Coastal Guide Award

Award Definition:

The Coastal Guide Award is for people seeking professional certification in coastal water paddling environments using sit-on-top craft.  The Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) 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 Coastal Guide Award have demonstrated the ability to plan and conduct guided kayaking activities in sit on top kayaks 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

Coastal Guide Overview

Coastal Guide Training Course

Coastal Guide Assessment



For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

On 07 3899 1667 or by email to

Training Course

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd September 2018

8:00am to 4:00pm

Cleveland / Victoria Point