Tak­ing your ski skills to the pro­fes­sional level with a di­ploma

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CANADA has SROAM at Selkirk Col­lege.

New Zealand has Otago Polytech­nic.

And now Aussies fi­nally have their own In­ter­na­tional Ski In­dus­try Di­ploma – na­tion­ally recog­nised and of­fered by one of Australia’s lead­ing com­mu­nity col­leges, Ac­cess Skills Train­ing.

The Di­ploma of Busi­ness – ski in­dus­try op­er­a­tions pro­vides a broad skill base by of­fer­ing a multi dis­ci­pline ap­proach.

Com­plet­ing this course will see you ex­plore alpine re­sorts around the world and dis­cover in­ter­na­tional best prac­tice in ski re­sort man­age­ment, lift op­er­a­tions, snow­mak­ing, sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, alpine tourism, re­sort mar­ket­ing and me­dia.

Th­ese top­ics are cov­ered in the core units, de­liv­ered in Syd­ney CBD or Mel­bourne CBD.

Par­tic­i­pants can then un­der­take a one-month, live-in in­ter­na­tional practicum in ei­ther Madarao Ko­gen Ski Area in Japan, or a do­mes­tic practicum in the re­sorts sur­round­ing Jind­abyne.

Dur­ing your practicum, you will choose your spe­cial­i­sa­tion in ar­eas such as ski or snow­board in­struc­tor, tech­ni­cian and rental op­er­a­tions, RSA, sum­mer alpine and moun­tain bik­ing, or ski pa­trol among other choices.

There is also the spe­cialised course deal­ing with dis­abil­ity sports peo­ple.

This stream in­cludes train­ing and guide cer­ti­fi­ca­tion spe­cific to dis­abil­ity ski­ing, snow­board­ing and re­cre­ation, open­ing up a world of op­por­tu­ni­ties for you to ex­plore this fas­ci­nat­ing and en­gag­ing cor­ner of the in­dus­try.

You will re­ceive train­ing in adap­tive ski and snow­board guid­ing tech­niques, and learn to use spe­cialised equip­ment such as sit-skis and ra­dio hel­mets used for blind skiers and boarders.

This com­po­nent is en­light­en­ing, and pro­vides a broader skill set and an im­por­tant com­mu­nity el­e­ment to the pro­gram.

Maybe you’ll sign up to cre­ate a plat­form for a ca­reer in the ski in­dus­try over­seas. Maybe you’ll sign up for the gap year of a life­time. Or maybe you’ll sign up to find your­self.

What­ever the rea­son, you can be sure of one thing, it will be truly epic.

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