Sea Leader Induction
A practical situation provides a valuable learning environment
Sea Leadership Induction
Take your sea kayaking skills to the next level
This programme is a high quality introduction for people considering employment or leadership opportunities in a coastal or sea environment. However, it's not just an instructor programme, it's for all paddlers who want to be challenged.
Have you pressure tested your skills?
Can our best sea instructors will challenge you to improve?
The course will cover developments in methodology, management, assessment and all things sea kayaking. You will learn by doing, you will learn by bouncing ideas off each other, you will learn by watching others and then analysing.
Do your management procedures stand up under scrutiny. This course will provide you with skills and procedures that will help you to develop a step by step thought process to handle potential incidents at sea under pressure.
The programme will also provide participants the opportunity to attain Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) qualifications such as Sea Leader, Sea Guide, Sea Instructor, Advanced Sea Skills or Advanced Sea Instructor. (Further personal paddling, project work, instruction and assessment may be required beyond the time allowed in the course) Course participants will be expected to be involved in Sea Skills Workshops
Registration is essential. CLICK HERE for a registration form
Early-bird registration - $200.00 (by Friday 14th June 2013)
Normal Registration - $250.00
Please note: Registration for an activity, course or workshop does not ensure the event will occur as described or entitle attendance. Weather or other environmental factors may influence the decision of the instructors or leadership about the safety of participants or the conduct of the event either before of during the event
Friday 28th June 2013, Canoe SA, Bower Road, WEST LAKES (1900 for 1930 start to 2200)
Introduction and course content review
Equipment for sea kayaking.
What will change when you are a leader? - Community perception/expectations of instructors/leaders, legal obligations
What is good instruction? What are the characteristics of a good instructor?
Process of becoming an Instructor/Guide/Leader
Awards- ACAS Awards, suggested training and experiential learning components.
Critique of instruction; View a number of quality instructors in action.
Planning Instructional Sessions & required structure/components for a session plan.
Sunday 30th June 2013, Garden Island and environs (0900 to 1500, including BYO lunch)
Basic kayak control skills on water….(trainee mini-sessions)
Personal feedback, skills improvement and extension
Rescues & Tows
Sunday 30th June 2013 Canoe SA, Bower Road, WEST LAKES (1600 to 2000 - including dinner)
Aus Canoeing website and resources
Basic navigation resources
Basic weather information resources
Local area information resources
Concept of Risk and Risk management - process, planning, documentation, recording & maintaining records
Risk Management Policy, AC Safety Guidelines, Critical incident review
Risk Management Document Structure and example
Sunday 7th July 2013, South-coast (0900 to 1630)
Middleton to Pt. Elliott
Rough Water skills & management /surf zone skills & management /launching through surf/short passage with group management scenarios, surf landings.
Review of relevant assessment tasks (ACAS documentation)
Have fun with what you are doing and people will be drawn to it!