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Course Sea Instructor / Guide
Course Dates 30/09/2023 - 04/10/2023
Closing Date 20/09/2023
Course Information
The Sea Instructor course is for people seeking a professional certification in Sea environments. The Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme (PAQS) course is the industry benchmark certification designed to meet the needs of the paddling Guide and Instructor industry for education, recreational and tourism sectors nation wide. The information provided below is for Sea Instructor standard, for Sea Guide standard please see the standard changes here 

Who: The holder of this qualification has demonstrated the skills and knowledge to guide and instruct groups of novices on day based activities in Sea Kayaks in Sea conditions:
  • Outside of estuaries, harbours, embayments or other sheltering reefs or islands
  • Areas of exposed coastline that are simple, not involving overfalls or tidal races
  • Difficult landings or open crossings may be included
  • Maximum of 5 nautical miles from shore
  • Wind conditions below Strong Wind Warning (26kn)
  • Breaking (whitecapping) waves (sea) up to 1.5m
  • Surf to 1.0m
Pre requisites: Participants knowledge and skills should be at the level of Sea Guide. Plus to gain the qualification a minimum logbook is required, these requirements can be found in the Assessment Guidelines. Please pay particular attention to the logbook requirements that need to be logged in your Paddlelog

What Craft: This qualification is designed for Sea Kayaks only

Equipment: It is expected that participants will supply their own equipment including craft, life jackets, paddles etc and present as an Instructor with appropriate equipment ( First Aid Kit, Repair kit etc).

  1. Practical: Completed through the training/assessment day
  2. Quiz: An online quiz is made available to participants upon registration that needs to be completed prior to the practical program
  3. Project: An online project is made available to participants upon registration that needs to be completed prior to the practical program
Assessment guidelines can be found here
National Training provider Paddle Tasmania
Phone 0475142910
Course Location Hobart Area,TAS
Course Cost $ 825.00 $625 Paddle Tasmania member price. 

To become a member visit our membership page
Please ensure you have been in contact with Paddle Tasmania prior to registering for this Course to ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to take part.
There will be a $170.00 fee to register your qualification with Paddle Australia for 3 years. You will only be invoiced for your PA registration once all requirements for the qualification have been completed and submitted to Paddle Australia.

The closing date for registrations has passed. Please contact Paddle Tasmania to determine if they provide late registrations for this Course.