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Our Sea School Certificate Training Curriculum is under development and starting to come together really well!


Sea School Certificate skills training:

Conducted several times a year – see the 2018 Calendar of Events and contact us for details of the next training dates

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

  • 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) – Gaining skills in the application of planning, co-ordination and training skills in a variety of disciplines, leading to accredited management and training qualifications


Duke of Edinburgh Award training:

  • Adventurous Journeys for Practice or Qualifying at all levels

  • Community service, physical recreation and skill development hours can also be undertaken with The Sea School expeditions and other events (seperate to your training and qualifying expeditions)

  • Sea School Certificate level 1 training meets the Duke of Edinburgh Award training and qualifying expedition requirements for the Bronze award

  • Sea School Certificate level 2 training meets the Duke of Edinburgh Award training and qualifying expedition requirements for the Silver and Gold award

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We provide Training Pathways for your ongoing skill development in the conduction of marine expeditions and/or the facilitation of effective learning environments, along with other tailored training courses.


Staff training programs:

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

  • Developing teams and the depth of co-facilitation 

  • Group facilitation and situational leadership skills

  • Practice frameworks and approaches to learning

  • Working with conflict and holding space for challenging conversations

  • Trauma informed practice and the therapeutic use of adventures


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.


Other skill based training programs:

We conduct these occasionally to meet the needs of our current trainees and groups of interested persons. Need a minimum of eight people to go ahead – when we have a few we can advertise dates that suit you.

  • Learn to sail day training courses

  • Marine navigation training – night school and day practical

  • Recreational Boat Licence preparation training – we undertake discounted group assessments with Col at Bayside Boat Licensing

  • Scuba diving tickets being planned for Easter – contact us to join in!


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 come with 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 fully independent.


Australian Canoeing Qualifications:

Conducted on a needs basis – requires a minimum of eight trainees. Contact us to be put on the current list.

  • Flatwater Canoe or Kayak 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 and insurance coverage to operate independently

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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.




  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,


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