Flatwater Guide and Instructor Training Course
A two day training course for the Paddle Australia Flatwater Guide and Instructor Awards
This course is the Queensland Canoeing pathway to prepare the participant for the Flatwater Guide Assessment to achieve their Paddle Australia qualification.
The Paddle Australian Qualification Scheme (PAQS) is the industry benchmark certification designed to meet the need for paddling qualifications for use in education, recreational and tourism sectors nationwide.
For flatwater paddling environments 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 Guide Award
The Flatwater Guide Award is for people seeking professional certification in flat water paddling environments.
Holders of the Flatwater Guide Award have been assessed at and are qualified to lead or guide day and half day trips.
Flatwater Instructor Award
The Flatwater Instructor Award is for people seeking a professional certification in flat water paddling environments.
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.
An assessment day is also required to obtain the full certification
Thorneside Boat Ramp
Thorneside, Qld 4158
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