Enclosed Sea Instructor Award

Award Definition:

The Enclosed Sea Instructor Award is for people seeking professional certification in enclosed sea paddling environments using sea kayaks.  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 Enclosed Sea Instructor Award are qualified to train individuals and groups on activity and day based programs in sea kayaks in enclosed sea defined as Bays and Harbours:

  • Moderate conditions (forecast or 11 – 16 knots)
  • Assessed in minimum winds of 11 – 16 knots
  • Max 1.5 nautical miles from shore
  • Breaking (overtopping) waves (sea) up to 0.5m
  • No surf

Enclosed Sea Instructor Training Course

Enclosed Sea Instructor Assessment

Enclosed Sea Instructor – Assessment Guidelines


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 1st & Sunday 2nd September 2018

8:00am to 4:00pm

Cleveland / Victoria Point


Sunday 28th October 2018

8:00am to 4:00pm

Cleveland / Victoria Point