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Education Courses

Queensland Canoeing promotes education and training opportunities to its members, clubs, industry and the community to foster safety in paddling.  We are a National Training Provider registered to deliver training and assessment from the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS).

Enquiries for specifically developed courses or assessment should be made to qc.education@paddle.org.au

Please Note:     To gain a Lifeguard, Guide or Instructor Award, candidates must:

  • be assessed as having the knowledge to plan and conduct an appropriate activity or programme and complete a written assessment and an assessment project
  • be assessed for personal paddling skills and rescue skills appropriate to the craft and the award
  • demonstrate the ability to train individuals and groups from novices upwards to partake in an activity with you (Lifeguard and Guide) or to go off and complete an activity on their own (Instructor)
  • produce a verified log book showing a minimum of personal and instructional (working as an assistant, or instructor / observer under training) paddling in the relevant craft (canoe, kayak or sit-on-top) and appropriate water conditions (flatwater, coastal, sea and whitewater) over the last 2 years (this is in addition to time spent on training courses)
  • have a current First Aid and CPR certificate at the time of submitting the award to Australian Canoeing
  • Please note:
    • A candidate is not registered as a Lifeguard, Guide or Instructor until all components of the registration process are completed and the appropriate fee for registration is paid to Australian Canoeing (additional to the course cost). Attendance and participation in a course is not a guarantee to successful assessment.
    • Lifeguard, Guide and Instructor Awards are only valid for three years and for the type of craft (Canoe, kayak or sit-on-top) and type of water (i.e. flatwater, coastal etc.) stipulated in the award

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Lifeguard, Guide or Instructor Accreditation

 Lifeguards and Guides

  • Have sufficient knowledge and experience to impart the skills required for participants to complete an activity with you.

Instructors

  • Have sufficient knowledge and experience to impart the skills and knowledge required for participants to go off and complete an activity on their own (without you).

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Flatwater Lifeguard

  • Holders of the Flatwater Lifeguard award are qualified to manage a paddling activity in enclosed situations, performing rescues as required, where the group under supervision can be seen from a single vantage point at any time and does not leave the immediate launch area..
  • Controlled situations include:
    • An area where no environmental forces (waves, wind or current) are acting to separate or move the group significantly
    • Still water (insignificant tide or river flow)
    • The ability to see all participants at once
  • A risk analysis of the area must be conducted prior to the activity to determine whether the area is suitable for the number of boats and skills of participants.
  • This qualification is a supervisory award for an enclosed area only

Flatwater Guide

  • Holders of the Flatwater Guide Award have been assessed at and are qualified to lead or guide 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.
  • A risk analysis of the area must be conducted prior to the activity to determine whether the area is suitable for the number of boats and skills of participants.

Flatwater Instructor

  • Holders of the Flatwater Instructor Award are qualified to instruct, facilitate skill transfer to develop participants in order so that they may act independently or with minimal supervision in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and or canoeing which include:
    • Sheltered and calm waters
    • Minimal wind
    • Ease of access to shore
    • Minimal flow of water.
  • A risk analysis of the area must be conducted prior to the activity to determine whether the area is suitable for the number of boats and skills of participants.

Coastal Guide

  • The holder of this award has 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.
  • A risk analysis of the area must be conducted prior to the activity to determine whether the area is suitable for the number of boats and skills of participants.

Enclosed Sea Guide

  • The holders of this award are qualified to guide groups of novices on activity and day based programs in sea kayaks in enclosed waters 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

  • The holder of this award has demonstrated the ability 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

For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

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

p1000734FLATWATER LIFEGUARD AWARD

Award Definition:

The Lifeguard Award is for people seeking professional certification in enclosed flat water paddling areas perfect for school and group camp style paddling needs. Holders of the Lifeguard Award are qualified to manage a paddling activity in canoes, kayaks or sit-on-tops in enclosed situations, performing rescues as required, where the group under supervision can be seen from a single vantage point at any time and does not leave the immediate launch area.

Prerequisites:

Course Description:

  • The Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) Lifeguard Course consists of two full days approximately 8:00m to 4:00pm each day
  • Participants should expect each day to consist of approximately half a day in a semi classroom-style environment and the other half of each day on the water
  • Candidates must be prepared to put their skills into practice and will be required to do some work prior to the course to assist in moving swiftly through the syllabus
  • Participants should come prepared for paddling sessions in both the morning and afternoon of the course
  • Please note: This is a lifeguard training and assessment course; it is not a skills course. Candidates are expected to have the personal flatwater skills as identified in the “Flatwater Skills Award” prior to commencement of the course.

