16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106   Tel: 61 2 9998 3700


16 Mitala Street, Newport NSW 2106
Tel: 61 2 9998 3700

Assistant Instructor Course

From January 10, 2020 08:30 until January 10, 2020 16:00
Categories: Training, Centreboard
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Course Overview

This course focuses on the skills that an Assistant Instructor will need to assist a qualified Australian Sailing Instructor in delivering dinghy training courses. This qualification is for those who wish to progress in the sport by helping others who are learning.

Course Prerequisites

  • Must be 12 years-old

  • Water confident

  • Comply with relevant State Maritime Licence requirements

Who should do this course?

This course is for anyone wishing to work / help out at an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre or those wishing to go on to become a Dinghy Instructor. It's a great introduction to instructing for teenagers and also others wanting to help out at their Centre, such as parents, volunteers, etc.



Course Outcome

The course aims to provide you with a good foundation in the structure of the Dinghy Program, including an awareness of the fundamental skills, effective communication skills and an introduction to risk management. 

Pending your success, you will gain the Dinghy Assistant Instructor qualification. 


We recognise that some of our course participants are completing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award and may be using sailing and/or club membership to complete one or more sections of The Award. To learn more, click here

Active Kids Vouchers

The NSW Government is helping kids get active with the new Active Kids program and Australian Sailing is an approved provider. From 31 January 2018, parents, guardians and carers can apply for a voucher valued up to $100 per calendar year for each school-enrolled child. The voucher may be used with an approved activity provider for registration, participation and membership costs for sport, fitness and active recreation activities. Apply for your voucher online here

If you wish to use your voucher as part payment for your instructor course please enter the discount code 'ACTIVEKIDS' on registration and email your voucher code to carl.webster@sailing.org.au.


Having trouble registering?

This system requires the preresquites to be already on your profile. You are able to upload these directly here. Should you still have any issues or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact either Carl Webster or Craig Ferris

Carl Webster - 0415 707 305 or carl.webster@sailing.org.au or Craig Ferris - 0418 432 674 or craig.ferris@sailing.org.au



The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - RPAYC is a yacht racing and sailing club based on Pittwater.

The yacht club offers year round inshore and offshore racing, cruising, centreboard dinghy racing, sail training and courses plus has a large marina accommodating up to 352 vessels.

There is also a modern boatyard with comprehensive marine services to help maintain your vessel.

Membership, including family membership is now available.

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