National Aquatic Industry Workforce Survey


Overview to the National Aquatic Industry Workforce Survey

In 2018 the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee agreed to develop and promote a National Workforce Development Survey for the Aquatic Industry. It is the first time that anything of this size and nature has been been done for the Industry.

The purpose of the Survey is to gain a greater knowledge and insight into the Aquatic Industry and its workforce. The information within the survey will be analysed by the RLSSA research team to identify trends, strengths and weaknesses, needs, and future opportunities that are being sought by individuals employed at aquatic facilities around the country and in specific regions.

The analysed information will be presented to the Aquatic Industry Committee and at various Industry forums and conference and will be used to develop whole of Industry strategies to help improve the working careers of those in the Industry, both current and future.

The Survey

As an important member of the Aquatic Industry, we value your opinion on working in the Industry and would strongly encourage you to complete - and encourage others to complete - the Survey.

For the purposes of this survey, 'Aquatic Industry' means that the organisation/body that you are employed by, or that employs your services, is involved in the facilitation of water-based activities and programs in aquatic facilities.  The survey is focused specifically on paid workers only.


This includes Swimming and Water Safety Teachers, Pool Lifeguards, Facility Managers, Swim School Managers and Coordinators, Aquatic Fitness Instructors, Aquatic Technical Operators, Customer Service Officers, Administration Officers and many more important roles, which are identified in the survey questions. 

The survey is anonymous but participants who choose to leave their name and email address will be eligible to win a $100 JB Hi-Fi gift voucher.  The survey closes midnight Friday 14 June and the 30 lucky winners will be contacted by email by 30 June, 2019.