Demonstrate inland kayaking skills on Grade 3 water

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the Evidence Guide.

1. Plan a kayaking activity.

1.1. Identify and plan food and water requirements according to principles of nutrition and contextual issues.

1.2. Identify an appropriate activity location according to relevant legislation and organisational policies and procedures.

1.3. Access relevant sources to interpret weather and environmental information and determine activity plan.

1.4. Identify potential hazards and obstacles associated with the activity and determine a contingency plan to minimise risks.

2. Select equipment.

2.1. Select kayak and equipment according to contextual issues and organisational policies and procedures, and check working condition.

2.2. Fit and adjust equipment according to manufacturer's specifications to ensure comfort, safety and suitability to the participant and kayak.

2.3. Select personal equipment for the activity and identify the design and or construction features that make it appropriate.

2.4. Select safety and rescue equipment appropriate to the activity location.

2.5. Waterproof, pack and fasten equipment that is not required on hand, and prepare kayak for transportation if required.

3. Control kayak in moving water.

3.1. Embark and disembark the kayak while maintaining stability.

3.2. Apply appropriate strokes and techniques to cross and break into and out of currents.

3.3. Negotiate or avoid hazards using a combination of strokes and techniques.

3.4. Support the kayak using the paddle to prevent capsize.

3.5. Apply knowledge of river and hydrological features to assist in controlling the kayak.

4. Plan and run a route through a rapid.

4.1. Scout and assess sections of moving water to identify hydrological features, hazards and impediments.

4.2. Select and navigate preferred route using efficient strokes and technique.

4.3. Apply navigation skills to determine location and follow route.

4.4. Maintain communication with other paddlers.

5. Roll a kayak in Grade 3 water.

5.1. Determine roll techniques appropriate for Grade 3 water.

5.2. Perform a roll on both sides and maintain calm while upside down in Grade 3 water.

5.3. Regain paddling position promptly on completion of roll.

6. Apply capsize procedures.

6.1. Perform, wherever possible, a roll in the event of a capsize.

6.2. Exit the kayak, when rolling is not possible, in a controlled manner following capsize.

6.3. Maintain appropriate body position in the water to minimise injury and entrapment.

6.4. Manoeuvre the upturned kayak to shore or to rescue craft, and empty water from kayak.

6.5. Re-enter the kayak in an eddy or bring ashore.

7. Evaluate kayaking activity.

7.1. Evaluate relevant aspects of the kayaking activity.

7.2. Identify improvements for future kayaking experiences.