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Become a 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.  

Course Overview

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.

Certificate III and IV in Outdoor Recreation

Course Duration

Cert III – 46 weeks

Cert IV – 52 weeks

 

Intake Dates

Every Month

Locations

Gold Coast

Cost

approximately $8000 per year

The Course Details

Graduate Outcome

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

Job Forecast & Career Information

This course will skill you to become a scuba diving instructor. Scuba diving instructors are in demand all over the world, but in Australia are in most demand in QLD.

The majority of the occupations are in the tourism industry.

Job Outlook has identified these occupations as likely for strong growth in the future.

 

Common Course Requirements

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What do you do as a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor?

Scuba, snork and Dive instructors train and instruct recreational or commercial open water divers in diving techniques, safety and the correct use of diving equipment.
Typical tasks of a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor include:

  • Coaching, training and instructing sportspersons by analysing performances and developing abilities.
  • Motivating sportspersons and supervising practice.
  • Promoting sports and skills development and oversees participation in sport.
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Where can I study to be a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor in Australia?

You can study to become a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor on The Gold Coast.

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How much does a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor get paid?

As per PayScale, a qualified Scuba, Snorkelling and Diving Instructor earns approximately $30AUD per hour, on average.

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What qualifications do I need to be a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor?

You usually need formal qualifications and extensive diving experience to work as a Scuba, Snorkelling or Dive instructor. You can undertake courses in diving instruction through an Accredited Training Establishment. You must also be registered with Professional Association of Diving Instructors and the Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme.

Students learn to become a scuba diving instructor whilst completing the Cert III and IV in Outdoor and Recreation. During this course, students undertake many dives.

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How much is an Outdoor and Recreation course?

Outdoor and Recreation courses, cost between $7700 and $9000 per year.

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How long does it take to become a qualified Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor?

It takes 12 months to complete the Certificate IV in Outdoor and Recreation. To qualify as an open water instructor, you will need to complete an open water, advanced, and rescue diver course. Then once completing a dive master course you can do you open water instructor course. You need a minimum of 100 logged dives. You need to pass a medical and have a current first aid certificate. There is not a specific amount of time that this takes as it is dependent on each individual person.

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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What do equipment do I need to work as a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor in Australia?

Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructors own their own exposure gear. This includes a diving mask and snorkel, wetsuit or drysuit, boots and fins. Often, diving instructors also own their own buoyancy control device (BCD), scuba regulator, octo regulator, depth and pressure gauge, dive computer, weights and belt, scuba tank and compass.

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Is a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive Instructor in demand in Australia?

Per JobOutlook, the number of people working as a Scuba, Snorkelling and Dive instructors (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years: from 570 in 2011 to 590 in 2016.

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