Jump Start program

  • The BEST way to get a HEAD START in the skydiving industry and work towards becoming a skydive Instructor...
  • ...or to have the ULTIMATE skydiving holiday and THE QUICKEST WAY to gain enough experience to start wingsuit or base jumping!
  • Get to 200 jumps in just 14 weeks!
  • Certificates A to D and INTERNATIONALLY recognised skydiving qualifications and achievements

Can I really make a career out of skydiving? The answer is yes! The skydiving industry is booming. Developments and advances in equipment, coupled with a burgeoning worldwide taste for excitement and adventure tourism have moved skydiving from a fringe hobby to a respectable career with truly international prospects and many serious opportunities for advancement.

The demand for skilled and experienced individuals is far outstripping the traditional organic development of them. This fast-track program is designed to deliver to you the candidate the wealth of knowledge and skills you’ll need to start your successful and fruitful career in the most exciting industry around. The difficulty in finding people adequately trained to fill these positions led to the development of this fast track program which places you, the candidate, in a very favourable position when it comes to employability.

The entire program consists of 15 learning weeks; 14 weeks are spent on the program attending lectures and jumping. Near the end of the course you will go on a 3 to 4 day dropzone tour where you experience the working environment of a variety of commercial dropzones and have the opportunity to carry out further skydives. The dates of the program have been selected to coincide with the best weather conditions to ensure that all jumps are completed.

In order to make our graduates highly employable we work very closely with our sports’ governing body the Australian Parachute Federation (APF) and our industry operators to ensure all important aspects of the commercial industry are covered within the Syllabus and that our students are going into the industry with the correct skills to be successful in their chosen career. The program, which is broken down into six modules, provides a balanced approach to your learning. A blend of theoretical and practical skills is spread out over the program period.

  • Student Training to Certificate B
  • Rigging and Equipment
  • Air Skills
  • DZ Operations
  • Aerial Photography
  • Dropzones Tour

Qualifications and Achievements

At the completion of the program providing you have met the requirements you will have achieved the following;

  • APF certificates A to D
  • 200 skydives from both Turbine and Piston aircraft
  • APF Packer B qualification
  • Victoria Level 2 First Aider qualification
  • APF Radio Operators qualification
  • Competency in canopy flying, aerial videography, and flat flying skills
  • Competency in video editing and production
  • APF Display Licence
  • APF Ground Communications Assistant
  • APF Target Assistant
  • APF Australian Star Crest
  • Act as a DZSO in a non training environment
  • Trained in water recovery drills


The only prerequisites you need prior to attending are;

  • Be 16 years of age or over. Students under 18 must have written parental permission.
  • Due to equipment restrictions students must weigh under 95kgs.
  • No pre existing medical conditions.
  • A laptop computer with wireless modem.
  • All students must have a good understanding of written and spoken English.
  • International students must meet the minimum Australian Immigration requirements.
  • Additionally; it is advantageous to have
    • A reasonable level of fitness.
    • Basic computer skills.
    • A driver’s licence.

Course Dates

Positions on the program are limited to a maximum of twelve, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.






  • Course 1 - March 13th to June 18th - COURSE FINISHED
  • Course 2 - October 10th to January 31st - COURSE FINISHED



More information on facilities, accommodation, program costs, equipment and syllabus are available in our course outline. To apply for the next course, please complete an application form.

If you have any questions please drop us a message at jump@skydivenagambie.com or via Facebook. To contact the Skydive Nagambie office directly call (International) + 61 3 57941466) during the office hours of 9am to 5pm EST. And remember that positions on the program are limited to a maximum of twelve, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


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