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NSW - Dinghy Instructor Course - Woollahra SC


Sat 23 Sep 2023 08:30 — Sun 24 Sep 2023 17:00
Australian Sailing - Dinghy Instructor

Course information

This course is sold out.

Female participants - HerSport HerWay Grant 50% subsidy for women and girls - Use the code HERSPORT50

Active / Creative Kids Vouchers

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 1st of July 2023, parents, guardians, and carers can apply for a voucher valued up to $50 for all NSW children aged 4.5 to 18 years, who are currently enrolled in school. This voucher will be valid until 31 January 2024 and is not means tested.

If you wish to use your voucher as part of payment for your instructor course, please email with your voucher code. 


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 the NSW Club Support Team (See contact details here)



Please note, that venue and course dates may change at any stage for operational requirements. All registered particiapants will be advised as soon as possible of any changes.

Course Overview

This course aims to teach instructors how to deliver the first three courses of the Dinghy Program including Start Sailing 1, Start Sailing 2 and Better Sailing. Participants will learn and practise effective techniques for theory and practical instructing with continuous feedback and support.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be 16 years old and Water Confident
  • Comply with the State/Territory legislation including, but not only, child protection laws (if applicable in that state). Please click here for details on your State/Territories  child protection requirements.
  • Hold the level of competence in the Program they wish to instruct
  • Hold a currentAustralian  HLTAID003/011 - Provide First Aid Certificate (or higher)
  • Hold a  current maritime licence, or state equivalent
  • Hold an Australian Sailing Powerboat Handling Certificate. If you completed the Safety Boat Operator but not the Powerboat Handling course, please upload the Safety Boat Operator Certificate HERE and the Powerboat Handling Certificate will be added against your profile

Prerequisite Learning

Who should do this course?

This course is for anyone looking to become a Dinghy Instructor and instruct the Dinghy learn to sail program at an accredited Discover Sailing Centre.



Course Outcome

The course aims to develop skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • General Instructing skills - Communication, Planning, Risk Management, etc
  • Fundamental sailing skills: Tacking, gybing, capsize recovery, etc
  • Powerboat skills, whilst instructing, including towing

Pending your success, you will gain the Dinghy 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