Event Details

Event Name
Enclosed Sea Assessment 
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?
Event Description

Coastal and Enclosed Sea Instructor/Guide Assessment

This is the Queensland Canoeing Assessment for participants to achieve their Paddle Australia Qualification.

Award Definition:

The Enclosed Sea Guide Award is for people seeking professional certification in enclosed sea paddling environments using sea kayaks.  The Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme (PAQS) 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


Candidates for assessment should have achieved substantial paddling and guiding experience and qualifications suitable to meet assessment criteria for the Enclosed Sea Guide qualification as defined in the ACAS evidence guidelines for the award prior to undertaking the assessment.

  • QC Enclosed Sea Guide Training or legitimate equivalent
  • Proven paddling, guiding, instructional and rescue skills and experience
  • Meet all log book requirements
  • First Aid and CPR certificates (appropriate to your organisations requirements & area of operation)
  • Please Note:
    • this is a guide assessment, it is not a training curse
    • assessors will not provide any training or instruction
    • a candidate is not registered as a Flatwater Guide until all components of the assessment and registration process are completed and the appropriate fee for registration is paid
    • attendance and participation in a course is not a guarantee to successful assessment

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