Academy of Diving Trust is registered and accredited as a multi-site Private Training Establishment by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) pursuant to the Education Amendment Act 1990. Academy of Diving Trust is accredited to provide education and training and undertake assessment of unit standards on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in a range of subject areas.
Academy of Diving Trust will be a key tertiary provider for the provision of a diverse range of skilled people for the economic, social and cultural requirements of the marine, aquatic, outdoors and recreational activities environment.
The Academy is an independently governed not-for-profit trust incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957. Academy of Diving Trust is registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005. A Board of Trustees governs the Academy of Diving Trust. The Trust is structured to be responsible for the governance of its approved regional tertiary education delivery sites located the length of New Zealand.
All dive delivery sites are Worksafe New Zealand Registered Adventure Activity Operators under the Adventure Activity Regulations 2011. Academy of Diving Trust is a signatory to the New Zealand Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. The Academy of Diving Trust offers internationally recognised dive industry and Medic First Aid® qualifications.
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has approved the Investment Plan that outlines the activities of Academy of Diving Trust for 2015–2016.