Q: How do I become a snowsport Instructor?

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.

Q: When will the Course & Event Calendar be available to book online? 

A: AUSTRALIAN course and exam dates are released in May each year.. We will let everyone know via our Newsletter, Instagram and Facebook.

Once the calendar has been released you can book into a course or event HERE.

Q: How do I purchase or renew membership?

A: Membership comes packaged with every event so if you haven’t already renewed for this year, you’ll automatically pay for your membership when you sign up for a course or exam. If you’re just after a membership go to the membership section of our shop, choose the type that best suits your needs, add to cart & follow the prompts.

Q: I have a qualification from a different snowsport association, can I train with you?

A: Yes! The APSI level that you are invited to train for will depend on your existing qualifications and teaching experience. Please fill out and submit a recognition of prior learning (RPL) form. Each application is assessed individually. Check out more information on our RPL page.

Q: I haven’t done any instructing for a while OR my certification has lapsed. What should I do?

A: You can attend an Update Day, Spring Session, 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.

Q: Can I train for the level one and two at once?

A: For Alpine and Snowboard you need to have passed all units of the level one exam to commence a level two. Please note you will need to be currently working for an APSI approved snowsport school to partake in level two training and exams. You can find the pre-requisites for each discipline and level on our professional development page.

Q: How do I get an ISIA stamp?

A: The APSI are a member of the ISIA and are able issue stamps to members that meet the following criteria:

  • Are a current, full member
  • Hold a minimum APSI level three qualification (that is up to date)
  • Hold a certification in a second discipline
  • Have completed an avalanche safety course
  • Can teach a lesson in a second language
  • Hold a current first aid certificate

If you have previously held an ISIA stamp and your qualifications and first aid certificate are up to date, we will automatically issue you a stamp for the current year when you renew your membership. More information can be found in the MyAPSI portal under the 'members' tab.

Q: Can you help me get a job as an instructor?

A: The APSI do not employ instructors, but we do provide a list of current instructor job openings.

Q: I've booked a course but I don't know where to stay, can you help me out?

A: We provide a list of recommended accommodation providers to help out those who may be unfamiliar with the area. Please note that accommodation is not included in the cost of APSI events.

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