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Huntly, New Zealand
Next intake
2 Aug 2021 - 22 Oct 2021
12 weeks full time (Monday-Friday)
Domestic fees
Intenational fees
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Duration 12 weeks full time (Monday-Friday)

Comprises of the ADAS Part 1 SCUBA and Part 2 SSBA 30m Programs



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



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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 $16,213 (New Zealand and Australian citizens or permanent residency visa holders) 

International Fees $21,800

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 25 January 2021 16 April 2021
2 19 April 2021 9 July 2021
3 2 August 2021 22 October 2021
4 1 November 2021 17 December 2021