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Course Basic Skills - Kayak
Course Dates 03/12/2022 - 04/12/2022
Closing Date 25/11/2022
Course Information

1.5 day course


Half day theory, full day practical





Award definition

Holders of the Flatwater Skills Award have demonstrated the technical skills and knowledge to competently paddle a kayak and/or canoe independently during a trip, as part of a group of peers, on flat, sheltered, undemanding water. This Award, or equivalent skills and knowledge, is a pre-requisite to becoming a Flatwater Paddling Supervisor


Skill Component

  • Demonstrate the ability to control a craft in moderate conditions on flat, sheltered water.
  • Launch and land efficiently
  • Paddle the craft efficiently in moderate winds:
  • Forward, backwards, sideways and turning 
  • Show efficient use of low supports
  • Capsize and swim craft ashore
  • Competently participate in simple rescues as rescue and rescuer
  • Competently accept a tow.

Knowledge Component

  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and navigate a 3-hour flatwater paddle:
  • Store, operate and maintain appropriate safety equipment
  • Select appropriate equipment and clothing with consideration of sun sense and hypothermia
  • Interpret weather for a flatwater environment.

Experience Component

Produce a verifiable log showing at least six trips of a minimum of three hours duration.


National Training provider Paddle SA
Course Location West Lakes ,SA
Website Visit Website
Course Cost $ 250.00
Please ensure you have been in contact with Paddle SA prior to registering for this Course to ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to take part.

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