IKO Kite Instructor Training Course
Whether you want to open up doorways to travel, learn more about our fantastic sport, or just tag another qualification onto the resume and pick up some instructing work… the IKO Instructor Training Course is for you. Plenty of fun mixed in with a heck of a lot of information to digest, lots of new skills to master, and a great career option there for you at the end.
If you are keen to work with KR this season we are happy to make a plan with pricing to get you out there. Get in touch email to email@example.com
WHEN: As per “Dates” selection above. Roughly 8:30 to 5:30 each day.
WHERE: Kite Republic, St Kilda. 2 minutes from Public Transport and a 10-minute tram (correct, the same as 9 rhinoceroses) ride from Melbourne CBD.
COST: As per above.
Part 1 – IKO Registration, US$299 paid directly via IKO website (we’ll send you the course link)
Part 2 – Centre Fee to be paid via this page or by calling the KR Shop as per below to confirm your booking. Early Bird Savings may apply at times and currently we are taking a hit to help with the currency exchange.
(Bonuses available for those wishing to work with KR, happy to discuss)
MORE INFO: Contact the shop on (03) 9537 0644, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Accommodation: We would recommend you look at Base Backpackers or one of the many others in St Kilda. Nice and clean, well managed, and a great group of people! Best of all it’s only about 5 minutes walk from where the course will be running.
First Aid Providers: If you haven’t booked into one of Kite Republic’s First Aid Courses (or there isn’t a date that suits), you can always check out Red Cross, St Johns, or one of the many other providers out there.
Boat License: IKO no longer requires instructors to hold a boat license. All instructors will be trained in boat rescue during their course, however they will only be required to talk a driver through this process. If you are working at a centre that requires teaching from a boat then this will be a requirement for working at that centre. To get your boat license in Victoria you need to book in with VIC roads, study the manual, and then it’s a multiple choice test. Most states have different procedures and requirements, you’ll have to check in with your marine department.
And check out some more information on the course as well as the prerequisites below:
Becoming a Kiteboarding Instructor
Because you are addicted kiteboarders and want to share your passion and knowledge with others, IKO offers you the possibility to be trained as a pro instructor and make your passion your job.
A solid training program
IKO offers a reliable and professional training program. Instructors become IKO certified by attending the 5 days Instructor Training Course (ITC). The training program corresponds precisely to kiteboarding teaching methods. The certification is recognized as the international standard in teaching.
At the end of the training, you will have developed abilities in the following major areas: safety, practical environment, analysis, technique, teaching psychology and live situation.
After attending an ITC, you will be qualified as IKO Instructor Level 1 and will be able to continue your pro training to become a Level 2, or stay active by participating in Online Education.
- – Be at least 18 years old,
- – Be a certified IKO Assistant or equivalent level with the ability to: jump and grab, ride toe side, ride upwind, recover the board in deep water, complete a rider recovery while body dragging, make a self-rescue in deep water, self-launch and self-land, which are all evaluated during the ITC. To make sure your riding skills can be evaluated during the ITC, you can bring a video of you demonstrating the requested skills. This is in case there is not enough wind during the course to perform the riding test.
- – Have a valid IKO Assistant Certification,
- – Have a valid first aid and CPR (Let us know if you can’t get prior).
- – Be able to read, write and speak fluently the language the course is given,
- – Sign the ITC candidate waiver and participation form.