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.


PA paddle club and direct members: $50 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years

Non members: $95 program fee, $60 registration for 3 years

To register on the course please go to:

Introductory Coach:

The Introductory Coach works with paddlers who wish to gain coaching on core paddling skills.

The Introductory Coach would ideally operate under the supervision of a current Level One Coach or above however can work independently under the below conditions:


• Enclosed waters with no current and little wind influence.

• Hazards are minimal and there is always ready access to safe landing.

• Distance is no greater than 50m from shore.

• All participants are wearing lifejackets.

• All participants can swim.

• Participants have basic craft handling skills (e.g. moving craft forward and turning around)

• Ratio of 1:4.

Note: If you are under 16 you are still welcome to complete the online course however you will be unable to register for the qualification. Once you turn 16, PA will be happy to process your registration.


While a First Aid certificate is not required for registration, PA recommends that there is a responsible adult who holds a first aid qualification appropriate for the area of operation, along with a first aid kit for every program.

After successful completion of the Introduction to Coaching Course you will be eligible to enrol in the Foundation Coaching Courses available for your discipline.

We hope you will enjoy this course and use it as the start of your coach education journey.

For further enquiries email: