Dive Qualifications (Level 3, 4, 5)

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Who are these qualifications for? 

We are currently developing a suite of Dive qualifications, which includes: 

New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Foundation) (Level 3) (40-50 credits)

New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Supervision) with strands in Dive Vessel Operations, Dive Plant Operator and Service Technician, and Dive Sales and Merchandising (Level 4) (80 credits)

New Zealand Diploma in Diving (Level 5) (120 credits)

New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Instruction) (Level 5) (50 credits)

Please note: These qualifications are being developed by Skills Active, but are designed to be completed off-job through a tertiary education provider. 

This pathway of qualifications provides a framework for the learner to progress from gaining competence for their own dive activities, all the way through to operating as a multi-skilled dive instructor able to instruct, assess and award certifications, as well as manage dive retail and training operations.

What's involved?

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This pathway of qualifications covers the following areas:

New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Foundation) (Level 3)

Competence for own dive activities, whether for recreation or employment purposes.

This qualification takes 6-10 months to complete.
New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Supervision) (Level 4) 

Supervising dive operations within either recreational or aquaculture settings.

This qualification takes 1-2 years to complete.
New Zealand Certificate in Diving (Instruction) (Level 5) 

Operating as a dive instructor and instructing, assessing and awarding a range of Dive Training organisation certifications.

This qualification takes 6-10 months to complete.
New Zealand Diploma in Diving (Level 5)  

Operating as a multi-skilled dive instructor and operating the retail and training operations of a dive facility.

This qualification takes 2-3 years to complete.

What are the costs?

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Fees vary depending on which provider you choose to do this qualification through.

Where to from here?

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To find out more about how to sign up to this qualification, please contact the chosen provider directly.

Want to see where these qualifications can take you next?

Check out our range of other outdoor recreation qualifications

Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

Find out more

 

Contact Skills Active

P   0508 4 SKILLS (0508 475 4557)

E   info@skillsactive.org.nz