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

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Adaptive Qualification

Our adaptive qualification is aimed at experienced instructors looking to expand their teaching repertoire and meet the demands of the ever-growing numbers of this market participating in snowsports.

This qualification is suitable alpine, snowboard or telemark level two certified instructors who would like develop their teaching skills.

Course

The adaptive course is designed to complement the instructor's knowledge of alpine skiing, telemark skiing or snowboarding and the training will help prepare for the adaptive assessment and future lessons.

The course will introduce the basic skills needed for instructing people with cognitive and physical disabilities to be able to participate in the snowsport of their choice at a beginner level.

To complete the adaptive course, you must be employed by an approved snowsports school. Please contact your school’s training manager to sign up for this in-house course.

Exam

The one day adaptive one exam is conducted in a training day/continuous assessment format with two examiners.

Exam Prerequisites

  • Be a current member
  • Own the current teaching manual
  • Be employed by an approved snowsports school
  • Have completed all units of the adaptive course

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Interski 2019 - Pamporovo

Alpine workshop #1

Adaptability through ski performance

In Australia, there a lot of variables which can affect the way we ski, and the performance we may get out of skis at a particular time. What are the key characteristics between all types of ski performance and what needs to change to be versatile enough to ski day to day.

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Alpine workshop #2

Creating Versatile Teachers

The APSI on-snow teaching workshop at Interski 2019 aims to share how we train snowsports instructors to be versatile in teaching our Australian guests. Across the Australian resorts and international destinations worked at in the Northern seasons, APSI instructors strive to adapt to any situation they are presented with.  The need to be versatile comes from the many variables we encounter in a typical day to day lesson.

workshop outline