The Australian Canoeing River Rescue courses are the industry benchmark certification designed to meet the needs of white water canoeing and kayaking Guides and Instructors for the outdoor industry across education, recreational and tourism sectors nationwide.

ACAS River Rescue Courses are a co/prerequisite course for the white water canoe/ kayak instructor courses that builds upon basic river rescue theory and is also suitable for recreational paddlers who want to develop their paddling rescue skills.

See below for our next course.

Whitewater River Rescue 2; October 31 – November 1, 2020

Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course October 31 – November 1, 2020, Upper Mersey Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on the weekend of October 31 to November 1, 2020. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course. This course is suitable for people with some […]

Whitewater River Rescue 1 – February 29, 2020

Course: This course is aimed at anyone who uses a paddle on moving water (kayaks, packrafts, sit-on-tops) and wants to know the basics about rescuing themselves and others.  Being able to fall out of your boat is the only prerequisite! We’ll use the easier rapids above and below the main rapid so it’s not too intimidating. […]

Whitewater River Rescue January 3 2019

Whitewater River Rescue January 3, 2018, Upper Mersey Canoe Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on January 3, 2019. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course. This course is suitable for people with some experience in paddling whitewater – Grade 2 and above. This one […]

Images – WW RR 1 Nov 2017

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White Water Rescue – delivered by TAFE Tasmania

This 3 day course is being delivered by TAFE Tasmania. Dates: Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd September. Location:  Arm River Camp Costs:  Full fee: $240   Conc: $132 For further information contact Nate Welchemail: nate.welch@tastafe.tas.edu.au

Whitewater River Rescue 1 – November 12, 2017

This is a one day course, that will introduce paddlers to the following: Equipment for basic whitewater safety and rescue Managing basic whitewater rescues Throwbagging: dry land Defensive whitewater swimming in a current Aggressive whitewater swimming in a current On-water throwbagging in a current Self rescue in a current X Rescues in moving water Towing […]