Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor
From AUD $2,500.00
  • Duration: 8 Days (approx.)
  • Location: South Townsville, QLD
  • Product code: P1HFJK

The Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build on the Divemaster Program by gaining practical teaching experience, learning to prepare lesson plans, and give academic presentations. You will work with an instructor to gain experience teaching before moving on to the Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor level. Once you complete the Specialty Instructor training with a qualified Instructor Trainer, you can become qualified to teach several Specialty Diver courses.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to have students gain practical teaching experience with an active Instructor.

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18
  • Certified Divemaster or equivalent
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider
  • Provide proof of at least 60 logged dives or 50 logged dives and 25 hours underwater accumulated time
  • Possess the minimum instructional equipment

* Note: First Aid, CPR or Emergency Oxygen Provider courses may be combined with the program by RAD's qualified RTO instructors.

What you can expect to learn:

The Assistant Instructor Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Standards and Procedures
  • History of the agency
  • Products and procedures
    • How to place an order
    • Yearly renewals
    • Requirements for Assistant Instructor certification
    • Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities of an Assistant Instructor
  • Liability and insurance
    • Risk management
    • Waivers and releases
    • Filling out an accident report
  • Course planning
    • Preparation, planning and control in dive management and diving activities
    • Pool/confined water and open water procedures
    • Practical experience in assisting with the training of open water dives
    • Pool/confined water and open water problem solving
    • How to conduct a snorkeling course
    • How to conduct an inactive diver/refresher course
  • Emergency procedures
    • First aid
    • Oxygen (O2) administration
    • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

For more information please visit our website or ask one of our staff members.


Day #1- 9:00am to 5:00pm (Theory, Dives 1 & 2)
Day #2- 9:00am to 5:00pm (Pool Session, Theory)

The student must assist an active instructor with the following classes. The student must attend all classroom, confined water and open water sessions.
1. One complete Open Water Scuba Diver Course
a. One limited academic presentation
b. One limited confined water presentation
c. One limited open water presentation
2. Four Specialty Courses
3. One Rescue Course