Flatwater Guide Award

Award Definition:

The Flatwater Guide Award is for people seeking professional certification in flat water paddling environments.  The Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme (PAQS) is the industry benchmark certification designed to meet the needs of the canoeing / kayaking guide industry for education, recreational and tourism sectors nationwide.

Holders of the Flatwater Guide Award have been assessed at and are qualified to lead or guide day and half day trips on inland waters such as open lakes and rivers (but not on whitewater or at sea) in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and canoeing which include:

  • Sheltered and calm waters
  • Minimal wind
  • Ease of access to shore
  • Minimal flow of water

Flatwater Guide Overview

Flatwater Guide Training Course

Flatwater Guide Assessment



For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

On 07 3899 1667 or by email to qc.education@canoe.org.au

Training Course

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November 2018

8:00am to 4:00pm



Saturday 18th August 2018

8:00am to 4:00pm