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Flatwater Guide Course

May 1 @ 8:30 am May 2 @ 3:00 pm

For teachers with practical experience in guiding school trips, conducting paddling activities or similar.

A two-day instruction and assessment course for the Paddle Australia (PA) Flatwater Guide Award. The course covers guiding skills, refining paddling techniques, rescues, trip planning, group management and trip Leadership.

$365 + GST *

* Does not include Paddle Australia 3-year registration fee.

Pre-requisite requirements

  • Flatwater (FW) paddling skills as explained in the FW Skills Award
  • 5 or more FW trips + 3 paddling activities as assistant, plus
  • 3 paddling activities as lead guide in the previous 3 years

Course content

This is a skills development and assessment course for a guide qualification in Canoe, Kayak, or Sit-on-Top.

This course will cover:

  • paddling guiding skills
  • refining paddling technique
  • rescues
  • minimal impact practice
  • interpreting weather and navigation
  • trip intentions, float plans and risk management
  • group management

Don’t forget!


  • Food and drink
  • Portable mobile device – laptop, tablet of phone

Registration & enquiries

Register or send your query to Leonie Cockman, Paddle WA Education Officer, by clicking the button below.

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Australia II Drive
Crawley, Western Australia 6009 Australia
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