New Zealand Diploma in Diving

Academy of Diving Trust

Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities




1 Year

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification will provide the New Zealand dive industries with multi-skilled specialty dive instructors. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to independently instruct and assess open water divers, and to independently instruct and assess recreational SCUBA divers in the use of a range of specialised equipment and techniques, and the management of diving emergency situations.

Graduates will also be able to coordinate retail, and plan, prepare and lead dive training operations for a dive facility operation.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Before commencing this training, students must: * Have passed a current diving medical undertaken by a Doctor or Physician. This medical must remain valid for the duration of the programme. * Be at least 18 years of age. * New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Level 3) [Ref: 3886] or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$15,325 $15,325
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$9,899 $9,899
Total $25,224 $25,224

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 356 1665
Fax: (06) 354 1978

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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