Training Courses

Canoeing Victoria

Canoeing Victorian is the peak body for paddling activities in Victoria. They provide services for recreational paddling, outdoor education / teaching professionals, coaching and competition paddling across a range of paddling disciplines.

Canoeing Victorian are a registered National Training Provider for the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme. Canoeing Victoria provide paddling courses for a range of paddlers, from beginners through to expert and professional level instructing and coaching qualifications.

Just starting to paddle?

Canoeing Victoria’s Foundation Skill Course is the perfect affordable short course for new paddlers keen to start their paddling right. Check it out here

For further details on the courses and opportunities Canoeing Victorian can provide you, visit the Canoeing Victoria website.

East Coast Kayaking

East Coast Kayaking specialise in all things related to sea kayaking. They can provide knowledge and equipment through their store and expert kayak training courses for the beginner paddler up to professional level qualifications. As a registered National Training Provider of the Australian Canoeing Award Scheme, they can provide training to become a kayak guide or instructors. If you’re getting into coastal paddling, the East Coast Kayaking website is a great place to start. Visit their website for more information.

River/Whitewater Rescue Training

Swiftwater Safety Institute – The Sound of Water

The Swiftwater Safety Institute bring their whitewater rescue courses to Australia through The Sound of Water. Their swiftwater rescue courses are geared towards Whitewater recreation paddlers and whitewater professionals.

Learn more by visiting their website

Canoeing Victoria ACAS River Rescue Courses

Canoeing is the Victorian provider of Australian Canoeing Award Scheme (ACAS) River Rescue courses. Australian Canoeing have three levels of River Rescue courses designed to meet the needs of recreational paddlers and professionals that work in river environments. Canoeing Victoria predominately provide the River Rescue 2 course as it meets most candidates need in Victoria. For more information check out Canoeing Victoria’s website

The Rescue Training Group

The long established Rescue Training Group provide a number of training courses to meet the needs of whitewater paddlers and rescue professionals. To view the full list of their offered courses, visit their website

First Aid Training for Paddlers

Paddlers often paddle in areas that are fairly remote and hard to access. Emergency services such as ambulances often can’t gain easy access quickly in times of need. For paddlers, Remote or Wilderness First Aid courses are considered best practice as they cover more comprehensive and relevant first aid for the paddling environment. Of course, any first aid knowledge is better than none so it is strongly encouraged that all paddlers maintain some form of first aid qualification.

Survive First Aid Courses

There are a large number of first aid course providers in Victoria however, Survive specialise in remote area and wilderness first aid courses. Survive First Aid provide a number of first aid courses perfect for all paddlers, from recreation paddlers to seasoned professional paddling guide or instructors.

Check out their courses