This course is delivered at various sites around Queensland and is delivered over a 2 day time frame. There is also the opportunity for learners who need a little more time to consolidate and demonstrate their skills to attend an extra day if required.


These units can be undertaken via RPL if you are currently working in an outdoor recreation environment and have access to experienced outdoor leaders with a qualification in Canoeing / Kayaking who would be willing to vouch for your skills.

Canoeing Guide Flat Skill Set

Canoe Guide Course Description . .. .

Flat water canoeing is an excellent tool for outdoor leaders to help students learn teamwork, communication and problem solving skills. This course will provide (or give you a chance to refresh) the skills and knowledge required to guide a group of canoeists on flatwater.

As with all of our courses we pay special attention to how this activity can be used educationally by paying specific attention to teaching strategies, active reflection methods and how to help your group members transfer their learning to everyday life.

The course is run over 5 days and covers:

  • basic skills of canoeing
  • deep water rescues
  • navigation
  • group management
  • teaching and reflection strategies

This course will consist of:
  • precourse work,
  • attendance at a 3 day training course (Friday - Sunday),
  • a project and practice to be undertaken in your own time and,
  • a final 2 day overnight assessment weekend.

Those wishing to guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water.

Learning Outcomes:

  • SISOCNE202A Perform deep water rescues
  • SISOCNE201A Demonstrate simple canoeing skills
  • SISONAV201A Demonstrate navigation skills in a controlled environment
  • SISOCNE303A Apply canoeing skills
  • SISOCNE305A Guide canoeing trips on flat and undemanding water

Upcoming Courses

Name Location Course Start Date Course End Date Cost
Canoe Guide Course - Training (Private course, contact the RTO to enrol) Tallebudgera 29/03/2019 31/03/2019 $600.00    
Canoe Guide Course - Assessment Weekend (Overnight course) Tallebudgera & Tweed 18/05/2019 19/05/2019 $0.00