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Aquatic Industry Committee opens Industry Workforce Survey

Aquatic Industry Committee opens Industry Workforce Survey
April 16, 2019

Royal Life Saving Society - Australia, on behalf of the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee (NAISC), has opened a survey for all who work in the aquatic industry.

Now open for industry professionals to participate in, the National Aquatic Industry Workforce Survey is part of the Aquatic Industry Workforce Development Project.

The first time that anything of this size and nature has been undertaken, the purpose of the Survey is to gain a greater knowledge and insight into the aquatic industry and its workforce. The de-identified information within the survey will be analysed by the Royal Life Saving research team to identify trends, strengths and weakness, needs, and future opportunities that are being sort by individuals employed at aquatic facilities around the country and in specific regions.

The analysed information will then 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.

Aquatic industry professionals are being encouraged to share this site with their contacts and networks.

Royal Life Saving National Manager - Training and Workforce Development, Shaun Jackson,

Explains “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 related roles, which are identified in the survey questions.

Further information about the survey can be accessed via the aquatic industry hub site, which also contains direct links to the survey, and a short promotional video on the Survey.

Aquatic industry professionals are being encouraged to share this site with their contacts and networks. There is also a news item on the Aquatic Industry Hub. Please feel free to use the text to create your own news items or newsletters as part of the promotional process.

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 5pm Friday 31st May and the 30 lucky winners will be contacted by email by 30th June 2019.

Click here for more information.

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