Kaiako Ruku Kai Mataiatai

NZQA: National Certificate in Diving (Instruction) Level 6


Is This Programme For You?

  • YES if you want to help others to understand their true identity in relation to their whakapapa, their roles and responsibilities, and the principles and values to live life by?
  • YES if you want the knowledge and skills to instruct Open Water and Speciality Dive courses
  • YES if you want to be qualified to teach scuba diving and SSI specialties anywhere in the world
  • YES if you want to gain a wealth of high-level dive and leadership skills to enhance your future career prospects
  • YES if you want to teach diving as a qualified Professional Dive Instructor here in New Zealand or at exotic locations around the world
  • YES if you want to continue to higher education in adventure tourism, marine studies, marine construction, or sport and recreation

Assistant Instructor (Tauira Mahi)

You will be involved assisting the Akonga Kete Ki & Kete Ki Marae Ora Instructors as part of your dive instruction programme.

This includes a focus on tangata kaitiaki and the Kaimoana Customary Fishing Regulations throughout all of our programmes.

It’s also about:

  • Connecting people to their rights and responsibilities in relation to the land and sea with a focus on conservation and sustainability
  • Connecting people to their whanau and hapu aspirations
  • Providing people with safe access to their underwater environment via scuba diving and marine activities
  • “Ka tu ki uta, Ka noho ki te moana” – “Guardians of the incoming and outgoing tides”

5 Quick Facts about the Programme:

  1. The programme includes 25 logged Dives
  2. This course is NZQA approved as a Quality Assured Level 6 Qualification
  3. The duration of the course is 20 Weeks Full-Time
  4. You are eligible to apply for Student Allowances through StudyLink
  5. The Master Diver programme is a prerequisite


What You Will Learn

  • How to work with SSI Dive Instructors
  • Instruct clients to learn to dive
  • Instruct clients about diving off boats
  • Instruct clients in night dives
  • Instruct recreational divers in underwater navigation
  • Instruct clients in search and recovery diving
  • Instruct clients on deep diving
  • Instruct clients on rescue diving
  • Instruct clients to administer oxygen

Certifications You Will Achieve:

  • NZQA National Certificate in Diving (Instruction)
  • Cornerstone Education Certificate in Dive Instruction (Level 6)
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist
  • SSI Open Water Instructor
  • SSI Specialty Instructor × 5


or Call 0800 888 IKA (0800 888 452)