Skills Progression Summary
‘Basic Skills Award’ (for details download Basic-skills-Assessment-rec1-3, 761KB)
‘Introduction to Sea Skills Award’ (for details Evidence-Guildeline-Intro-to-Sea-skills)
‘Sea Skills Award’ (for details Evidence-Guildeline-Sea-skills)
‘Sea Leader Award’ (for details Evidence-Guildeline-Sea-leader)
Introduction to Sea Skills and the SKCWA Intermediate Award
For some time the Club has recognised that quite a gap exists between Paddle Australia’s Basic Skills and Sea Skills Awards. The Sea Kayak Club of WA initiated a Club-based Award which we called the SKCWA Intermediate Award. However, the Award was not successfully implemented, and an alternative now exists. Les Allen, one of the founding members of our club, has been instrumental in setting up a new Introduction to Sea Skills Award with Paddle Australia, which will fill the gap between the Basic Skills and Sea Skills Awards. Several club instructors are now running courses based in Rockingham, Hillarys, Mandurah and Albany.
SKCWA Safety Guidelines and Operating Procedures
Safety documents for downloading (PDFs)
Details about what is required to pass the Paddle Australia Awards can be found on the PA website here.
Details about member insurance can be found on the Paddle Australia website here.