South Metropolitan Scouts
The boating qualification Levels are:
Level 1:- Safe participation skill and knowledge of craft (n.a for Whitewater or Sea Kayaking)
Level 2:- Competent skills in boating have been achieved by candidate. This allows them to undertake boating activities with a group of level 2 participants
Level 3:- Advanced boating skills, some first aid knowledge and leadership skills. Able to instruct but not examine boating skills Except Level 1.
Instructor:- able to instruct and examine boating skills
Activities can be run for unqualified novices under the control of an instructor or depending on the activity a combination of qualified participants will satisfy requirements. For example for sailing and still water canoeing:
- “Familiarisation” activities involving unqualified participants must be under the control of a Level 3 charge certificate with one Level 2 certificate holder for every eight participants.
- For “Day activities” all participants should hold Level 1 Charge Certificates with one Level 2 or 3 for every four participants.
- “Expeditions” must be under the control of a Level 3 Charge certificate holder or all participants must hold Level 2 certificates.
Power boating is an exception to these arrangements where only the operator of the watercraft must hold the qualification.
Depending on the water activity specific conditions can apply which are covered in the Water Activities policy. Activity leaders should be familiar with the policy.
Instructors can organise and support training activities on request. In addition, the region offers training and qualification days. Dates for courses will be published early in 2005.
To download the current Water Activities policy (dated January 2005) Click here
To download the current Water Activities qualification application, Click here
To download the current Boat Certificate from, Click here
Who can help me?
NSW Maritime Authority ”formerly Waterways” http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/index.html
National Tidal Centre http://www.ntf.flinders.edu.au/index.html
Bureau of Meteorology- NSW http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/nsw/
NSW Daily River Reports http://waterinfo.dlwc.nsw.gov.au/drr/index.html
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