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Our alpine team are responsible for training and certifying all Australian alpine instructors.
Here you can browse the different courses and exams that will help you on the path to becoming a great instructor.

Check out the information below to learn more.

Alpine level 1

Alpine level one

Our alpine level one certification is aimed at people who are interested in entering the snowsport industry for the first time.

Course

The alpine level one course is our introductory course.

The three-day course covers the skills needed to teach first time, beginner skiers (specialising in teaching children) up to steered snowplough turns.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be a current member (included in course package)
  • Own the current teaching manual (included in course package)
  • Be 16 years of age at the commencement of the course
  • Minimum intermediate skier ability (can ski parallel on blue runs)
  • No previous work experience is required

Exam

The one day alpine level one exam is conducted in a training day/continuous assessment format.

Exam Prerequisites

  • Be a current member
  • Own the current teaching manual
  • Be 16 years of age at the commencement of the exam
  • Minimum intermediate skier ability (can ski parallel on blue runs)
  • Have completed all units of the alpine level one course
Alpine level 2

Alpine level 2

Our alpine level two qualification is aimed at core group lessons instructors that need to teach both beginner children and adults.

This qualification is suitable for working, level one certified instructors who wish to improve their skills and advance their teaching career.

Course

The three-day course covers the skills needed to teach beginner adults and children up to stem christie turns.

This course covers topics such as; class handling, safety, technical information, skier analysis, skiing and demonstrating ability all based around the performance of steering as used in our teaching system. 

Course Prerequisites

  • Be a current member
  • Own the current teaching manual
  • Currently working for an approved snowsport school
  • Passed all units of the alpine level one exam (or have been approved for RPL)

Exam

The two-day exam utilises both the station assessment type for skiing and demonstration tasks and the group scenario assessment type for teaching tasks. The theory paper is delivered in the weeks preceding the on-snow exam.

Exam Prerequisites

  • Be a current member
  • Own the current teaching manual
  • Have completed all units of the alpine level two course
  • Have a minimum of 50 hours teaching experience
  • Have completed a minimum of 25 hours in-house training (in addition to the course)
Alpine level 3

Alpine level 3

Our alpine level three qualification is aimed at the intermediate class and private lesson instructor.

This qualification is suitable for experienced, working, level two certified instructors who would like to teach more advanced progressions.

Course

The five-day course covers the skills needed to teach intermediate skiers from pole plant to carved medium turns and how to introduce guests to situational skiing.

The course covers topics such as; class handling, safety, technical information, skier analysis, skiing and demonstrating ability all based around the performance of steering and carving as used in the Australian teaching system.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be a current member
  • Own the current teaching manual
  • Currently working for an approved snowsport school
  • Passed all units of the alpine level two exam (or have been approved for RPL)
  • Have a minimum of one full-time season of instructing experience

Exam

The two-day exam utilises both the station assessment type for skiing and demonstration tasks and the group scenario assessment type for teaching tasks. The theory paper is delivered in the weeks preceding the on-snow exam.

Exam Prerequisites

  • Have completed all units of the alpine level three course
  • Have a minimum of 100 hours teaching experience
  • Have completed a minimum of 25 hours of in-house training (in addition to the course)
Alpine level 4

Alpine level 4

Our alpine level four qualification is aimed at the career instructor who wants to teach advanced lessons at all performance levels.

This qualification is suitable for experienced, working, level three certified instructors who may also wish to specialise in their snowsport school (e.g. coaching programs, private lessons or follow the pathway to become a trainer or manager).

Course

The ten-day course is delivered as two, five day blocks and covers the skills to teach adults and children from carved short turns up to all forms of situational skiing.

The course covers topics such as; class handling, safety, technical information, skier analysis, skiing and demonstrating ability, all based around the performance of steering, carving and pure carving as used in our teaching system.

Course Prerequisites

  • Be a current member
  • Own the current teaching manual
  • Currently working for an approved snowsport school
  • Passed all units of the alpine level three exam (or have been approved for RPL)
  • Have a minimum of two full-time seasons of instructing experience

Exam

The three-day exam utilises both the station assessment type for skiing and demonstration tasks and the group scenario assessment type for teaching tasks. The race component of the exam is a Giant Slalom style speed test. The theory paper is delivered in the weeks preceding the on-snow exam.

Exam Prerequisites

  • Have completed all units of both alpine level four courses
  • Have a minimum of 150 hours teaching experience
  • Have completed a minimum of 30 hours of in-house training (in addition to the course)

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