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Program Coastal Guide Intake
Course Dates 29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
Course Information

This course is designed to prepare participants for assessment as a Australian Canoeing (AC) Coastal Guide in Sit-on Top Kayaks. The intake course consists of two full days combining theory and practical components in a coastal environment, concentrating on guiding skills. Participants are expected to already have the ability to paddle to the standard of the AC Coastal Skills Award.

A separate assessment day is required to complete certification.

Coastal Guide

This course is for people seeking employment where the the group under instruction will leave the immediate launch area such as a day or part-day excursion. Holders of the Coastal Guide Award are qualified to lead or guide sit-on-tops in coastal  conditions defined as:

  • Estuaries, embayment’s and areas enclosed or partially enclosed by fringing reef or islands;
  • Areas of exposed coastline that are simple, not involving overfalls, tidal races, difficult
  • landings or open crossings may be included;
  • Distances of up to 1 nautical mile offshore;
  • Conditions below Fresh (17 knots) as defined by the Beaufort Scale and used by the Bureau of Meteorology.
This is recommended for activities such as camps, school trips and experiences.

Location: Our Training Centre at 37 Jetty Road, Sandringham, with the practical component on the sheltered waters of Sandringham Harbour and surrounding waters. Other locations for your private group / organisation can be arranged - contact us to discuss.
Duration: 9.00am - 4.30pm for two days in a scheduled class, Saturday & Sunday. Private Mentoring days are organised as required.
Cost: $330 for scheduled course or per Private Mentoring day.
Kayak hire $65 for the two days if required
Class Size: Maximum 12 participants per scheduled class.
National Training Provider East Coast Kayaking
Address PO Box 7522 Beaumaris 3193
Sandringham VIC 3191
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Please ensure you have been in contact with the Training Provider prior to registering for this course to ensure you have the appropriate skills and information to take part.


Prices for course vary depending on the Training Provider, course length and course type and so please ensure you are aware of the costs prior to registering. There will also be a $ fee to register your qualification with Australian Canoeing . You will only be invoiced for your AC registration at the completion of your assessment.