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Outdoor Training College

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Kayaking - Short Courses

What is Kayaking?

Kayaking is the activity of using a double bladed paddle to propel a small water craft in a variety of water environments. There are many designs and specialisations of kayaks.

What is the difference between a kayak and canoe?

The main differences for a kayak are that in a kayak - you sit on a seat very low in the vessel, you paddle with a double bladed paddle, the storage capacity is lower and the vessel descriptor is prefixed with a "K" for kayak not "C" for canoe by manufacturers and knowledgeable paddlers - find out more (click here).

Skill Set / Short Course

maximum course duration: 3 months


SISSS00064 Kayaking - Guide - Flat and Undemanding Water


SISSS00067 Kayaking - Instruct - Flat and Undemanding Water


SISSS00066 Kayaking - Guide - Grade 2 Water


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SISSS00065 Kayaking - Guide - Grade 3 Water


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SISSS00068 Kayaking - Instruct - Grade 2 Water


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SISSS00069 Kayaking - Insruct - Grade 3 Water


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the OTC Difference

We guarantee we will run your course!

We GUARANTEE that if you ENROL we will RUN YOUR SELECTED COURSE- even if you are the ONLY PARTICIPANT!

Note: Face-to-Face training dates can be found on our TRAINING CALENDAR - Should you require a specific date or location, please contact the office and we can make mutual arrangements to assist you.

Blended Flexible Training

The course is delivered via our web-based on-line learning in conjunction with face-to-face training sessions in the field, a flexible blended learning environment.

The course content focuses on key skills that develop your knowledge so that you can successfully plan and deliver an outdoor recreation activity. This may include developing skills in risk management, navigation, weather interpretation, environment factors, health and safety, emergency response and overall planning skills in a wide range of work environments. These are all completed in the context of your selected activities and the online theory component of all courses

The face-to-face training and assessment is conducted in various locations throughout Australia and is based upon demand. The activity calendar is regularly updated, (every 3 months) to reflect current enrolments. The calendar is on-line allowing students to view and select their own training/ assessment session within their course time frame.

Course Pre-Requisites & RPL and Credit Transfer

RPL and Credit Transfer

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and or Credit transfer is available and you must meet the criteria associated with this process. Regardless of the assessment pathway undertaken the pricing structure remains the same.

Enrolment Requirements

This course has the following enrolment requirement:

  • Aged 18 or over (industry driven requirement), HSC or mature background.
  • It is desirable that participants have the physical attributes to participate in adventurous physical activities.
  • Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and any associated costs to and from face-to-face training and assessment sessions.
  • Have access to a fully-functional computer/smart device loaded with a web-browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox) and appropriate software applications to read PDF files (e.g. Adobe), produce documents (e.g. Microsoft Word etc)
  • Have access to a computer/smart device with reliable Internet access (ability to download and upload documentation from/to the College's online learning server)
  • Have a current valid email account for online learning and assessment communication and support;
  • Have a telephone and current valid telephone number for learning and assessment communication and support
  • Successfully complete all assessment tasks within the required timeframes.