Guide Course
GUIDE / INSTRUCTOR COURSES

 

Guide Courses and Instructor Courses are available at the Australian Kayak School. 

 

Are you looking to become a Guide or an Instructor or update your skills to meet work requirements? Then let the Australian Kayak School get you learning the right way.

The Australian Kayak School have Safety, Rescue, Guide and Instructor development courses available and we can even tailor a specific program to your individual needs.

 

For inquiries please email info@kayakschool.com.au with location and what you wish to achieve or phone 0450832430 

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Flatwater Skills Course

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Pre-requisite to Guide and Instructor courses.

Are you looking to become a Professional in the paddling industry? Trip Leader? Club Leader? LifeGuard? Guide? Instructor?

Or just want to be the best skilled paddler you can be?

Minimum of 2 participants required.

You will learn, among other things, correct technique in the following:
  • Appropriate paddling attire
  • Correct safety and equipment selection
  • Correct flotation for craft
  • Lifting, carrying, transport
  • Craft setup and stowage
  • Donning Equipment
  • Entry and Exit of craft
  • Spraydeck use
  • Launch and land
  • Wet exit
  • Posture and Balance
  • Paddlers Box
  • Forward Stroke
  • Reverse Stroke
  • Stopping Stroke
  • Forward Sweep
  • Reverse Sweep
  • Combination Sweeps
  • Side Draw Stroke
  • Bow Draw
  • Stern Draw
  • Rafting Up
  • Stern Rudder
  • Low Brace 
  • Hanging draw
  • Sweep to bow draw turns
  • All strokes both stationary and underway
  • Capsize and Recovery
  • Capsize and swim with kayak to shore, empty, re-enter.
  • Swimmer tow
  • Deck carry
  • Deep Water Re-entry
  • Single blade use, J-stroke, C-stroke
  • Shunting
  • Eskimo Recovery/ T-Rescue
  • HOG Rescue
  • Quick-release tow systems
  • Tired paddler tow
  • Injured paddler tow
  • Knots and ropes
  • Eskimo rolling Principals

Course duration: 1 full day 9am to 4pm

What to bring: Sun protection, suitable warm clothing and footwear to get wet and swim in, Spraydeck, PFD, paddle, kayak with standard cockpit and thigh bracing, sponge, lunch, snack, water bottle

Prerequisites: positive attitude to learning, competent swimmer.

Cost: $240 per person

Bookings: Phone 0450832430

Flatwater Guide Development Course

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Learn the skills to become a Professional Flatwater Guide in the Recreation Industry.

This course is intended for those competent and experienced in flatwater paddling activities who wish to become a Flatwater Guide. 

This 2 day course will cover theory content and on water Guiding skills in preparation for individual assessment as a Flatwater Guide.

Minimum of 2 participants required.  

Course duration: 2 Days

What to bring: Suitable clothing and footwear to get wet and swim in, Kayak with spraydeck or SOT or Canoe, paddle, PFD, towing rig.

Prerequisites: Flatwater Skills course or equivalent, first aid certificate, and personal paddling experience of 6 trips at least 3hrs duration each. (contact us if unsure)

Cost: $480

Bookings: Phone 0450832430

Flatwater Instructor Development Course

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Learn the skills to become a Professional Flatwater Instructor in the Recreation Industry.

This course is intended for those competent and experienced in flatwater paddling activities, have undertaken a Flatwater Guide Development Course already and who wish to become a Flatwater Instructor. 

This 2 day course will cover theory content and on water Instructing skills in preparation for individual assessment as a Flatwater Instructor

Minimum of 2 participants required. 

Course duration: 2 Days

What to bring: Suitable clothing and footwear to get wet and swim in, Kayak with spraydeck or Canoe, paddle, PFD, towing rig.

Prerequisites: Flatwater Guide Course, first aid certificate, and personal paddling experience of 6 trips of at least 3hrs duration each. (contact us if unsure)

Cost: $480

Bookings: Phone 0450832430

Whitewater Safety and Awareness

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The Whitewater Safety and Awareness course covers Hydrology theory, features and hazards, rescue swimming and rescue ropework.

Minimum of 2 participants required.

Course duration: 1 Day

What to bring: Suitable warm clothing and footwear to get wet and swim in, you may need a wetsuit or dry wear. PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle and craft.

Prerequisites: Participants must be fit and strong swimmers

Cost: $250 per person

Bookings: Phone 0450832430

Whitewater Rescue Course

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The Whitewater Rescue course provides participants with the fundamentals of survival in moving water and is recommended for anyone who may be called upon to effect in-water rescues. Participants gain knowledge in hydrology and river features and hazards and rescue scene management. Practical skills include self-rescue, whitewater swimming and the fundamentals of shore, boat and in-water rescues. Additionally participants are introduced to the fundamentals of rope rescue including mechanical advantage and anchor systems.

Minimum of 2 participants required.

Course duration: 3 Days

What to bring: Suitable warm clothing and footwear to get wet and swim in, you will need a wetsuit or drywear. Rescue PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle and craft.

Prerequisites: Participants must be fit and strong swimmers

Cost: $750 per person

Bookings: Phone 0450832430

Whitewater Guide Development Course

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Learn the skills to become a Professional Whitewater Guide in the Recreation Industry.

This 2 day course will cover theory content and on water paddle skills in preparation for individual assessment as a Whitewater Guide.

Minimum of 2 participants required.

Course duration: 2 Days

What to bring: Suitable clothing and footwear to get wet and swim in, Rescue PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, kayak with spraydeck or canoe.

Prerequisites: Flatwater Guide course, Whitewater Skills Award or equivalent, whitewater rescue course, first aid certificate, minimum 5 river trips on Grade 2 whitewater and ability to eskimo roll. (contact us if unsure)

Cost: $500

Bookings: Phone 0450832430

Whitewater Instructor Development Course

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Learn the skills to become a Professional Whitewater Instructor in the Recreation Industry.

This 2 day course will cover theory content and on water paddle skills in preparation for individual assessment as a Whitewater Instructor.

Minimum of 2 participants required.

Course duration: 2 Days

What to bring: Suitable clothing and footwear to get wet and swim in, Rescue PFD, whitewater helmet, paddle, kayak with spraydeck or canoe.

Prerequisites: Flatwater Instructor course, Whitewater Guide course, Whitewater Rescue course, first aid, minimum 15 days paddling Grade 2 whitewater and 5 river trips on Grade 3 whitewater and ability to eskimo roll. (contact us if unsure)

Cost: $500

Bookings: Phone 0450832430