Cert III and IV in Outdoor and Recreation

Scuba Diving Instructor

Courses are now being offered that would allow international students to study to become a dive instructor in Australia. This course allows you to learn skills in a fun and rewarding career that you can work in all over the world.

Students learn to become a scuba diving instructor whilst completing the Cert III and IV in Outdoor and Recreation. The qualifications gained throughout this course can lead you to a profession recognized all over the world.

The Cert III course is 46 weeks in duration. As part of the Cert III course students undertake at least 16 dives or more. This Cert III is the perfect course any beginner to intermediate divers.

Throughout the course students can gain their:

– Open Water Certifications
– Advanced Adventurer Certifications
– Diver Stress and Rescue Certification
– Diver Guide and Dive Master Certification

The Cert IV in Outdoor Recreation is 1 year in duration and includes over 100 dives! The course allows students to develop their own skills to be able to teach new divers, always under the supervision of a qualified instructor. This Course not only will prepare you to become a qualified instructor but also it will expose you to a range of very different types of divers, which will help you to develop your own teaching style.

Upon completion of the course students will be able to obtain their Open Water Instructor Certification.

What type of dives are done throughout the course:
– Boat Dives
– Reef Dives
– Beach Dives
– Wreck Dives
– Shore Dives

If you are already a certified the college can conduct practical assessments of your knowledge to confirm you meet the requirements for the next level.

  • Australia requires an ILETS 5.5 or equivalent
  • Students need to be a minimum of 18 years old
  • Comprehension skills equivalent to Year 10 pass level to successfully complete the Certificate level courses.

Throughout the Cert III course students can gain their:

– Open Water Certifications
– Advanced Adventurer Certifications
– Diver Stress and Rescue Certification
– Diver Guide and Dive Master Certification

Throughout the Cert IV course student can gain their:
– Open Water Instructor Certification


Course Details

Price (per year)

$5 000 - $10 000


6-12 months


Gold Coast


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Set Study Goals

One of our consultants will reply to any questions that you may have and assist in determining your overall study goals whilst in Australia.

Find a Study Path

Our consultants will then talk students through a range of study options that best suit your needs and develop a study path.

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Once a specific education provider has been chosen, your consultant will then help students complete their school application and assist throughout the entire enrolling process.

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If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years of unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people with no experience to have their skills assessed. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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