Snowboard Instruction New Zealand (SBINZ) is one of the four divisions within the NZSIA and is responsible for the education and certification for Snowboard Instructing in New Zealand. Through prominent international relationships, SBINZ have established a qualification framework that not only caters to our distinct New Zealand environment, but also prepares our instructors to teach in the many diverse cultures and conditions that we encounter whilst working overseas.
The SBINZ Level One is our entry-level qualification, aimed at teaching domestically and focused on beginners. The Level Two is more focused towards instructors working internationally and is equivalent to many of the Level Two Certifications around the World. The SBINZ Level Three is renowned for its extremely high standards in both riding and teaching, and produces instructors that can perform in any condition, any time, at any level. Furthermore, SBINZ offers a Children’s Teaching Certification, a Park and Pipe Certification and the Trainer’s Certification. Please read the individual certification pages for more information.
Ultimately, SBINZ is a well-established, educational body that is internationally renowned for producing professional, knowledgeable instructors, with the capabilities to teach and ride at very high standards.
With the goal of increasing Park and Pipe Cert pass rates and making the courses more accessible, the SBINZ Committee have implemented some big changes to the Park and Pipe Cert process this year. Here's what's new... 1. Modular Structure In the past we've run a...
As many of you will know, the rider analysis assessment process used within SBINZ has been focused on a written format for some time now. We have now revised these assessment processes throughout Level One, Level Two and Level Three.
SBINZ and the Snowboard arm of Swiss Snowsports ran an exchange this past year with the goal of learning and sharing from each other.