NZSIA Ski Level 1
The NZSIA Ski Level 1 Certification is the entry-level instructor’s course aimed at people interested in joining the snow sports industry. A Level 1 Ski Instructor is certified to teach first time skiers up to advanced wedge turns.
With Cardrona ITC you can sit your Level 1 as part of our Level 1 course, or as part of your pathway on the Level 1 & 2 course.
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NZSIA Ski Level 2
The NZSIA Ski Level 2 Certification is aimed at instructors wanting to progress within the snow sports industry, to teaching students from wedge-parallel turns to advanced parallel turns. The minimum requirement to sit the Level 2 Certification is Ski Level 1, or an equivalent foreign qualification.
At Cardrona ITC you can sit your Level 2 as part of our Level 2 only course, or after you’ve gained your Level 1 qualification on our Level 1 & 2 course.
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NZSIA Ski Level 3
The NZSIA Ski Level 3 Certification is for instructors wanting to progress within the snow sports industry, to teaching students in all-mountain situations. The Level 3 ski instructor is fully-certified to teach all levels, up to advanced/experts skiers. The minimum requirements for the Level 3 Certification is Ski Level 2, or an equivalent foreign qualification.
The Cardrona ITC offers a specific training programme for Level 3 applicants to prepare them in the best way possible to sit their Level 3 exam.
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Otago Polytechnic Ski
The Cardrona ITC also runs the Otago Polytechnic Certificate in Snow Sport Instructing, which prepares mostly New Zealand-based students to become ski instructors. These students will have the opportunity to sit both the Level 1 & 2 NZSIA certifications.
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