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Course Port Macquarie Flatwater Guide for Kayak & Training
Course Dates 22/03/2021 - 23/03/2021
Closing Date 21/03/2021
Course Information

This course will run, complying with Coronavirus conditions and social distancing.

This course is structured around 2 stages:  Training, where skills and knowledge are reviewed & when ready (usually at the next course) assessment is completed.. 

Flatwater Guide &/or Instructor Training

This Course is for competent paddlers who can paddle as part of a group in flat in sheltered undemanding waters. In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge to guide others on flatwater trips in the recreation industry, organisations or Clubs.

This Course Summary is for GUIDES.  In addition, Instructors are required to demonstrate a high degree of leadership, instructor/training skills.

In a group, participants will work through structured practical scenarios to develop competence to:

  • complete a flatwater skill-set to effectively paddle safely in a kayak, and/or Sit On Top (SOT) and/or canoe.
  • conduct kayak and canoe activities including trips in winds to 16 knots in flat and sheltered waters for day and/or overnight trips considering hazard identification, risk management, local regulations, weather and AC’s requirements and safety guidelines.
  • communicate, lead and manage a group in activities across a range of prevailing conditions.
VENUE: Port Macquarie 

Resources and Guidelines 

In addition to the Guide summary,  participants who wish to become Instructors will work on scenarios to

  • conduct a flat water training course.
  • instruct others to effectively paddle the complete skill set to the standards outlined in the Award Handbook, in a range of boats and for varying conditions experienced in flatwater.
  • Evidence-Guideline-Flatwater-Instructor

Prepare for Training

  • Assess your own knowledge and skill using the Flatwater Guide Evidence Guide (above)
  • Start your Log book noting current experience and what is required in the PA  for Guide or Instructor.
  • Review your skill and the resources from the website videos.
  • Practice all onwater skills and study the theory resource and starting the assignment.
  • Complete a First Aid Certificate
  • Bring your own boat and equipment prepared to work as a Guide &/or Instructor.

National Training provider Paddle NSW
Phone 02-87361254
Address Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Website Visit Website
Course Cost $ 365.00
  • Delivered as group contract:  CONTACT for further information
  • Paddle Australia Award Registration – $170. PA provides the Award after completion of successful assessment and covers the registration to operate as a Guide for 3 years.  Professional indemnity insurance is included in the registration.. Paid directly to PA on successful completion of the Award.
  • Extra Awards – $18 each. For those seeking Awards in more than one craft, e.g. Kayak and Canoe. For those seeking an Overnight Endorsement.
Please ensure you have been in contact with Paddle NSW 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 course registrations has passed. Please contact Paddle NSW to determine if they provide late registrations for this course.