This course is designed to prepare participants for assessment as a Australian Canoeing (AC) Flatwater Guide in either Kayaks or Canoes. The course consists of two full days combining theory and practical components in a flatwater environments, concentrating on guiding and instructing skills. Participants are expected to already have the ability to paddle to the standard of the Flatwater Skills course.
A separate assessment day is required to complete certification.
This course is for people seeking employment where the the group under instruction will leave the immediate launch area such as an overnight or full-day excursion. Holders of the Flatwater Guide award are qualified to lead or guide on inland waters such as open lakes and rivers (but not on whitewater or sea) in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and canoeing. This is recommended for activities such as camps, school trips and experiences.
Holders of the Flatwater Instructor Award are qualified to instruct, facilitate skill transfer to develop participants in order so that they may act independently or with minimal supervision in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and canoeing. An Instructor will have a deeper understanding of paddling technique and skills development and has been assessed to a higher level than guides.
Location: Our Training Centre at 37 Jetty Road, Sandringham, with the practical component on the sheltered waters of Sandringham Harbour. Other locations for your private group / organisation can be arranged - contact us to discuss.
Duration: 9.00am - 4.30pm for two days, Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $330. Kayak or Canoe hire $65 for the two days if required
Class Size: Maximum 12 participants