National Certificate in Diving (Leadership)

Academy of Diving Trust

Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities

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Entry requirements

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This national certificate recognises the intermediate skills and knowledge required in the dive industry. Holders of this qualification will have demonstrated competence in leading and guiding clients in snorkel diving, and supervising and controlling diver operations. The qualification also recognises the diversity in diving workplaces and the nature of work that they undertake. To reflect this, the qualification includes an elective section where candidates are able to choose standards relevant to their workplace.

This qualification builds on the foundation skills and knowledge recognised by the National Certificate in Diving (Foundation Skills) (Level 3) [Ref: 1321].

The National Certificate in Diving (Leadership) (Level 4) [Ref: 1322] provides the intermediate and prerequisite skills and experience required before people advance to a variety of dive-based occupational or instruction qualifications. The compulsory standards will allow entry to further training in the underwater construction such as Australia Dive Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) Part One and Two, recreational instruction such as the National Certificate in Diving (Instruction) (Level 6) [Ref: 1323], scientific and dive tourism sectors of the industry.

The National Certificate in Diving (Leadership (Level 4) [Ref: 1322] can enable people to gain employment within the dive tourism sector as a dive guide.

What graduates earn

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ngati Whakaue - Tertiary Grant

Provided by:

The Ngati Whakaue Trust - Secretary



The Board will fix the amount available for Tertiary Grants in the annual Budget

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Barry Whelan Scholarship

Provided by:

Disability Resource Centre (HB) Inc - Manager Finance/Administration Disability Resource Centre



The maximum amount available for distribution is $10,000 per year

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

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Fax: (06) 354 1978

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