Course Title: Apply the principles of movement in water to aquatic activities

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: SPRT5099C

Course Title: Apply the principles of movement in water to aquatic activities

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4321 - Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance

Course Contact: Veemita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4662

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Shayna Gavin

Nominal Hours: 10

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to apply the principles of movement in water to instruct clients to achieve efficient movements during aquatic activities in water.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

SRCAQU008B Apply the principles of movement in water to aquatic activities


1. Analyse the principles of movement in water

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the principles of movement in water,
broken down into component parts and


2. Identify the effect of the principles of movement in water on the body.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Identify the factors affecting the movement of a
body in water
2.2 Identify and document the methods of increasing
the efficiency of movement through water


3. Apply the principles of movement in water to assist clients to develop more efficient movements.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Deliver concise and precise relevant information,
explanations and demonstrations to develop
efficient movements
3.2 Observe participant's movement through water and
give feedback to improve movement on an
individualised and/or group basis
3.3 Use technological aids to supplement
presentations, where appropriate
3.4 Teach skills and monitor the instructional method
during the instruction and assess following the
3.5 Give clients the opportunity to comment and/or ask
3.6 Identify aspects needing further emphasis and/or
attention for intervention in future sessions

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

The learning activities will involve-

  • Face to face teaching
  • learning and assessment activities in swimming pool
  • Case studies in class room and swimming pool
  • online quizzes and activities
  • YouTube and other video clips to gain better understanding of various activities/ procedures and scenarios
  • Accessing library for extra resources
  • Blackboard resources

Teaching Schedule

The students are required to attend all classes. Attendance is compulsory for ALL classes. Students will be required to produce medical certificate/  in case of absence

The teaching schedule will be as follows-

Datetime locationSession 
7th July8.30-11.3051.4.14Pool Rescue Theory 
 12.30- 3.30Uni Melbourne Pool

Pool Rescue Skills and procedures, Mock scenarios assessments

9th July8.30-11.3051.6.07

Water principles, Related  Anatomy ad Physiology , Assessment details

 12.30- 3.30City Baths PoolWater principles 
10th July8.30-11.3051.7.04Biomechanics, instructing exercise, communications 
 12.30- 3.30City Baths PoolBiomechanics, activity analysis, instructing exercise 
16th July8.30-11.3051.6.07Referrals, managing risks in and around pool including OHS and Infection control 
 12.30- 3.30City Baths PoolSafety and risk management, personal care needs, moving and positioning, case scenarios 
17th July8.30-11.3051.7.04Exercise programs, progressing exercises 
 12.30- 3.30City Baths PoolExercise programs, progressing exercises 
23rd July8.30-11.3056.06.88Revision, Time management, prioritisation, inclusion, access and equity 
 12.30- 3.30City Baths PoolCase study practice 
24th JulyFull dayCity Baths PoolAssessments through case studies. Details provided in class. 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Comprehensive Aquatics Therapy” by Bruce E Becker, MD and Andrew J Cole, MD, 3rd edition, 2010
Printed by Washington State University Publishing PO BOX 645910 Pullman WA 99164- 5910





Other Resources

All teaching resources will be available through the learning hub.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment will involve written and practical assessment in simulated environment. On gaining competency in these assessments, students will undertake clinical placement for this competency.


Assessment Tasks

The courses- Deliver and Monitor Hydrotherapy program( OHTH 5860C) and Movement in water( SPRT 5099) will be delivered and assessed together in a cluster.

The students will be required to be deemed satisfactory in all assessment tasks to be deemed competent in this course

Attendance for all sessions is compulsory. If the students miss a session, they will need to produce a medical certificate or required documentation for their absence.

The assessment tasks will include-

  1. Online quizzes ( all correct answers required to pass)
  2. Practical Assessments in the swimming pool using case studies/ mock scenarios
  3. Ongoing mini assessments using mock scenarios in classroom/ pool 
  4. First Aid assessment records to be submitted( the students should have done their First Aid course)

Assessment Matrix

Other Information


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