Event Details



Event Name
Coastal & Enclosed Sea Guide/Instructor Assessment 
Organisation Type
State 
Organisation Name
Paddle Queensland 
Event Start Date
12-10-2019 
Event Start Time
08:00:00 
Event End Date
12-10-2019 
Event Finish Time
17:00:00 
Location
Victoria Point 

Is non-financial member registration allowed?
Yes 
Participants Gender
ALL 
Maximum number of Participants
Type of Event
Education 
Accepting Entries
No 

Who is responsible for the overall event?
Paddle Queensland 
Organiser's Email Address
education.qld@paddle.org.au 
Event Registration Manager
Steven Rowland 
Event Registration Manager's Email Address?
education.qld@paddle.org.au 
Discipline
Recreational - Sea Kayaking, Ultra Marathon,  
Event Description

COASTAL / ENCLOSED SEA GUIDE AND INSTRUCTOR ASSESSMENT

Saturday 12th October 2019

This course is the Paddle Queensland pathway to prepare the participant for the Coastal Guide, Enclosed Sea Guide or Enclosed Sea Instructor Assessment to achieve their Paddle Australia qualification.

Award Definitions:

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.

Coastal Guide Award

The Coastal Guide Award is for people seeking professional certification in coastal water paddling environments using sit-on-top craft.

Holders of the Coastal Guide Award have demonstrated the ability to plan and conduct guided kayaking activities in sit on top kayaks in coastal conditions defined as:

  • Estuaries, embayment’s and areas enclosed or partially enclosed by fringing reef or islands
  • Areas of exposed coastline that are simple, not involving overfalls, tidal races, difficult landings or open crossings may be included
  • Distances of up to 1 nautical mile from the nearest shore
  • Conditions below Fresh (17 knots) as defined by the Beaufort Scale and used by the Bureau of Meteorology
  • Breaking (overtopping) waves (sea) up to 0.5m
  • Surf to 0.5m

i.e.: - you are able to impart the skills required for participants to partake in a half/day trip with you, where if anything goes wrong you are there to deal with it.

Enclosed Sea Guide Award

The Enclosed Sea Guide Award is for people seeking professional certification in enclosed sea paddling environments using sea kayaks.

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

i.e.: - you are able to impart the skills required for participants to partake in a half/day trip with you, where if anything goes wrong you are there to deal with it.

Enclosed Sea Instructor Award

The Enclosed Sea Instructor Award is for people seeking professional certification in enclosed sea paddling environments using sea kayaks.

Holders of the Enclosed Sea Instructor Award are qualified to train individuals and groups on activity and day-based programs in sea kayaks in enclosed sea 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

i.e.: - you are able to train a group of beginner students with practical and theory sessions to a level where they are able to plan and undertake a trip on their own (and/or pass the enclosed sea skills award), where if anything goes wrong, you have trained the students to deal with it.

Pre-Requisites:

Candidates for assessment should have achieved substantial paddling, guiding and instructional experience and qualifications suitable to meet assessment criteria for the qualification they will be assessed for, as defined in the PAQS evidence guidelines for the award prior to undertaking the assessment.

  • The Paddle Queensland Coastal/Enclosed Sea Guide or Instructor 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 and instructor assessment, it is not a training curse
    • assessors will not provide any training or instruction
 


Event Website
https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=35093