New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Supervision)

Academy of Diving Trust

Subject area

Sport and Recreation Activities



26 Weeks

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification will provide the dive industry with dive supervisors who can independently manage and control the needs and welfare of groups of certified divers. Graduates are able to manage safety and implement industry good practice standards for diving trips and underwater tours in accordance with the ethical and professional responsibilities of a dive supervisor.

This qualification allows for graduates to build on their dive knowledge and practice through specialising in additional dive competencies through the completion of an optional strand. Graduates who achieve an optional strand, will also be able to assist the master of a dive vessel, operate dive plant and service equipment, or conduct dive sales and merchandising, dependent on strand selection.

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. - New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Level 3) [Ref: 3886] or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills. - Hold a current Certificate in Workplace First Aid or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills. Additional International Student requirements: International students for whom English is a second language must attain an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 or equivalent with no band score lower than 5, or other internationally recognised proficiency tests according to Rule 18 English language requirements for international students, or International students must have completed all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5. All applicants participate in a pre-enrolment interview. Enrolment is subject to the Academic Manager's approval.

Detailed requirements

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26 Weeks

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,954 $7,954
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$3,730 $3,730
Total $11,684 $11,684

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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:

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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