email.


1 Hour Booking$80
3 Hour Booking$200
Full Day$500


1 Hour Booking$150
3 Hour Booking$500
Full Day$1000