Basic Abseil Instructor (BAI) Assessment

This assessment is run over two half-day sessions. The venue for assessment is usually Freycinet, but other locations may be used after negotiation with our assessors. Candidates are required to run two abseiling sessions of approximately 4 hours. At each session they will be required to rig one abseil setup. Candidates will then use this set up to run an abseiling session with 3-6 clients. Basic rescues, such as a 2:1 raise and entrapment release, will be assessed.

Candidates are expected to:

  • Keep themselves and their clients safe at all times
  • Demonstrate a well engrained safety check and briefing procedures
  • Offer a quality experience to their clients
  • Be proficient at responding to any emergency situation that may arise

Cost – see here.

To apply for assessment

Fill in an expression of interest and contact the Secretary.

Candidates are required to organise 3-5 clients who will be used for assessment.

Course Dates

Consult the Training Calendar for the next scheduled BAI assessment dates. Additional assessment sessions can be arranged on request.

Extra Information

The following information will help candidates get a feel for the nature of the TCIA as an organisation and the content of the assessment: