The VSTC are able to provide a number of paddlers with the opportunity to complete the Foundation Level (formerly Level 1) of the Coaching Course for a subsidized fee.  The course is a combination online work, in person training course, supervised practical experience and assessment.  The course cost is $190, the VSTC will provide a subsidy of $100 per paddler for completion of the course, thus reducing the cost to $90.  The opportunity is open to all Victorian paddlers with suitable slalom paddling experience.  The purpose of providing this opportunity is to encourage paddlers to diversify their skills and get involved with coaching and be able to help with ongoing programs.  There are limits to the number of subsidies available and how long this offer is open for.

The online component can be completed now.  The in person training course will be scheduled when restrictions allow.

Any paddler interested in participating should email the VSTC at with contact details to register their interest.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Runting 0429 130 739 or send an email to the above email address.

For further information on the Coaching Accreditation process see Paddle Australia Website

The following is an over view of the new coaching framework.



This coaching webinar will focus on the newly released Canoe Slalom Foundation Coaching course and will be held over two 90-minute sessions held between 3:30 – 5:00 pm (AEST) on Sunday 26th September and Sunday 3 October 2021.

 The webinar will be presented by National Coaches Julien Billaut and Robin Jeffery and will go through the Foundation course curriculum, especially addressing coaching skills, fundamentals of good technique and its importance for future results.  The webinar will also cover:

– Foundation skills
– Risk management
– Equipment
– Physical preparation
– Q & A

This webinar’s technical level will be focused on current qualified coaches, Level 1 Whitewater coaches eligible to receive Foundation Coaching qualification under ‘recognised prior learning’ and those wishing to become a Foundation Coach.

If you are interested in qualifying as a Foundation Coach these are the steps you need to take:

  1. Create an account in the Paddle Australia Education system (this is separate to any club membership accounts) This registration may take up to 24 hours to be confirmed –
  2. Complete the PA online Introduction to Coaching course.
  3. Complete the Australian Sports Commission Community Coaching General Principles course:
  4. Complete of the Play By The Rules Child Protection course:
  5. Sign and return the PA Application for Registration form 

This webinar does not replace the need to complete the online Foundation Coaching course but will provide clarification and offer discussions that will assist in completing the online course.

The webinar will be held on Google Meet, joining link below:

Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Connect Series – Foundation Coaching Webinar

Sunday, September 26 · 3:30 – 5:00pm and Sunday 3 October 2021

Video call link:

Or dial: ‪(AU) +61 2 9051 6442 PIN: ‪828 359 756#

More phone numbers:

  If you have any questions, please contact Jill Bassett on 0419 107 560 or


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