Course Cost:

  • from $395  (with own craft & equipment) per person
  • Initial course cost is based on the course taking place within 25km drive of Queensland Canoeing Headquarters
    • if the course takes place more than 25km from QC HQ an additional fee will be charged per person
  • Craft & equipment hire available @ $30 per day
  • Course fee does not include Australian Canoeing Award Registration Fee
  • Please note: Courses need to meet minimum registration numbers to run on advertised dates. If sufficient numbers are not registered one week before the program, alternative arrangements will be made with registered participants.

Course Dates:

Course Location/s:

  • Queensland Canoeing has a number of venues it uses
  • The location of the course will be determined from the location of the course participants, which will determine the final cost of the course and if an additional fee is payable
  • Other course locations are available for private groups by negotiation

What I will learn:

  • Safety briefings and equipment
  • Flat water paddling skills
  • ACAS overview
  • Minimal impact practice
  • Knowledge of craft and basic maintenance
  • Safety guidelines, risk management, incident reporting
  • Log books
  • Rescues
  • Paddling games

Paddle Craft:

  • You need to determine which craft you will be assessed in, as the award is also craft specific.
  • If you are teaching people in canoes, you will need the “Canoe Award”
  • If you are teaching people in kayaks, you will need the “Kayak Award”
  • If you are teaching people in sit-on-tops, you will need the “Sit-on-Top Award”
  • You may also hold both a canoe and kayak award in any ACAS award, however paddling skills and rescues will need to be assessed in both craft styles
  • Please note:
    • the “Kayak Award” covers sit-on-tops
    • the “Sit-on-Top Award” does not cover kayaks

Equipment:

  • It is expected that participants will supply their own equipment including boat, life jacket and paddle; however, Queensland Canoeing can provide any or all of this equipment for an additional cost
    • please indicate your requirements on the booking form
  • Any personal equipment will require a safety check prior to commencement to determine its suitability for the paddling activity
  • Paddle clothing, including enclosed footwear needs to be suitable to get wet and swim in, be sun-smart and appropriate for the conditions
  • Please also bring a towel, change of clothing and water bottle

Assessment:

  • Participants are trained and assessed on this program at different stages throughout the program
  • The training components will be separate from the assessment components and participants will be advised when they are under assessment conditions
  • Assessment components include:
    • skill
    • knowledge
    • experience
    • communication
    • leadership
    • theory
  • Please note:
    • a candidate is not registered as a Lifeguard until all components of the registration process are completed and the appropriate fee for registration is paid to Australian Canoeing
    • attendance and participation in a course is not a guarantee to successful assessment

For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

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

p1000729FLATWATER GUIDE TRAINING COURSE

Award Definition:

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

Prerequisites:

Course Description:

The Flatwater Guide Training Course is for people seeking professional certification in flat water paddling environments.  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.  This course is the Queensland Canoeing pathway to prepare the participant for the Flatwater Guide Assessment to achieve their ACAS qualification

  • The ACAS Flatwater Guide Training Course consists of two full days approximately 8:00m to 4:00pm each day
  • Participants should expect each day to consist of approximately half a day in a semi classroom-style environment and the other half of each day on the water
  • Candidates must be prepared to put their skills into practice and will be required to do some work prior to the course to assist in moving swiftly through the syllabus
  • Participants should come prepared for paddling sessions in both the morning and afternoon of the course
  • Please note:
    • this is a guide training course; it is not a skills course. Candidates are expected to have the personal flatwater skills as identified in the “Flatwater Skills Award” prior to commencement of the course.
    • an assessment day is also required to obtain the full certification

Course Cost:

  • From $395  (with own craft & equipment) per person
  • Initial course cost is based on the course taking place within 25km drive of Queensland Canoeing Headquarters
    • if the course takes place more than 25km from QC HQ an additional fee will be charged per person
  • Craft & equipment hire available @ $30 per day
  • Course fee does not include Australian Canoeing Award Registration Fee
  • Please note: Courses need to meet minimum registration numbers to run on advertised dates. If sufficient numbers are not registered one week before the program, alternative arrangements will be made with registered participants.

