THE 4 APSI LEVELS ARE NOW:
Level ONE Instructor (previously known as the ‘ENTRY Level’)
Level TWO (can be done in the same calendar year as the Level ONE, however you must be employed by a snowsports school)
Level THREE (ISIA eligible)
Level FOUR (full certification)
Level 1 (previously Entry Level EL)This is where you start your career as a snowsports instructor. The training is available directly to the public through the APSI. Pre-employed snowsports school staff will have the opportunity to train and learn in their home resort and many people choose to take this exam during their first teaching season.
Level 2 (previously level 1)Level 2 certification will equip you to be a competent and well resourced instructor with developing skills.
Level 3 (previously level 2)Level 3 certification means that you have achieved a high level of teaching, skiing and riding skills.This level is recognised internationally with the International Ski Instructor’s Association (ISIA) certification.To achieve this recognition you will be required to demonstrate additional skills such as the ability to teach in a second language, have a current first aid qualification and training in a second discipline.
Level 4 (previously level 3)This the highest level of certification available in Australia. It denotes a highly skilled expert in demonstrating, teaching, skiing or riding.A Level 4 APSI certification is highly sought and valued both in Australia and overseas.Once you have achieved this status there are training and examining opportunities ahead of you. This can also include selection in the national Interski team.