FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A: You need to get a level one qualification! Level one courses and exams are available across NSW & VIC in the Southern Hemisphere snow season and in Japan during the Northern Hemisphere snow season. This training provides you with everything you need to know to embark on your snowsport instructing career. Check out our become an instructor page for more information.
A: Australian course and exam dates are released around May each year. We will communicate the release of our Event Calendar via our Newsletter, Instagram and Facebook.
Once the calendar has been released you can book into a course or event HERE.
A: Membership is valid from 1 January - 31 December each year.
A: All APSI events are packaged with Membership, so you’ll automatically pay for your membership when you sign up for a course or exam. If you have already paid membership for the year, then this will automatically be deducted from the package total in the shop.
If you just wish to purchase membership on its own then head to the membership section of our shop, choose the type that best suits your needs, add to cart & follow the prompts.
A: Yes! The APSI has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program that allows foreign certified instructors to join the APSI pathway. More details about the RPL program including eligibility criteria and application process can be found on the Recognition of Prior Learning Page.
A: You can attend an APSI course or event, an Update Day, a Spring Session day, or complete a Homestudy; More information is available on our Certification Update page. You can check the status of your certification by logging into MyAPSI and viewing your digital membership card under 'my profile'.
A: Course and exam fees DO NOT include accommodation, meals, park entry, travel costs or any other expenses related to attending an APSI event.
If you are NOT employed by one of the Australian Snowsports Schools as a Snowsports instructor, then lift tickets are the responsibility of the participant. The Participant must purchase their own lift ticket prior to commencement of the APSI event.
If you ARE employed by one of the Australian Snowsports Schools as a Snowsports instructor, then the hosting Australian resort will provide a lift ticket for the days of the APSI event. This will be organised by the APSI.
If you intend to train at the hosting resort prior to the event in your own time, then you must contact your employing Snowsports School Manager and request a lift ticket for the hosting resort. Lift ticket requests for days that are not APSI event days are your responsibility and are issued at the discretion of the hosting Snowsports School. The APSI cannot assist in any way with lift tickets requests on non-APSI event days.
Lift tickets are not included in course fees for any APSI event held abroad. Lift tickets are the responsibility of the participant and must be purchased prior to the commencement of the event.
A: For Alpine and Snowboard disciplines, you need to have passed all units of the level one course/exam to commence training for level two. While training for the level 1 and 2 cannot be done concurrently, it can be done in the same season.
Please note that you will need to be currently working as a Snowsports instructor with a professional Snowsports School to participate in an Alpine or Snowboard level 2 exam. You can find the pre-requisites for each discipline and level on via the "Course and Events" dropdown in the Navigation menu.
A: The minimum age to attend an APSI event is 15.
A: APSI are a member of the ISIA and are able to issue stamps to members that meet the ISIA stamp criteria. More information is available to current APSI members on the ISIA Information page.
A: The APSI do not employ instructors, but we do provide a list of current instructor job openings on our Jobs & Accommodation Page.
A: We provide a list of recommended accommodation providers on our Jobs & Accommodation page. Please note that accommodation is not included in the cost of APSI events.