Course Information

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For an explanation of the qualifications offered by the TCIA, see the accreditation page.

Due to the low guide to participant ratios required for climbing/abseiling instruction and assessment, the current rates for TCIA services are:

  • $400/day for all training days for ICG, AG, TRG, SPG and Climbing Skills Courses where ratios are at least 1:2 (1 guides to 2 participants, and usually a max of 1:4 in the outdoor environment)
  • $700/day for all 1:1 training
  • $350/session for assessment in AG or TRG (each session is approximately 4 hours)
  • $700/day for assessment in SPG or MPG
  • Special of $550 for Indoor Climbing Guide training and assessment run on two consecutive days (with a ratio of at least 2:5) – this includes the two days of training and assessment and first year of TCIA membership for successful candidates.

* These costs were updated 01/01/2023.

** Training and assessment costs must be finalised 14 days prior to the session to validate and confirm your attendance.

*** Assessment includes first year of TCIA Membership – thereafter a recurring cost of $100 every two years is payable as part of the requalification process.

**** Our more advanced courses assume a certain level of knowledge, please discuss this with the secretary prior to booking onto a course.

Note: These costs are calculated on the assumption of training and assessment being run at the Lassie’s Wall area (Freycinet) or in the Hobart/Launceston area over a scheduled TCIA training and assessment weekend. Indoor Climbing Guide course costs assume that the major sponsor of the training is providing access to a safe indoor climbing wall for a reduction in course costs. Alterations to location, guide:participant ratios or indeed group bookings, may lead to a change in course costs.

Cancellation Policy

The TCIA will organise alternate training and assessment for participants where a cancellation based on adverse weather and/or due to concerns regarding the health and safety of clients/participants/instructors has occured at no further cost to the participant.

Due to the voluntary administration of the TCIA and having to book our instructors well ahead of time, for any cancellations by the participant, our refund policy is as follows:

    • Prior to 4 weeks before the course: Full refund
    • Between 2-4 weeks prior to the course: 50% refund
    • Between 1-2 weeks prior to the course: 25% refund
    • Less than 1 week to the course: No refund payable.

Assessment Courses

Training Courses

Beginners Weekends