Foundation coach: (F2 – T1) Foundation coach works with paddlers who wish to gain an introduction to discipline specific skills. The Foundation coach is for coaches training paddlers for state level competitions.
$40 program fee plus $0 registration (members) – registration of the Foundation qualification expires at the same time as the Introduction to Coaching
$95 program fee plus $0 registration (non members) – registration of the Foundation qualification expires at the same time as the Introduction to Coaching
Pre requisite: Paddle Australia Introduction to Coaching course
- 100% online
After registration, you will be taken to a landing page and receive an invoice via email for the program. Once paid you will be registered in the program.
The following is to be submitted to the email below:
We hope you will enjoy this course and use it to continue on your coach education journey.
Paddle South Australia is delighted to deliver the Introduction to Coaching course. The course is designed to enable the beginner coach to gain their Introductory Coach qualification after successful completion of all requirements.
PA paddle club and direct members: $50 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years
Non members: $95 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years
The Introductory Coach works with paddlers who wish to gain coaching on core paddling skills.
The Introductory Coach would ideally operate under the supervision of a current Level One Coach or above however can work independently under the below conditions:
• Enclosed waters with no current and little wind influence.
• Hazards are minimal and there is always ready access to safe landing.
• Distance is no greater than 50m from shore.
• All participants are wearing lifejackets.
• All participants can swim.
• Participants have basic craft handling skills (e.g. moving craft forward and turning around)
• Ratio of 1:4.
To register in the program you will need to create an account in the PA Education system. This is currently separate to any club membership account. After registration, you will be taken to a landing page and receive an email with login details to the education site. Following this email you will receive details of the program link and login once PSA confirms your membership. This may take up to 24 hours.
Completion of the PA online program is not all that is required to be registered as a Paddle Australia Introductory Coach. The following is to be submitted to PSA : email@example.com
We hope you will enjoy this course and use it as the start of your coach education journey.
PSA Flatwater Guide / Instructor Assessment
13-14 FEB 2021
Paddle South Australia will provide an assessment opportunity for paddlers seeking a Flatwater leadership award on the weekend 13-14 February 2021 at Aquatic Reserve, West Lakes.
This activity will consist of two days of assessment elements. Day 1 will be a personal paddling skills assessment and Day 2 will cover the leadership, management and instructional components. The program will see you being assessed for both practical on-water elements and your knowledge and understanding at your chosen award level.
Candidates will be assessed for one of these Paddle Australia awards; P See description below. Flatwater Guide or Flatwater Instructor.
Flatwater P Award
This is the introductory level to gain employment in the industry. Holders of this award are qualified to manage and supervise a paddling activity in enclosed situations, where the group does not leave the immediate launch area.
Flatwater Guide Award (FWG)
This award qualifies you as a FWG to lead group trips in canoes / kayaks on lakes and rivers in controlled conditions. A FWG enables safe participation in the activity without the intention of teaching all paddling skills. Candidates seeking to lead multi-day and overnight activities should also attain the Overnight Camping Endorsement.
Flatwater Instructor Award (FWI)
A FWI is qualified to instruct paddling skills and lead groups on overnight or full-day excursions on inland waterways in moderate conditions. An instructor is able to critique technique and apply a variety of instructional strategies.
To ensure that you are prepared for success and will be assessed at an appropriate level you are requested to submit some documents to verify your previous training and experience and therefore readiness for assessment. An assessor will review your documents and discuss with you an appropriate award level for assessment.
The requested documents, in electronic format are requested by no later than Monday 10th February:
· Copy of your First Aid Certificate (or similar).
· If you have done it, your completed Assessment Project for the award being sought
(this would have been detailed in your Paddle SA training course).
These documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with tmarked FW Assessment.
For those who do not meet the pre-requisite Log Book experience requirements, that will not preclude you from participating on the day. All candidates attending will be assessed to their level of competence and detailed feedback will be provided to enable a pathway to complete the award (e.g. you might be competent for performing deep water rescues, but not yet competent for instructing kayak skills to a group).
This activity will be supervised by current Instructors and Assessors who all have vast experience in working as outdoor guides and instructors, and are well-suited to getting you underway with your qualification.
If you are considering participating in this activity, it is highly recommended that you visit http://sa.canoe.org.au/education and review the Supervisor, Guide and Instructor information.
Cost: $150 Day 1 only; $250 both days
Time /Date: 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 February
Location: Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road, West Lakes
An equipment list detailing recommended items will be provided upon enrolment.
Please contact the Paddle SA office if you have any questions.
By conducting this assessment opportunity, Paddle SA is aiming to assist you in achieving the most streamlined pathway to your final assessment. We look forward to paddling with you!