Flatwater Guide/Instructor

Flatwater Guide/Instructor February 18-19

Flatwater Guide/Instructor Course

Saturday – Sunday, February 18-19, 9am – 4 pm Paddle Australia accredited course for teaching skills and leading trips on flat water. Assessment options for: Flatwater Supervisor,  Guide or Instructor available. (Please note course only runs with a minimum of 4 participants)

Assessment for this course (for either FW Guide or Instructor, dependent upon participants previous experience and meeting the PAQS criteria) will occur both informally and formally over the two days. Please see attached supporting document for the explanation between the awards from the PA website to see at which level the participant is aiming for or requires.  rnhttps://paddle.org.au/education-safety/flatwater-awards/

Participants need to bring:

  • Kayak or canoe or SOT, paddle, PFD, spraydec
  • Warm paddling clothing – 2 sets per day of next-to-body clothing is recommended so you don’t have to put on wet gear for a second paddling session
  • Lunch, drinks and snacks
  • Personal paddling log, other relevant qualifications – see below for more details about your Paddle Log
  • Any currently used risk management or lesson plans if available. These are not required at the time of the course, but if you are using some, bring them along for review. This forms part of the online component.

For detailed information regarding the assessment requirements for either Flatwater Instructor or Flatwater Guide, see the Paddle Australia Qualifications Scheme Handbook: https://paddle.org.au/education-safety/education-paqs/

Participants will also need to complete the online component and a log book using the Paddle Log app. to download the app visit: https://paddle.org.au/education-safety/paddle-log/

All paperwork needs to be forwarded to Paddle Tasmania within 3 months of completing the course.

For more information and to register click here

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