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Telemark level one course

The telemark level one qualification is the entry point to the Australian instructor training pathway.

No teaching experience is required, just good people skills, patience and a friendly personality.

You must be 15 years of age at the commencement of the course and you will need to be competent in your chosen discipline (intermediate) - but not a star.

The telemark level one course covers everything you need to know to get started instructing. The two-day course and assessment covers topics such as:

  • Teaching beginners
  • Class handling and safety
  • Technical information and theory of instruction
  • Personal skier improvement
  • Demonstrations
Level One Info

What’s included in the price?

The level one course and exam is a package and the price includes:

  • 2-day course and exam
  • Course materials and a teaching manual
  • One-year membership to the APSI (valid until 31 December)
  • A certificate and pin (on successful completion of the assessment tasks)
  • Access to our teaching app.

The package price does not include lift tickets, meals, equipment or accommodation.

You will need to make these arrangements before attending our course, but you can check out our recommendations on our accommodation page.

What can I expect on the course?

When you attend a course with us you can expect to receive world class training, delivered with pride, passion and understanding.

The level one course will cover all units that are assessed – so you don’t need to have any prior knowledge.

You will be given numerous attempts at each task creating a relaxed training atmosphere, allowing every opportunity for you to show that you possess the correct skills and understanding to attain the level one qualification.

Below is an example outline so you know what to expect each day. However, this may change depending on snow and weather conditions at the time of your course.

You do need to be prepared for full days (7+ hours) and that you will be outside on the snow for six hours each day.

  • 8:30 am : Meet
  • 9:00 am : Training (outside)
  • 12:00 pm : Lunch
  • 12:45 pm : Training (outside)
  • 3:45 pm : Discussion (inside)
  • 4:30 pm : Finish & Presentation on Day 2
What to Bring

What do I need to bring?

Please bring:

  • Your boots, skis and poles. These should be well maintained and tuned.
  • Warm waterproof clothing, including a beanie or helmet* and gloves – be prepared!
  • Sunglasses or goggles and sunscreen.
  • A packed lunch or money to buy lunch – you need to be able to carry this with you as the group may stop on the mountain for your lunch break.
  • A notebook and pencil.
  • Lift ticket x 2 days.

*We recommend that all candidates wear a helmet when participating in courses or exams

Fitness and Skiing Ability

Our telemark certifications are intensive courses of skiing and learning.

It is therefore, important that you are physically fit and in good condition to be able to take full advantage of the training and education provided and to perform at your best for the duration of the course. Safety is our number one concern. The minimum recommended skiing ability to attend this course is intermediate (i.e. you can link telemark turns on blue runs). However, you don’t have to do anything you feel is beyond your capabilities. Please speak to us if you are concerned about your ability or fitness.

To register, check out our course dates for this year and click on the one that you’re interested in!

Telemark level 1 package

Telemark level 1 package

Included Products:

  • Telemark level 1 exam
  • Alpine Manual
  • Telemark level 1 course
  • Telemark Level 1 Course & Exam Guide
  • Telemark level 1 course info
  • Alpine Children's Chapter
  • Price: $ 655

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