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:
VENUE: Port Macquarie
- 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.
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.
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.