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Flatwater Guide Award

Award Definition:

The Flatwater Guide Award is for people seeking professional certification in flat water paddling environments.  The Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) is the industry benchmark certification designed to meet the needs of the canoeing / kayaking guide industry for education, recreational and tourism sectors nationwide.

Holders of the Flatwater Guide Award have been assessed at and are qualified to lead or guide day and half day trips on inland waters such as open lakes and rivers (but not on whitewater or at sea) in controlled conditions for inland kayaking and canoeing which include:

  • Sheltered and calm waters
  • Minimal wind
  • Ease of access to shore
  • Minimal flow of water

Flatwater Guide Training Course

Flatwater Guide Assessment

Flatwater Guide – Assessment Guidelines


For Enquiries contact:

Steven Rowland, Education and Recreation Officer;

On 07 3899 1667 or by email to qc.education@canoe.org.au


Sunday 21st January 2018

8:00am to 4:00pm

Sinbad Street Boat Ramp, Shorncliffe

Training Course

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February 2018

8:00am to 4:00pm

Sinbad Street Boat Ramp, Shorncliffe