Paddle Australia Assessors are appointed for a period of three (3) years. These people are instructors in their own right who have additional experience and an ability to judge the standards of paddlers.

The Basic Skills Award is purely an introduction and participant award that can be delivered and assessed by a current PA Supervisor, Guide, Coach or Instructor.

More information on the Basic skills award can be found here

This award is designed for Flatwater and Sea Guides or Instructors leading groups of paddlers on Grade 1 water that is clearly moving and has hazards such as strainers and a degree of risk, but less than that of a Grade 2 river.

This award is an endorsement that can be gained when a leadership award is already held. This endorsement enables leaders to run overnight camping programs