Course Dates:

Course Location/s:

  • Queensland Canoeing has a number of venues it uses
  • The location of the course will be determined from the location of the course participants, which will determine the final cost of the course and if an additional fee is payable
  • Other course locations are available for private groups by negotiation

What I will learn:

  • Subject matter that will be covered includes but is not limited to:
    • paddling guiding skills
    • refining paddling technique
    • rescues
    • paddling instruction techniques and teaching methodology
    • ACAS overview
    • minimal impact practice
    • interpreting weather
    • navigation
    • trip, route, float plans and risk management planning
    • group management
    • personal and group guiding equipment

Paddle Craft:

  • You need to determine which craft you will be assessed in, as the award is also craft specific.
  • If you are teaching people in canoes, you will need the “Canoe Award”
  • If you are teaching people in kayaks, you will need the “Kayak Award”
  • If you are teaching people in sit-on-tops, you will need the “Sit-on-Top Award”
  • You may also hold both a canoe and kayak award in any ACAS award, however paddling skills and rescues will need to be assessed in both craft styles
  • NOTE:
    • the “Kayak Award” covers sit-on-tops
    • the “Sit-on-Top Award” does not cover kayaks

Equipment:

  • It is expected that participants will supply their own equipment including boat, life jacket and paddle; however, Queensland Canoeing can provide any or all of this equipment for an additional cost
    • please indicate your requirements on the booking form
  • Any personal equipment will require a safety check prior to commencement to determine its suitability for the paddling activity
  • Paddle clothing, including enclosed footwear needs to be suitable to get wet and swim in, be sun-smart and appropriate for the conditions
  • Please also bring a towel, change of clothing and water bottle

What Next:

  • Booking your assessment
  • As this is the training to achieve your Flatwater Guide certification you will need to book into a separate assessment course to achieve your qualification.
  • Prior to booking your assessment you should read the assessment requirements for the certification to ensure you can achieve them including the log book requirements within the designated time frame of six weeks from the date of the assessment.
  • Assessments are conducted over 1 day requiring additional costs for both the practical assessment plus qualification registration with Australian Canoeing.
  • To complete your qualification in addition to your assessment you will need:
    • current First Aid and CPR certificates
    • meet log book requirements for Flatwater Guide

For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

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

p1000738FLATWATER INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE

Award Definition:

Holders of the Flatwater Instructor Award are qualified to instruct, facilitate skill transfer to develop participants in order so that they may act independently or with minimal supervision in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and canoeing.

Prerequisites:

  • Personal flatwater paddling skills as defined in the ACAS flatwater skills award
  • Recommended obtaining prior to course:
    • current First Aid and CPR certificates
    • some experience and logged hours working as an assistant or observer under training

Course Description:

The Flatwater Instructor Training Course is for people seeking professional certification in flat water paddling environments.  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.  This course is the Queensland Canoeing pathway to prepare the participant for the Flatwater Guide Assessment to achieve their ACAS qualification

  • The Instructor Training Course consists of two full days approximately 8:00m to 4:00pm each day
  • Participants should expect each day to consist of approximately half a day in a semi classroom-style environment and the other half of each day on the water
  • Candidates must be prepared to put their skills into practice and will be required to do some work prior to the course to assist in moving swiftly through the syllabus
  • Participants should come prepared for paddling sessions in both the morning and afternoon of the course
  • Please note:
    • this is an instructor training course; it is not a skills course. Candidates are expected to have the personal flatwater skills as identified in the “Flatwater Skills Award” prior to commencement of the course.
    • an assessment day is also required to obtain the full certification

Course Cost:

  • From $395* (with own craft & equipment) per person
  • Initial course cost is based on the course taking place within 25km drive of Queensland Canoeing Headquarters
    • if the course takes place more than 25km from QC HQ an additional fee will be charged per person
  • Craft & equipment hire available @ $30 per day
  • Course fee does not include Australian Canoeing Award Registration Fee
  • Please note: Courses need to meet minimum registration numbers to run on advertised dates. If sufficient numbers are not registered one week before the program, alternative arrangements will be made with registered participants.

