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Our Sea School Certificate Training Curriculum is on the mark!

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Improving skills for the conduction of marine expeditions and the facilitation of effective learning environments is our main focus and we provide these Training Pathways for your ongoing skill development.

Generally we offer our training through sequenced responsibility for expedition delivery, and we recognise prior learning in the process.

  • CREW (Level 1) includes the competencies to hand, reef and steer, operating as a capable member of a sailing crew

  • MATE (Level 2)  includes the competencies required of an assistant skipper, being able to lead by example, consistently perform at a high standard of skills and support the work of a skipper

  • SKIPPER (Level 3) – includes the application of advanced group facilitation, situational leadership, communication and navigation skills applied to different environments, leading to accredited activity leadership qualifications 

  • MASTER (Level 4) – includes the application of planning, co-ordination and training skills in a variety of disciplines, leading to accredited activity management and training qualifications

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Duke of Edinburgh Award:

  • You can complete Adventurous Journeys for Practice or Qualifying expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

  • Candidates for the Gold residential can take on assistant leadership positions on our expeditions.

  • Community service, physical recreation and skill development hours can also be undertaken through our expeditions and other events (which must be separate to your training and qualifying expeditions)

  • CREW training exceeds the Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition requirements for the Bronze award

  • MATE training exceeds the Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition requirements for the Silver and Gold awards

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 Staff training:

We can deliver a range of tailored and specialised training programs for the human services sector:

  • Increasing the depth of involvement, co-facilitation and teamwork in program delivery

  • Enhanced group facilitation and situational leadership skills

  • Clearer practice frameworks and approaches to learning

  • Working with conflict and holding space for challenging conversations

  • Trauma informed practice and the therapeutic use of adventures

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Creative approaches to group work training course:

This is a 3 day intensive training that can be tailored for particular staff groups and their context. Using the experiential learning frameworks at the core of our Sea School approaches, we learn about these as we apply our skills to the conduction of fun games, problem solving activities and facilitation of discussions about learning.

This is the most important and powerful tool for youth workers and other people working in group settings for educational or therapeutic outcomes.

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Other skill based training programs:

We conduct courses meet the needs of our current trainees and groups of interested persons, with a minimum of eight people to go ahead – contact us with your interest.

  • Learn to sail training courses – night school and overnight practical

  • Marine navigation training – night school and overnight practical

  • Recreational Boat Licence preparation training – discounted group assessments are arranged with Col at Bayside Boat Licensing

  • Scuba diving and snorkelling training  is being planned – contact us to join our crew if you are interested!

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Sailing Instructor Training process:

This intensive 5 day training covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to be a great skipper. You will need to already have had experience with us on expedition or weekend events, or have other sailing and group leadership skills.

The training is followed up with coaching and a requirement to build a logbook of experience in a variety of situations, with assessment provided as an RPL process once you are deemed to be fully independent. ⛵

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Australian Canoeing Qualifications:

Conducted on a needs basis – requires a minimum of eight trainees.

  • Flatwater Canoe or Kayak Lifeguard, Guide and Instructor

  • Coastal sit on top (SOT) kayak Guide

  • 6-8 days of training and group work assessment

  • Includes Australian Canoeing 3 year registration 

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Sea School Scholarships

We offer scholarship opportunities for our Sea School trainees who have demonstrated a high level of commitment to their training.

More information can be found here.

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3 Comments

  1. Lorraine Browne says:

    Great looking boat….she’s a real sweet’art !!

  2. Kaytlin Warner says:

    Hey there I’m interested in the training in April however I’ll be away. Is there any future training happening?

    Kind Regards,

    Kaytlin

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