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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.

Course Overview (with video)

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Certificate III and IV in Outdoor Recreation

Course Duration

Cert III – 46 weeks

Cert IV – 52 weeks


Intake Dates

Every Month


Gold Coast


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.

    Education Pathways

    Note: It is never recommended to undertake study for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia.
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    Get in Touch

    Contact Information

    Phone 0755 265 900
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    Email: [email protected]


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    2575 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach, QLD, 4215

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    Study to become a Scuba Diving Instructor was last modified: September 30th, 2019 by Pathway to Aus