Course Dates:

Course Location/s:

  • Queensland Canoeing has a number of venues it uses
  • The location of the course will be determined from the location of the course participants, which will determine the final cost of the course and if an additional fee is payable
  • Other course locations are available for private groups by negotiation

What I will learn:

  • Subject matter that will be covered includes but is not limited to:
    • paddling guiding skills
    • refining paddling technique
    • rescues
    • paddling instruction techniques and teaching methodology
    • ACAS overview
    • minimal impact practice
    • interpreting weather
    • navigation
    • trip intentions, float plans and risk management
    • group management

Paddle Craft:

  • You need to determine which craft you will be assessed in, as the award is also craft specific.
  • If you are teaching people in canoes, you will need the “Canoe Award”
  • If you are teaching people in kayaks, you will need the “Kayak Award”
  • If you are teaching people in sit-on-tops, you will need the “Sit-on-Top Award”
  • You may also hold both a canoe and kayak award in any ACAS award, however paddling skills and rescues will need to be assessed in both craft styles
  • NOTE:
    • the “Kayak Award” covers sit-on-tops
    • the “Sit-on-Top Award” does not cover kayaks

Equipment:

  • It is expected that participants will supply their own equipment including boat, life jacket and paddle; however, Queensland Canoeing can provide any or all of this equipment for an additional cost
    • please indicate your requirements on the booking form
  • Any personal equipment will require a safety check prior to commencement to determine its suitability for the paddling activity
  • Paddle clothing, including enclosed footwear needs to be suitable to get wet and swim in, be sun-smart and appropriate for the conditions
  • Please also bring a towel, change of clothing and water bottle

 

What Next:

  • Booking your assessment
  • As this is the training to achieve your Flatwater Guide certification you will need to book into a separate assessment course to achieve your qualification.
  • Prior to booking your assessment you should read the assessment requirements for the certification to ensure you can achieve them including the log book requirements within the designated time frame of six weeks from the date of the assessment.
  • Assessments are conducted over 1 day requiring additional costs for both the practical assessment plus qualification registration with Australian Canoeing.
  • To complete your qualification in addition to your assessment you will need:
    • current First Aid and CPR certificates
    • meet log book requirements for Flatwater Guide

For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

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

picture1COASTAL GUIDE TRAINING COURSE

Award Definition:

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

Prerequisites:

Course Description:

The Coastal Guide Training Course 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.  This course is the Queensland Canoeing pathway to prepare the participant for the Coastal Guide Assessment to achieve their ACAS qualification

  • ACAS Coastal Guide Training Course consists of two full days approximately 8:00m to 4:00pm each day
  • Participants should expect each day to consist of approximately half a day in a semi classroom-style environment and the other half of each day on the water
  • Candidates must be prepared to put their skills into practice and will be required to do some work prior to the course to assist in moving swiftly through the syllabus
  • Participants should come prepared for paddling sessions in both the morning and afternoon of the course
  • Please note:
    • this is a guide training course; it is not a skills course. Candidates are expected to have the personal coastal skills as identified in the “Coastal Skills Award” prior to commencement of the course.
    • an assessment day is also required to obtain the full certification

Course Cost:

  • From $420  (with own craft & equipment) per person
  • Initial course cost is based on the course taking place within 50km drive of Queensland Canoeing Headquarters
    • if the course takes place more than 50km from QC HQ an additional fee will be charged per person
  • Craft & equipment hire available @ $30 per day
  • Course fee does not include Australian Canoeing Award Registration Fee
  • Please note: Courses need to meet minimum registration numbers to run on advertised dates. If sufficient numbers are not registered one week before the program, alternative arrangements will be made with registered participants.

Course Dates:

Course Location/s:

  • Queensland Canoeing has a number of venues it uses
  • The location of the course will be determined from the location of the course participants, which will determine the final cost of the course and if an additional fee is payable
  • Other course locations are available for private groups by negotiation

What I will learn:

  • Subject matter that will be covered includes but is not limited to:
    • paddling guiding skills
    • refining paddling technique
    • rescues
    • paddling instruction techniques and teaching methodology
    • ACAS overview
    • minimal impact practice
    • interpreting weather
    • navigation
    • trip, route, float plans and risk management planning
    • group management
    • personal and group guiding equipment

Paddle Craft:

This course is designed for sit-on-top craft.  The craft you use must be sea worthy, well maintained and have minimum necessary safety equipment and buoyancy that should be used by coastal guides such as (but not limited to):

  • Bilge pump
  • Paddle float
  • Tow system
  • Paddle leash
  • Split paddles

Equipment:

  • It is expected that participants will supply their own equipment including boat, life jacket, paddle, safety and rescue equipment; however, Queensland Canoeing can provide any or all of this equipment for an additional cost
    • please indicate your requirements on the booking form
  • Any personal equipment will require a safety check prior to commencement to determine its suitability for the paddling activity
  • Paddle clothing, including enclosed footwear needs to be suitable to get wet and swim in, be sun-smart and appropriate for the conditions
  • Please also bring a towel, change of clothing and water bottle

