About the Abseil Instructor qualification course

Instructor qualifications are about teaching & transferring skills in an arena in which a mistake can mean catastrophe. Lengthy experience on rope and a good technical ability does not necessarily confer the ability to instruct (especially in accordance with AQTF guidelines) and this is where Instructor training is paramount for professional roping leaders & guides who want to go that step further. Instructors within the PACI system are endorsed to run their own training and issue statements of attainment and / or qualifications (insurance & membership provisions apply).



The course runs over four or five days (32 - 40 contact hours) depending on the range of endorsements sought.


The course identifies the following units:

BSZ401A Plan assessment

BSZ403A Review assessment

BSZ407A Deliver training sessions

BSZ402A Conduct assessment


Endorsements may include:

Natural cliff

Artificial structure (e.g. climbing walls, ropes courses etc)

Single pitch applications

Multi pitch applications

Top rope climbing

Vertical rescue


If you have done little or no abseiling before then Abseil 1 is the course you need to get you started. More in depth training is available on the three day Advanced Abseil program.

If you are looking at this type of training for competitive pursuits, check out our Adventure Racing Rope Skills Course


Pre requisites & result

A PACI Leadership qualification or equivalent RPL (recognition of prior learning) is a requirement for admission to Instructor training.


An Instructor Qualification (Abseiling Context) will be awarded on successful completion of the assessment criteria.


Cost & inclusions

See our program info for details.


All equipment

course training resources

the new revised Abseiling Training Handbook

7mm Prusik set.


Instructor to student ratio



Further training:


Canyoning Instructor


Climbing Instructor


Wilderness Rescue Operator


Wilderness Rescue Leader


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