Certficate IV Outdoor Recreation

Introduction – Flat Water Kayaking

Several weeks ago, the students from the Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation program conducted their three-day introduction into flat water kayaking on the beautiful Huon River.

Students spent three days learning the basic fundamentals of kayaking, rescue techniques, different types of strokes, operating a kayak safely, loading and unloading and setting up for safe kayak adventures.  The Autumn weather turned it on for the first two days with no rain or clouds in sight, however the third day was a little less favourable!

The highlight was the third day where students paddled for approximately four hours.  The day allowed students to consolidate what they had learnt over the first two days and culminated with some white water induction.

The students had a blast and are hungry for more white water action and will get plenty more opportunities as the course rolls forward over the next six months.

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Kayaking Skills

Kayaking Skills - Nate & Ange

Our Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation students improved dramatically in their kayaking skills last week.

The group tackled the pumping Derwent River, discovered the tranquility and bird life of Brown’s Rivulet and paddled into the surf at Kingston Beach.

Still in whitewater kayaks, they were practicing ferry gliding, rolling and crossing into eddies. They also kept teaching each other paddling strokes, in preparation for becoming flat water instructors by the end of the Certificate IV Outdoor Recreation Course.

Kayaking Skills

Kayaking Skills

Kayaking Skills

Kayaking Skills

Kayaking Skills