This qualification is for people who are working as either ski, snowboard or telemark ski instructors at a snowschool.
No matter what their specialty is, all instructors are passionate about snowsports and love to share their passion and knowledge with others. They are responsible and patient with customers, and make sure everyone has a blast on the slopes.
This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a snowschool environment.
We have worked with the New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance (NZSIA) to ensure this qualification aligns with the NZSIA curriculum.
Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work teaching or assisting beginner skiers, telemark skiers or snowboarders within a snowschool environment as an entry level instructor or teaching assistant.
Instructing a diverse range of people in introductory snowschool lessons
Selecting, adapting and applying appropriate teaching styles and practice
Evaluating learning experiences to meet a range of individual and group learning needs for beginners within a snowschool environment
Health and safety
Safely teaching advanced wedge turns on skis on green terrain.
Safely teaching linked skidded turns on snowboards on green terrain.
Safely teaching linked beginner turns on telemark skis on green terrain.
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
To check out our fees list, click here.
For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.
So, you want to become a qualified snowschool instructor? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the snowsport industry.
If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the snowsport industry, contact your local ski area, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.