SBINZ offer a whole range of courses and qualifications, catering to every level of Snowboard Instructor, from those completely new to the indsutry through to the seasoned veterans.
Snowboard Level One Certification is the entry-level instructor’s course aimed at people interested in joining the snowsports industry. The five-day course includes modules covering rider improvement, the teaching model, progressions for levels one and two students, guest service elements, teaching children, class handling and safety.
The Snowboard Level Two Certification is aimed at instructors wanting to progress within the snowsports industry to teaching students at higher levels (SBI levels three and four). The minimum requirement to sit the Level Two Cert is Snowboard Level One, or equivalent foreign qualification.
The Snowboard Level Three Certification is aimed at working instructors wanting to progress even further in the snowsports industry to teaching students in all-mountain and elementary terrain park situations (SBI levels five and six). The minimum requirements for the Level Three Cert is SBINZ Level Two or equivalent foreign qualifications and the Children’s teaching Certification.
Over the summer NZSIA has completed an extensive review and revalidation of our membership with ISIA. The outcomes from the review include an update of the ISIA stamp requirements to bring them in line with ISIA minimum standards. The new requirements to achieve ISIA stamp are as follows…
This qualification is aimed at fully-certified working instructors (Snowboard Level Three or equivalent) who wish to become involved with training staff at their resort or candidates for Level One and Two Certifications.
These courses are for those interested in becoming a coach or furthering their education as a coach. There are both on-snow and off-snow courses available, all offered through a joint initiative with Snow Sports New Zealand.
This course is for those instructors who want to get more involved with teaching freestyle in and out of the terrain park and halfpipe. The freestyle components take the next step up from those contained in the Level Two snowboard instructor certification, and have a strong focus on park/pipe safety and etiquette. The Certification is split into a 3 day workshop and then a 1 day exam later in the season.
The Children’s Teaching Certification is aimed at instructors interested in improving their ability and knowledge around teaching children from ages 3 to 13. This three-day course includes modules for safety and group handling, the CAP model, student profiles, movement patterns, and application of the teaching model.
The Avalanche Awareness course is intended for Ski, Snowboard and Telemark Instructors wanting to expand their knowledge of the mountain environment, to travel safely within it and impart knowledge useful for an instructor within organised area boundaries worldwide. This qualification is required to achieve ISIA status, along with your NZSIA/SBINZ Level Three instructing qualification, Teaching in a Second Language, and a second discipline.
This day is designed for those SBINZ Level Two certified members who are working towards their Level Three. The day will focus on high level teaching, riding and analysis of intermediate to advanced students.