What Next:

  • Booking your assessment
  • As this is the training to achieve your Coastal Guide certification you will need to book into a separate assessment course to achieve your qualification.
  • Prior to booking your assessment you should read the assessment requirements for the certification to ensure you can achieve them including the log book requirements within the designated time frame of six weeks from the date of the assessment.
  • Assessments are conducted over 1 day requiring additional costs for both the practical assessment plus qualification registration with Australian Canoeing.
  • To complete your qualification in addition to your assessment you will need:
    • current First Aid and CPR certificates
    • meet log book requirements for Coastal Guide

For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

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

sk-1234ENCLOSED SEA GUIDE TRAINING COURSE

Award Definition:

Holders of the Enclosed Sea Guide Award are qualified to guide groups of novices on activity and day based programs in sea kayaks in enclosed waters 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

Prerequisites:

Course Description:

The Enclosed Sea Guide Training Course is for people seeking professional certification in enclosed sea paddling environments using sea kayaks.  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.  This course is the Queensland Canoeing pathway to prepare the participant for the Enclosed Sea Guide Assessment to achieve their ACAS qualification

  • ACAS Enclosed Sea Guide Training Course consists of two full days approximately 8:00m to 4:00pm each day
  • Participants should expect each day to consist of approximately half a day in a semi classroom-style environment and the other half of each day on the water
  • Candidates must be prepared to put their skills into practice and will be required to do some work prior to the course to assist in moving swiftly through the syllabus
  • Participants should come prepared for paddling sessions in both the morning and afternoon of the course
  • Please note:
    • this is a guide training course; it is not a skills course. Candidates are expected to have the personal enclosed sea skills as identified in the “Enclosed Sea Skills Award” prior to commencement of the course.
    • an assessment day is also required to obtain the full certification

Course Cost:

  • From $420  (with own craft & equipment) per person
  • Initial course cost is based on the course taking place within 50km drive of Queensland Canoeing Headquarters
    • if the course takes place more than 50km from QC HQ an additional fee will be charged per person
  • Craft & equipment hire available @ $30 per day
  • Course fee does not include Australian Canoeing Award Registration Fee
  • Please note: Courses need to meet minimum registration numbers to run on advertised dates. If sufficient numbers are not registered one week before the program, alternative arrangements will be made with registered participants.

Course Dates:

Course Location/s:

  • Queensland Canoeing has a number of venues it uses
  • The location of the course will be determined from the location of the course participants, which will determine the final cost of the course and if an additional fee is payable
  • Other course locations are available for private groups by negotiation

What I will learn:

  • Subject matter that will be covered includes but is not limited to:
    • paddling guiding skills
    • refining paddling technique
    • rescues
    • paddling instruction techniques and teaching methodology
    • ACAS overview
    • minimal impact practice
    • interpreting weather
    • navigation
    • trip, route, float plans and risk management planning
    • group management
    • personal and group guiding equipment

Paddle Craft:

This course is designed for sea kayaks.  The craft you use must be sea worthy, well maintained and have minimum necessary safety equipment and buoyancy that should be used by enclosed sea guides such as (but not limited to):

  • Bilge pump
  • Paddle float
  • Tow system
  • Paddle leash
  • Split paddles

Equipment:

  • It is expected that participants will supply their own equipment including boat, life jacket, paddle, spray deck, safety and rescue equipment; however, Queensland Canoeing can provide any or all of this equipment for an additional cost
    • please indicate your requirements on the booking form
  • Any personal equipment will require a safety check prior to commencement to determine its suitability for the paddling activity
  • Paddle clothing, including enclosed footwear needs to be suitable to get wet and swim in, be sun-smart and appropriate for the conditions
  • Please also bring a towel, change of clothing and water bottle

What Next:

  • Booking your assessment
  • As this is the training to achieve your Enclosed Sea Guide certification you will need to book into a separate assessment course to achieve your qualification.
  • Prior to booking your assessment you should read the assessment requirements for the certification to ensure you can achieve them including the log book requirements within the designated time frame of six weeks from the date of the assessment.
  • Assessments are conducted over 1 day requiring additional costs for both the practical assessment plus qualification registration with Australian Canoeing.
  • To complete your qualification in addition to your assessment you will need:
    • current First Aid and CPR certificates
    • meet log book requirements for Enclosed Sea Guide

