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

i.e.: – you are able to impart the skills required for participants to partake in a day/half day trip with you, where if anything goes wrong you are there to deal with it.

Flatwater Guide – Overview

Flatwater Guide Training Course

Flatwater Guide Assessment


  • 2 day training course – from $395*
  • 1 day assessment – from $270*
    • *plus booking and processing fees

For Enquiries contact:


M  0408 901 900  (Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm)