Receiving formal recognition in 1975, The Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors Inc. (APSI) is a not-for-profit membership association and Australia’s’ industry leaders for providing training and assessment to snowsport instructors.

APSI is ever-growing and currently represents roughly 1500 members, made up of instructors, coaches, examiners and other snowsport industry professionals. We offer a four-level certification system and proudly run courses in Australia in five disciplines -Alpine, Snowboard, Telemark, Nordic and Adaptive. APSI exists for our members and work to provide them with access to the best information about instruction and snowsport, as well as providing value through a range of member benefits.

Australian trained snowsport instructors have a strong reputation at home and abroad. International recognition of our training programs through the International Ski Instructors Association (ISIA) contributes to employment opportunities for many of our members.


APSI are proud to be a member of several international snowsport instruction organisations, including:







Our goal is to provide members with the highest quality of training and accreditation and to deliver those services with a sense of enjoyment, friendliness, and pride.

APSI continuously work to evolve our methods and to meet the needs of members, the Australian Ski Areas Association (ASAA) resorts and their guests.







We achieve our goals by having committed people in the right roles. An elected Board of management considers all executive decisions and employs a full-time General Manager to oversee the organization on a daily basis.

The General Manager and Board employ discipline Technical Directors and they, together with their technical committee, recommend and implement the future direction of APSI’s teaching and technical system. A further 70 trainers are employed on a seasonal basis to operate APSI courses and exams.








APSI have affiliations with numerous other organisations in order to help increase public and industry awareness of the value of professional snowsport instructing. APSI staff attend national and international snowsport conferences and events as well as work with the media to improve awareness, interest and the important role that snowsport instructors play. 


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