Career Courses


      Enrol into a choice of qualifications and enter an exciting new world where you will gain relevant international diving certifications, national qualifications, make new friends and maybe even begin a new career. You will find our great team-learning environment combines academic learning with lots of discussion and practical participation.

      Academy of Diving Trust is registered as a Private Training Establishment by NZQA and has approval to subcontract to Dive Wellington. We offer a range of part-time & full time career qualifications at our Wellington location. Our tertiary programmes are student loan approved for NZ citizens and persons who have held NZ permanent residency for a minimum of 2 years.

      These national qualifications developed for the diving industry by the Industry Training Organisation (Skills Active Aotearoa) are designed to guide the non diver safely through basic scuba diving, advanced scuba diving, specialties (such as night diving, wreck diving, boat diving and search and recovery) through to competency in advanced instructional and specialty instructional levels, provided all requirements are met. As a graduate, you may choose to either continue tertiary studies, or utilise your newly-acquired skills and work within the dive and outdoor recreation industry.

      Gain internationally recognised qualifications and find a job in over 183 countries & territories in the world. Have the satisfaction of teaching the joys of scuba diving to people of all ages and from all walks of life. Go on to work in Conservation or Eco tourism, Research or Aquaculture. Become an Underwater Photographer or Underwater Camera Technician. Work on one of the amazing super yachts and crew around the world, or enter the New Zealand job market with all the skills ready to make you the perfect addition to a busy Dive Centre here in our own beautiful New Zealand.

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