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Expression of Interest for funded positions has now closed.

Next Wave Expression of Interest are now accepted for support in finding employment at a facility only.


Information for Jobseekers

Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) received funding from the Victorian Government through Jobs Victoria to create 270 jobs with the Victorian Aquatics and Recreation Industry by December 2023.

The Next Wave program provides funding to employers to train, support, employ and retain job seekers.

Launch your career in aquatics:

Next Wave is making it possible for you to become fully trained and employed in the following roles

Swim Teacher Lifeguard
Duty Manager Customer Service Officer

Getting involved

It's easy to get involved in the Next Wave Program - all we need from you is to complete an Expression of Interest form:

Jobseeker Expression of Interest  - Closed 2nd October 2023 

For further enquiries please contact


Supporting Jobseekers

We’re partnering with two key employment services providers to ensure Next Wave candidates are supported and prepared for their new Aquatics and Recreation careers.

WCIG and Qualify will provide job seekers with support and job-readiness training.

WCIG will cover Metropolitan Melbourne job seekers, while Qualify will look after Regional Victoria.



Metropolitan Melbourne

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Regional Victoria

The priority cohort is outlined by Jobs Victoria, and must be over 18 years of age.

The priority jobseekers are:

  • Women over 45
  • Young people aged 18--25
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians
  • Victorians living with disability
  • People who are long-term unemployed
  • People seeking asylum and refugees
  • Newly arrived migrants from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Veterans
  • People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who are experiencing barriers to employment
  • Public and social housing tenants
  • Jobseekers registered with a Jobs Victoria Partner.

Frequently Asked Questions

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