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Huntly, New Zealand
Next intake
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
12 weeks full time
Domestic fees
Intenational fees
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Duration 12 weeks full time
$15,280 (funding available)
Comprises of the ADAS SCUBA and SSBA 30m Programs



New Zealand Certificate in Surface Supplied Breathing Apparatus (SSBA) Construction Diving to 30 metres (Level 4)



Qualification type






Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification may be employed in positions in the onshore construction diving industry that require underwater construction and infrastructure maintenance work in roles such as:

  • lake, dam, irrigation systems and inland waterway development and maintenance.
  • development and maintenance of sewage and water systems.
  • water supply systems development and maintenance.
  • aquaculture and fish farming net and infrastructure work
  • wharf, harbour and port infrastructure development and maintenance.
  • hull de-fouling and in water ship maintenance
  • coastal pipeline and cable laying development and maintenance.

Graduates who gain the appropriate Certificate of Competency will be able to work as onshore construction divers to depths of up to 30 metres


AS/NZ 2299.1 Occupational Diving Medical 


Domestic Fees- New Zealand and Australian citizens or permanent residency visa holders -$15,280

International Fees- $16,200

Government funding

This course has been approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for Student Loan and Allowance eligibility. New Zealand Residents and Citizens are able to access these loans to cover the full cost of the course. Eligibility for a student allowance depends on personal circumstances. Please contact us for further information or apply online.

Start dates

# Start date End date
1 15 January 2018 6 April 2018
2 5 March 2018 25 May 2018
3 14 May 2018 3 August 2018
4 30 July 2018 19 October 2018
5 1 October 2018 21 December 2018