(Pending NZQA/TEC Approval) New Zealand Certificate in Surface Supplied Breathing Apparatus (SSBA) Construction Diving to 30 metres (Level 4)

Key information

Duration: 12 weeks full time (Monday-Friday)

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

Version: 1

Qualification type: Certificate Level 4
Credits: 66

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


This course is (pending final approval) 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.