For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

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

For Bookings and Enquiries Contact: Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer,

on 07 3899 1667 or by email qc.education@paddle.org.au

Flatwater Lifeguard Training and Assessment     2 days duration
Flatwater Guide and Instructor Training     2 days duration
Flatwater Guide and Instructor Assessment     1 day duration
  • Saturday 25th March
  • Sunday 24th September
Enclosed Sea and Coastal Guide Training     2 days duration
Enclosed Sea and Coastal Guide Assessment     1 day duration
  • Saturday 29th April
  • Sunday 8th October

 

SCHOOLS PROGRAMS

For Bookings and Enquiries Contact:  Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer,

on 07 3899 1667 or by email to qc.education@paddle.org.au

Queensland Canoeing has a number of programs, experiences and competitions which are specifically aimed towards the participation of schools.

  • We offer a variety of different programs for schools:
    • Fun and games
    • Leadership
    • Qualification-based programs
  • You can also contact our discipline committees (Canoe Polo, Marathon or Sprint) directly, as most competitive disciplines host Schools Championship events throughout the year and can provide other information for schools who are just getting involved in competition.
  • If you would like any information contact the Queensland Canoeing office on 07 3899 1667 or email to  qc.education@paddle.org.au to our Education and Recreation Officer, Steven Rowland.

 

CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS

There are many different qualifications that teachers can obtain in order to improve their paddling skills and develop their on-water group management skills.

The Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) is the national benchmark for canoeing and kayaking, designed and supported by Australian Canoeing, the peak national canoeing body recognised by the Federal government.  The Scheme presents the highest standards of skills and safety to the general public, recreational paddlers, commercial operators and administrative officials.

The Award Scheme has been created for paddler development in both skills and knowledge to enrich the paddlers’ enjoyment of the sport and to develop safe practices amongst all paddlers.  The Scheme is designed to allow anyone to enter at any level.

The Skill Awards help define minimum paddling skills for those who wish to guide or instruct.  They are more than just competency based.  Holders of a given skill award have a moderated set of paddling skills that allow those paddlers to operate confidently and safely within their tested conditions.

The Lifeguard, Guide and Instructor Awards represent industry quality paddling awards recognised throughout Australia for use in industry, education and clubs.

Course Assessors are people that are Instructors in their own right who have additional experience and the ability to judge the standards of other paddlers

To learn more information about the different qualifications Queensland Canoeing offer, please click the links below:

 

 

If you would like further clarification or have any questions, please feel free to contact our Education and Recreation Officer, Steven Rowland on 07 3899 1667 or by  email to qc.education@paddle.org.au

Cancellation policy:

(a)          Queensland Canoeing Cancellation:

  • A full refund will apply to any Event cancelled by Queensland Canoeing. Course participants will have the option of transferring the credited entry fees to another Event of their nomination, or having that money returned by Electronic Funds Transfer to their nominated bank account.

(b)          Participant Cancellation: Should you as the participant cancel or withdraw your application, then for notice received:

  • 21 days prior to the course: you will receive a full refund less a $20 administration fee;
  • between 7 and 21 days prior to the course: you will receive a fifty percent refund of course fees less a $20 administration fee;
  • 7 days prior to the course: no refunds or transfer;
  • All cancellation requests, and instructions for refunds or transfers must be received in writing to qld@paddle.org.au.

Thank-you for your query regarding Recognition of Prior Learning for either Australian or overseas qualifications.

This is the process that you need to go through:

  1. Please provide the following information to Queensland Canoeing via email to Steven on qc.education@paddle.org.au:
    Log book
    A CV of your experience
    A copy of a current first aid and CPR certificates
    A reference from the company/canoe club
    Anything else you wish to use to support your application
  2. Queensland Canoeing then forwards your information to an assessor  for review. There is an initial fee of $75 to cover the cost of this review.  The assessor will provide QC with a report of what RPL can be offered.
  3. Queensland Canoeing will advise you of the outcome of your assessment. You may need to have a physical assessment before your RPL will be recognised. There will be a cost associated with this physical assessment.

We will endeavour to provide each applicant with an initial decision about their RPL application within two weeks of it being received by the office, once all documents have been received. If all documents listed above have not been received this process will be delayed.

For any queries please don’t hesitate to call the Queensland Canoeing office on 3899 1667 and speak to Steven or email him on qc.education@paddle.org.au.