Event Details

Event Name
Coastal & Enclosed Sea Training 
Organisation Type
Organisation Name
Paddle Queensland 
Event Start Date
Event Start Time
Event End Date
Event Finish Time
Victoria Point 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Participants Gender
Maximum number of Participants
Type of Event
Accepting Entries

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Queensland Canoeing 
Organiser's Email Address
Event Registration Manager
Steven Rowland 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
Recreational - Sea Kayaking,  
Event Description

Coastal and Enclosed Sea Instructor/Guide Training

This course is the Queensland Canoeing pathway to prepare the participant for the Enclosed Sea Guide Assessment to achieve their Australian Canoeing Award Scheme qualification.

Award Definition:

The Enclosed Sea Guide Award 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. 

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


  • Personal enclosed sea paddling skills as defined in the ACAS enclosed sea skills award
  • Recommended obtaining prior to course:
    • First Aid and CPR certificates (appropriate to your organisations requirements & area of operation)
    • some experience and logged hours working as an assistant or observer under training

Course Description:

  • 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 coastal or enclosed sea skills as identified in the “Coastal Skills Award or Enclosed Sea Skills Award” prior to commencement of the course
    • an assessment day is also required to obtain the full certification

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