Sea Kayak

    Sea Kayak Qualifications Pathway

    NB: The green boxes indicate where you can enter a qualification. The red boxes show where you are required to hold a NZOIA Sea Kayak qualification as a prerequisite.

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    Sea Kayak Leader

    This qualification is for people who lead sea kayaking experiences in sheltered coastal or lake environments.

    Two-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak Leader Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak Guide

    This is a guiding qualification for those that guide multi day trips in coastal, lake or open water areas where adverse conditions and limited periods of exposed coast may be encountered.

    Two-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak Guide Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak Instructor Endorsement

    The holder of this qualification can organise, lead and instruct trips on coastal, lake or open water areas where adverse conditions and limited periods of exposed coast may be encountered. 

    One-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak Instructor Endorsement Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak 1

    The holder of this qualification can organise, lead and instruct trips in coastal, lake or open water areas where adverse conditions and limited periods of exposed coast may be encountered. 

    Three-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak 1 Scope and Syllabus

    Sea Kayak 2

    The holder of this qualification can organise, lead and instruct all aspects of the skills required for multi-day Sea Kayak expeditions. An expedition is considered to be greater than 3 days, where extended periods of exposed coastlines with restricted landing sites and open ocean is encountered. Adverse conditions are to be expected and the route may have been previously unvisited. Candidates must hold the NZOIA Sea Kayak 1 or Sea Kayak Guide - Instructor Endorsement qualification.

    Three-day assessment.

    Sea Kayak 2 Scope and Syllabus

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