The next Flatwater Lifeguard Course will be on:
Course Location: Canoe SA Aquatic Reserve Bower Road, West Lakes.
Click <HERE> for the Registration form for all Flatwater Lifeguard courses
Courses held at Canoe SA, Aquatic Reserve, Corner Bower Rd & Old Port Rd, West Lakes
Note: Flatwater Instructor Induction is provided as a combination of Flatwater Lifeguard & Flatwater Skills courses
Courses can be arranged for groups of 5 or more, please enquire if you are unable to attend the above courses.
(CLICK HERE to go to Flat-water Skills information page)
Please note: Flat-water Instructor induction is provided as a combination of Flat-water Lifeguard and Flat-water Skills courses. Attendance at a course does not imply awarding of the ACAS qualification. Awarding of the qualification is achieved by meeting the assessment criteria for the award.
Flatwater Lifeguard - $350.00
Flatwater Skills Course - $350.00
Both courses taken together - $575.00
Course fees can be paid by:
EFT: Account name – Canoe SA Education, BSB – 805 005, Account # - 5159434
Cheque: Please make the cheque out to Canoe SA Education and post it with your application
Credit Card: Fax your registration form to Canoe SA on 8240 3295 or contact the Canoe SA Office on 8240 3294 with your credit card details handy
Please note: please enclose payment for course attendance with your enrolment form
Forward your Registration Form to Canoe SA
By post: Canoe SA, PO Box 281, PORT ADELAIDE, SA 5015
By Fax: 08 8240 3295
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Holders of the Canoe/Kayak Lifeguard award are qualified to manage a paddling activity in enclosed situations, performing rescues as required, where the group under supervision can be seen from a single vantage point at any time and does not leave the immediate launch area
Flatwater (Canoe or Kayak) Lifeguard Course Format:
The course will include both on-water practical and off-water theory components.
Please come prepared for paddling on both days of the course. That means ensuring sufficient warm clothing to change into after on-water sessions
The course format is subject to change (due to changing weather conditions or at the discretion of course staff)
The course content will include:
- Hazard identification & risk assessment of an enclosed area paddling session
- Planning a paddling session (enclosed area)
- Instruction & training methodologies
- Communication and leadership
- Environmental impact
- Flat-water paddling skills
At the commencement of the course you will be provided with:
- Australian Canoeing Award Scheme Canoe/Kayak Lifeguard resources booklet (or e-copy)
- Information about the assessment process
You will be provided with relevant industry information during the course.
For those who do not meet the pre-requisite experience requirements, the course will serve as an experience towards assessment at a later date. Assessment of the practical components of the course can be conducted at a later date by negotiation with the Canoe SA office or an appropriate assessor (costs may apply)
As candidates may commence the course with different skill levels, assessments for Australian Canoeing awards will be discussed with participants throughout the course. It is important that you bring the following documents with you to the course to ensure the most streamlined pathway to final assessment. Please contact the Canoe SA office if there are any questions
Documents required for assessment (copies only please):
· Senior First Aid Certificate
· Log book/summary of paddling experience that meets the requirement of award being assessed
· Any relevant qualifications (such as teaching certificates, AusSwim, AYF) and existing statements of attainment
· Completed Assessment Project for ACAS award being sought
The course registration fee does not include fees for assessment or fee for registration of the Flatwater (Canoe or Kayak) Lifeguard Awards.
As the course contains some assessment components, it is important that you come prepared and with the correct clothing and equipment. Click <HERE> for the clothing and equipment list
Please contact the Canoe SA office (ph: 08 8240 3294, Monday - Friday, during normal working hours) if you have any queries regarding the course you want to attend.