Flatwater Instructor Award

Award Definition:

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

Holders of the Flatwater Instructor Award have been assessed at and are qualified to lead and guide day and half day trips, plus instruct, facilitate and skill transfer to develop participants in order so that they may act independently or with minimal supervision 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 Instructor Overview

Flatwater Instructor Training Course

Flatwater Instructor 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