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Invictus Australia partners with Royal Life Saving NSW

Royal Life Saving NSW, Invictus Australia and the New South Wales Government have joined forces to launch a new Aquatic and Recreation Employment Pathway to support veterans and their families.

With the aquatic industry experiencing significant workforce shortages, this program will help to fill employment and skill gaps.

This new initiative provides fully subsidised training for veterans and their partners in critically important roles such as Swim Teachers, Pool Lifeguards and Aquatic Technical Operators.

Royal Life Saving Swim teacher
Credit: Royal Life Saving

With around 1,200 ADF personnel leaving the service to settle into civilian life in NSW each year, this program is an opportunity for our industry to support our veterans into permanent and sustainable employment.

By providing “fast-tracked” training and education, veterans and their partners will be employable immediately ready to fill workforce gaps across our industry.

The program will be piloted in the Hunter and Illawarra regions but opportunities also exist across NSW. If you’re based in the Hunter and Illawarra regions and are keen to get involved, you can register here.

Royal Life Saving teacher
Royal Life Saving reacherCredit: Royal Life Saving

Know a veteran eager to get involved in the aquatic industry? Register here, or email us at for details of other opportunities around the country.

About Invictus Australia:

We partner with major and national sporting organisations to deliver opportunities for veterans and their families across sport at a local level. We also work together on programs, initiatives and offers to encourage the Australian Defence community to become involved – and stay involved – with some of the best sporting communities Australia has to offer.

We also deliver teams to international events like the Invictus Games. Find out more here.