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Australia Windsurf Instructor Traineeship

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Australia Windsurf Instructor Traineeship

Learn how to windsurf and gain an internationally recognised instructor qualification, all in the beautiful setting of Middle Harbour, Australia!

Prices from US$4,695

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced windsurfer, push your skills to the next level with this incredibly well designed instructor traineeship. Spend your days on the crystal clear waters of one of the most stunning locations in Australia, being taught by some of the world’s best windsurfing instructors. Take away more than just memories from the course as you gain recognised RYA qualifications and surf your way into your next career move.

Sydney offers a wealth of opportunity, from the lively Bondi beaches, to the historic streets of The Rocks and the stunning Blue Mountains. This spectacular location is the perfect place to improve existing expertise and to learn new skills, all set against the backdrop of the modern, inspiring and ever changing Sydney metropolis. Set yourself up for a new career in the water sports industry, and you may find you never want to leave. 


  • Gain a recognised Windsurfing Instructor qualification
  • Make lifelong friends and unforgettable memories
  • Explore Sydney & its iconic landmarks


Location Middle Harbour, Australia
Activities Windsurfing Instructor Course
Windsurfing Theory Classes
First Aid and Powerboat Rescue


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas and equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)
In-country Tuition and instructor training
Recognised RYA qualifications and examinations:
  • First Aid certificate
  • Powerboat Level 2
  • Start Windsurfing
  • Intermediate, Advanced and Advanced-Plus
  • Start Windsurfing Instructor
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


This intensive six week traineeship is perfect for both beginners and anyone with a bit of previous windsurfing experience who is looking to improve their skills and to teach this exciting water sport to others. This course has been specially designed to allow you the maximum time to develop your own personal windsurfing skills, as well as learning the correct techniques on how to instruct others. You will also gain an internationally recognised instructorship qualification, which means you can teach windsurfing almost anywhere in the world! 

You will be taught alongside beginners so you can be sure of picking up top tips from the professionals on teaching technique. You’ll also attend theory classes where you’ll learn about good teaching practice and the safety issues which every instructor will need to know.  

This is a whole lot more than just a windsurfing experience; it is an opportunity to expand your own skill set in a sport which you will undoubtedly develop a passion for, as well as being able to train others throughout the world.


Your first four weeks will provide you with intensive foundation training, including personal performance coaching and essential courses in first aid and rescue boat driving. You will be in the water practising your windsurfing everyday under the guidance of expert coaches, and will likely be amazed at your progress in this short time.   

Your final two weeks will be devoted to instructor training and assessment, focusing on the coaching techniques you will need to inspire other beginners. You will develop an imaginative approach to teaching safe and efficient windsurfing, as well as the underlying theory. You will have enough time to learn and practice all the necessary skills before you demonstrate your capability in the final examination, when you will then be awarded with your RYA qualification. 


The sailing centre is located in the Middle Harbour, Sydney and you will need to make your own way to the accommodation in Manly from Sydney airport, by train and ferry. We will provide you with easy to follow instructions prior to your departure to enable you to plan your journey. You will be met by a friendly Frontier representative on arrival and have plenty of time to rest and get to know your housemates.


You will be responsible for booking your own accommodation for the duration of your training programme, and the Manly Beach area offers a wide range of hostels and hotels close to the sea front. The surf school you will be attending has its own affiliated self-catering student accommodation, which is available for an additional fee. 

If you opt to upgrade to the surf school accommodation you will receive daily transport to the training centre. The house has twin-bedded rooms and simple, shared kitchens with all the basic facilities you’ll need to cook up a feast. There are also laundry facilities for you to use when needed.


Food is not provided as part of this programme and so it will be your responsibility to source your own meals. Catering for yourself is a really fun element of travelling away from home; it provides a great opportunity to bond with your fellow travellers and allows you to explore the local cuisine in local restaurants and street food stalls.

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During your time off from training, there will be ample opportunity to relax with a book on the white sandy beaches and soak up the sun, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and experience the colourful culture of Australia! Sydney has a fantastic multicultural vibe and you will never be short of things to do! After the 6 week course, why not travel more around the country with our Oz Experience and see the beautiful Blue Mountains or head up to Byron Bay for a party on the beach!

After completion of the traineeship, you will have gained a qualification as an RYA Start Windsurfing Instructor. You could develop your skills further and attend an add-on course as a pro, or maybe even get your first job as an instructor! 


6 weeks US$4,695

Accommodation upgrade US$3,345


Please check for dates before booking.


6 weeks


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support 
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt (UK only)


  • Tuition and instructor training
  • Recognised RYA qualifications and examinations:
    • First Aid certificate
    • Powerboat Level 2
    • Start Windsurfing
    • Intermediate, Advanced and Advanced-Plus
    • Start Windsurfing Instructor
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Sydney (NS) (SYD)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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