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Advanced Whitewater Kayaking

To gain and enhance the skills and knowledge to be a competent role model for an intermediate client group. To be able to provide leadership with intermediate groups in river environments. To interpret the environment of inland water ways within Aotearoa NZ.

Course Code BSOE608
Level 6
Credits 15


  • Perform efficient paddling which would create suitable visual images for an intermediate paddler to learn from
  • Demonstrate self and group rescue techniques in personal kayaking and instructional kayaking
  • Analyse the components of safe, efficient white water techniques to enhance personal competence
  • Develop kayak instructor skills and knowledge
  • Evaluate kayak incidents and injuries and determine effective course of action for prevention and the crisis management
  • Analyse the conflicting ethical, cultural, environmental and resource factors relating to kayaking and kayak instruction
  • Research the cultural and environmental attributes of an area and enhance the knowledge of others through environmental interpretation
  • Examine and demonstrate attitudes, motivation, self-discipline, and organisational ability required of trainee professional outdoor educator