Courses in Tasmania

We offer a range of courses and activities. Please see the drop down menu above for an outline of qualifications and coaching courses. If you have any questions or requests please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

If you would like to see when we are currently offering our courses, please see our Calendar.

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Forth Introduction to Freestyle with Adam Dickenson

Forth Freestyle Workshop 14 January with Adam Dickenson Learn the foundations of Freestyle kayaking in the stopper at Forth TAS canoe club venue during Paddle Week. This workshop includes theory and practical components. Start the day with a theory discussion with Adam, who will take you through the foundations of Freestyle. Then hop onto the [...]

FREE Scavenger Hunt and Paddling Rogain Events

Scavenger Hunt and Paddling Rogain Events (FREE) This Paddle Week Paddle TAS is offering fun for ALL family members with a FREE scavenger hunt and Rogain event. Scavenger Hunt: 14th January at the Forth. 10am - 11am. Open to ALL ages, the young and the young at heart. This fun event will be a scavenger [...]

Slalom Workshops 13th, 16th & 17th January 2024 with State Slalom Coach Zoe Lau

Introduction to Slalom Technique Workshops with Zoe Lau This Paddle Week 2024 we are holding a series of 3 introduction to slalom technique workshops. The workshops have been designed to build upon your skills at increasingly more challenging rivers. Workshop 1: 13th January at the Forth River, TAS canoe club venue (1.5hrs). 1pm - 2:30pm [...]

Mersey Freestyle Workshop 15 January 2024 with Gareth Fryer

Mersey Freestyle Workshop 15 January 2024 with Gareth Fryer Come and join our half day freestyle workshop with Gareth Fryer at the Mersey. This half day course will commence at 9:30am and be conducted over a river trip. Bring your play boats but at a pinch, any white water boat will suffice. The course overview [...]

Paddle Week 2024

Paddle Week 2024 Paddle Tasmania are proud to launch Paddle Week 2024. Paddle Week is a week of paddling around Tasmania celebrating being out on the river with friends in beautiful locations. Please see some of the dates and locations of celebrations for Paddle Week below: 13 - 14 January at Forth River (Tasmanian Canoe [...]

Introduction to Coaching

Introduction to Coaching   Paddle Tasmania 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. Costs: PA paddle club and direct members: $50 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years Non members: $95 program fee, $60 [...]

Foundation Canoe Polo Coach

Foundation Canoe Polo Coach   Foundation coach: (F2 – T1) The foundation canoe polo 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. Pre requisite: Paddle Australia Introduction to Coaching course. Program structure: Online plus a one day face to face practical [...]

Foundation Slalom Coach

Foundation Slalom Coach Foundation coach: (F2 – T1) The foundation slalom coach works with paddlers who wish to gain an introduction to slalom discipline specific skills. The Foundation coach is for coaches training paddlers for state level competitions. Pre requisite: Paddle Australia Introduction to Coaching course. Program structure: Online plus a one day face to face practical workshop with [...]

Flatwater Instructor / Guide

Flatwater Instructor / Guide This 2 and a half day course takes you through the training required to become a flat water guide / instructor and includes a day of assessment. This qualification is an industry minimum standard for teachers and Outdoor Ed instructors to take people paddling on flat water. For further information on [...]

White Water Kayaking Skills

White Water Kayaking Skills   Whatever the level you're at, we have a course to meet your needs and take you to the next level in your kayaking. Paddle Tasmania is offering the following skills based courses including: Foundations and Fundamentals / Rescue 1 Intermediate Kayaking Skills - the next step Intermediate to Advanced Skills [...]

Sea Guide / Instructor – 5 Day Course

Sea Instructor / Guide - 5 Day Course   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 nationwide. Many [...]

Enclosed Sea Guide / Instructor – 3 Day Course

Enclosed Sea Guide / Instructor - 3 Day Course   The Enclosed Sea Guide / Instructor Course is for people seeking a professional certification in enclosed 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 [...]

Introduction to Sea Skills – 3 Day Course

Introduction to Sea Skills - Foundation Level Sea Kayaking Course   This course is our foundation level sea kayaking course and will develop your sea kayaking skills to safely and competently undertake a journey without guide or instructor supervision on enclosed or sheltered waters under weather fair conditions. This course is for those with zero [...]

Coaching Courses

Coaching Courses   Paddle Tasmania offers a range of coaching courses including: Introduction to Coaching (a prerequisite to foundation coaching courses) Foundation Slalom Coach Foundation Canoe Polo Coach Check out our calendar to see our upcoming courses of email Jane Stephenson on education.tas@paddle.org.au for further enquiries. An additional registration fee of $60 is payable to [...]

White Water Instructor and Guide Training and Assessment

White Water Instructor Training & Assessment   White Water Instructor Training: This two-day course focuses on instructional skills for teaching white water kayaking in up to Grade 2 Rivers. If you are preparing for your Paddle Australia white water instructor or guide qualification, instruct for a school/club/organisation or spend time teaching in a club or [...]

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking   Paddle Tasmania offers multiple options for sea kayaking including: Sea Skills Enclosed sea guide / instructor Sea guide / instructor Many of our courses are run by industry leaders who can give specialised and realistic information on how you can make kayaking into a career. Who knows, they may even offer you [...]