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Flatwater Instructor Training Course

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Level 1 Flatwater Instructor Training 

Next Course - 20th and 21st April 2013 - Contact 88464120 / 0488 366 116


List of Units for the Level 1 Flatwater Canoeing Instructor Award

  • The instructional Awards have been devised to give an Instructor at least the minimum level of competence to operate as an Instructor in the outdoor recreation industry. This level of competence is Australian Canoeing’s recommended standard, using Units of Competence from the Outdoor Recreation Training Package.
  • An Instructor is a person who facilitates skill transfer or development to participants in order that they may act independently or with minimal supervision. This requires the Instructor to be able to critique technique, apply a variety of appropriate instructional strategies and may require them to assess participants’ skill acquisition at the end of a program or session.
  • Appropriate basic paddling skills are a pre-requisite.
  • Level 1 Flatwater instructors are qualified to instruct and lead groups on flat, undemanding water; including overnight trips. 
     

 

Level 1 Flatwater Instructor Training

 

Cost:

$330.00 per person for a two day course

What to bring along:

Personal paddling clothes/footwear. Change of clothes/towel, footwear to be worn in the canoe/kayak. Clothes suitable for swimming in cold water (NOT cotton/jeans etc). 
Most woolen/synthetic clothes are fine.

Pre-requisites:

Need to be able to perform the basic skills/strokes (even if you have a few bad habits!). At least ‘average’ fitness/flexibility (some components are physically strenuous) 

Location:

Courses are generally run at Westerfolds Park in Templestowe unless otherwise stated. Melways ref 21 F9

Start  / Finish Time

9am - 4/5pm

Application Forms

Both an Application Form, Indeminty Form and payment is required prior to the course.

 

 

For details of the units, please follow the links
 

 

Kayak

Canoe

Description

SRO KYK 001A

SRO CNE 001A

Demonstrate simple canoeing or kayaking skills

SRO NAV 001B

Same as kayak

Navigate in tracked or easy untracked areas

SRO ODR 001A

Same as kayak

Apply basic outdoor recreation logistics

SRO OPS 001B

Same as kayak

Implement minimal environmental impact practices

SRO OPS 002B

Same as kayak

Plan for minimal environmental impact

SRO OPS 003B

Same as kayak

Apply weather information

SRO KYK 002A SRO CNE 002A Demonstrate simple canoeing or kayaking skills to a high standard

SRO CNE 003A

Same as kayak Perform deep water rescues
SRO ODR 002A Same as kayak Plan outdoor recreation activities
SRO ODR 003A Same as kayak Plan outdoor recreation activities (advanced)
SRO ODR 006A Same as kayak Manage risk in an outdoor activity
SRO OPS 006B Same as kayak Use and maintain a temporary or overnight site 
SRX OHS 001B Same as kayak Follow defined Occupational Health and Safety policy and procedures
SRX RIK 001A Same as kayak Undertake risk analysis of activities
SRX GRO 003A Same as kayak Provide leadership to groups
SRO KYK 005A SRO CNE 006A Guide canoeing / kayaking trips on flat undemanding water
SRO KYK 006A SRO CNE 007A Instruct canoeing / kayaking on flat undemanding water
BSZ 404A Same as kayak Train small groups
SRX INU 002A Same as kayak Apply Sport and Recreation law

SRO FAD 001A

Same as kayak

Provide First Aid

  

PLEASE NOTE:  A copy of current Level 2 or equivalent First Aid certification is required for successful Assessment.                



Level 1 Flatwater Instructor Assessment - 19th May 2013
The instructional Awards have been devised to give an Instructor at least the minimum level of competence to operate as an Instructor in the outdoor recreation industry. This level of competence is Australian Canoeing’s recommended level using Units of Competence from the Outdoor Recreation Training Package.

An Instructor is a person who facilitates skill transfer or development to participants in order that they may act independently or with minimal supervision. This requires the Instructor to be able to critique technique, apply a variety of appropriate instructional strategies and may require them to assess participants’ skill acquisition at the end of a program or session.

Once the appropriate Skill and Rescue Awards have been obtained then the Instructional Award may be taken.

Level 1 Flatwater instructors are qualified to instruct and lead groups on flat, undemanding water; including overnight trips.

Level 1 Flatwater Instructor Assessment

 

Cost:

$200.00 per person for a one day course

What to bring along:

Personal paddling clothes/footwear appropriate for someone in charge of novice paddlers
Change of clothes/towel

Footwear to be worn in the canoe/kayak

Clothes suitable for swimming in cold water (NOT cotton/jeans etc)

Most woolen/synthetic clothes are fine

First Aid kit, suitable to spend the day in your canoe/kayak

Pre-requisites:

It is NOT a pre-requisite that the candidate has done the Level 1 Flatwater Instructor Training course.  However, he or she must be competent in ALL aspects of the assessment to achieve the Award.

Have a high level of canoeing/kayaking skills on flat water

Have a high level of teaching/group management skills on flat water

** To receive the ACAS Level 1Flatwater Instructor Award the candidate must also hold a current Level 2 or above First Aid certification

** Upon successful completion of the assessment, including the skills/teaching/rescue and theory components the candidate may apply to Australian Canoeing to become a registered Instructor.  This cost is $210 for three years($235 for both) Canoeing Victoria Club members receive discounts on these figures.

 

PLEASE NOTE: A copy of current Level 2 or equivalent First Aid certification is required for successful Assessment.              

 

 


 

 

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