Kayak

    Kayak Leader

    This qualification is for people who lead kayaking experiences in flat or sheltered water environments. Two-day assessment.

    Kayak Leader Scope and Syllabus

    Kayak 1

    The holder of this qualification can organise, instruct and guide kayak experiences on class 2 white water. They can teach introductory kayak skills, including rolling, on flat water to class 2 white water. Three-day assessment.

    Holding a minimum of River Rescue 1 is a prerequisite for Kayak 1.

    Kayak 1 Scope and Syllabus

    Kayak 2 Upgrade

    This upgrade assessment is only available to those who hold a current NZOIA Class III River Management certificate (no longer available).  The holder of the Kayak 2 qualifiaction can organise, instruct and guide kayakaing on class 3 white water.  They can teach intermedieate/advanced kayak skills on flat to class 3 white water.  Two-day assessment.

    Kayak 2 Upgrade Scope and Syllabus

    Kayak 2

    The holder of this qualification can organise, instruct and guide kayaking on class 3 white water. They can teach intermediate/advanced kayak skills on flat to class 3 white water. Three-day assessment.

    Holding River Rescue 2 is a prerequisite for Kayak 2.

    Kayak 2 Scope and Syllabus

    Multisport Kayak

    The holder of this qualification can organise, instruct and lead multisport kayaking on flat water and moving water up to and including class II. This includes instruction and leading on sheltered flat water environments e.g. lakes and estuaries, where wind and waves may have an adverse effect on paddlers. Multisport kayaks are typically 4.5 - 6.5 metres in length and constructed of lightweight materials e.g. kevlar, carbon or fibreglass.

    Multisport Kayak Scope and Syllabus

    Multisport Kayak Endorsement (for current NZOIA Kayak 1 or 2 holders)

    The holder of this qualification can organise, instruct and lead Multisport kayaking on flat water and moving water up to and including class II. This includes instructing and leading on sheltered flat water environments e.g. lakes and estuaries, where wind and waves may have an adverse effect on paddlers. Multisport kayaks are typically 4.5 – 6.5 metres in length and constructed of lightweight materials e.g. kevlar, carbon or fibreglass. Note: NZOIA Kayak 1 or 2 is a prequisite for this qualification.

    Multisport Kayak Endorsement Scope and Syllabus

    Kayak 2 - Class III - River Management - No Longer Offered

    Part 1 of the Kayak 2 qualification, Class III - River Management is no longer offered, however those that already hold it are still able to revalidate it.  We recommend you look at ‘upgrading’ to Kayak 2 by attending a Kayak 2 Upgrade Assessment (2 day) or joining a 3 day Kayak 2 assessment for the fee of a 2 day course.

    Kayak 2 - Class III River Management Scope and Syllabus

    Kayak Flatwater - No Longer Offered

    Kayak Flatwater is no longer offered, however those that already hold it are still able to revalidate it. 

    Kayak Flatwater Scope and Syllabus

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