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Course Flatwater Leadership for Kayak & Canoe
Course Dates 28/03/2020 - 29/03/2020
Closing Date 20/03/2020
Course Information

This course is structured around 2 stages:  Training, where skills and knowledge are reviewed & when ready (usually at the next course) assessment is completed.. 

Flatwater Guide &/or Instructor Training

This Course is for competent paddlers who can paddle as part of a group in flat in sheltered undemanding waters. In this course you will learn the skills and knowledge to guide others on flatwater trips in the recreation industry, organisations or Clubs.

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This Course Summary is for GUIDES.  In addition, Instructors are required to demonstrate a high degree of leadership, instructor/training skills.

In a group, participants will work through structured practical scenarios to develop competence to:

  • complete a flatwater skill-set to effectively paddle safely in a kayak, and/or Sit On Top (SOT) and/or canoe.
  • conduct kayak and canoe activities including trips in winds to 16 knots in flat and sheltered waters for day and/or overnight trips considering hazard identification, risk management, local regulations, weather and AC’s requirements and safety guidelines.
  • communicate, lead and manage a group in activities across a range of prevailing conditions.

Resources and Guidelines 

In addition to the Guide summary,  participants who wish to become Instructors will work on scenarios to

  • conduct a flat water training course.
  • instruct others to effectively paddle the complete skill set to the standards outlined in the Award Handbook, in a range of boats and for varying conditions experienced in flatwater.
  • Evidence-Guideline-Flatwater-Instructor

Course Cost 

  • Training Course –  $345 per person with $45 discount for PaddleNSW members  (does not include Paddle Skill Review)
  • Assessment Course  – $95 per person as part of a subsequent PaddleNSW group course.  You can undergo an assessment only after completing a PaddleNSW Guide/Instructor training course in the past year. Assessment to take place on day two of the next PaddleNSW Guide/Instructor course and  takes approximately 3 hours, although you are welcome to attend both course days at no extra charge. CONTACT education@paddlensw.org.au to organise.
  • Assessment for recognition of current competencies without attending a training course will cost  $445 per person with a $45 discount for members and will require an evidence based review. If a gap is identified an applicant will be assisted with a training program to reach competence.
  • Australian Canoeing Registration – $170. AC provides the Award and the registration to operate as a Guide for 3 years.  Professional indemnity insurance is included in the registration.. Paid directly to AC on successful completion of the Award.
  • Extra Awards – $18 each. For those seeking Awards in more than one craft, e.g. Kayak and Canoe. For those seeking an Overnight Endorsement.

Prepare for Training

  • Assess your own knowledge and skill using the Flatwater Guide Evidence Guide (above)
  • Attending the Skills Review will enable you to brush up on your current techniques and identify any gaps in skills set.
  • Start your Log book noting current experience and what is required in the ACAS handbook for Guide or Instructor.
  • Review your skill and the resources from the website videos.
  • Practice all onwater skills and study the theory resource and starting the assignment.
  • Complete a First Aid Certificate
  • Bring your own boat and equipment prepared to work as a Guide &/or Instructor.


    Flatwater – Guide &/or Instructor Assessment

    Targets

    Competent paddlers who can paddle as part of a group in flat, sheltered undemanding waters will be assessed as a qualified Australian Canoeing Flatwater Guide and or Instructor who can work in the industry, organisation or Club.

    • If an applicant has recently completed a PaddleNSW Training Course assessment can be undertaken as part of one of the next scheduled PaddleNSW Training Courses. The Assessment usually takes place on day two and takes approximately 3 hours, although you are welcome to attend both course days at no extra charge. Assessment Cost  – $145 per person as part of a subsequent PaddleNSW group course
    • Assessment for recognition of current competencies without attending a training course will cost  $495 per person with a $45 discount for members and will require an evidence based review. If a gap is identified an applicant will be assisted with a training program to reach competence.

    Australian Canoeing Registration – $170 occurs only after a participant has successfully completed assessment. AC provides the Award and the registration to operate as a Guide for 3 years. Professional indemnity insurance is included in the registration. Paid directly to AC on successful completion of the Award.

    Extra Awards – $18 each. For those seeking Awards in more than one craft, e.g. Kayak and Canoe. For those seeking an Overnight Endorsement.

    If proceeding to the VET award, an overnight trip will be required.

    Date and Location

    Please refer to our Calendar of Events.

    Assessment Summary  

    In an advertised training Course, an assessment applicant will be required to demonstrate competence for conducting a range of scenarios to:

    • model flatwater paddling efficiently and safely in a kayak and/or canoe.
    • conduct or describe kayak and canoe activities including trips in winds to 16 knots in flat and sheltered waters for day and/or overnight trips (for overnight endorsement) considering hazard identification, risk management, local regulations, weather and AC’s requirements and safety guidelines.
    • communicate, lead and manage a group in activities across a range of prevailing conditions.

    In addition, to verify knowledge and experience:

    • completed an assignment/s or equivalent evidence of the underpinning knowledge to guide trips and/or to conduct a Paddling Course if undergoing Instructors Assessment.
    • present a verified logbook of paddling experience over the previous two years and at least three activities of three or more hour’s duration as an observer under training and or an observer conducting Instruction
    • holding a current First Aid Certificate.

    Please review additional Australian Canoeing Award requirements as specified the following website. 

    http://canoe.org.au/education-acas/

    • The Australian Canoeing Award Scheme Handbook outlines the assessment criteria
    • AC Flatwater Guide Evidence Guidelines
    • AC Flatwater Instructor Guidelines
    • The AC Safety Guidelines and Risk Management Guide
    • Links to basic skills videos
    • A Flatwater Learners Guide (will be provided after registration)
    • A Log book template
    • An Assignment Outline for Flatwater Guide

    Course Registration

    Contact education@paddlensw.org.au for further details to register for assessment.

     

National Training Provider Paddle NSW
Email education@paddlensw.org.au
Address Sydney Olympic Park NSW
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Course Cost $ 345.00
Please ensure you have been in contact with Paddle NSW prior to registering for this course to ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to take part.
There will also be a $170.00 fee to register your qualification with Paddle Australia for 3 years. You will only be invoiced for your PA registration at the successful completion of your assessment.

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