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Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.


  • PACKAGE A : $ 21,000 NTD

IDC staff course takes 4 days. Do not join IDC course.

  • PACKAGE B : $ 25,500 NTD

After 4 days IDC staff course, join with IDC course (11days) as assistance.

The fee includes unlimited use of tanks during the class. It does not include any other equipment or materials. 

Additional materials that you’ll need:

1 ) Course Director Manual AUD 403.56 

Confined Water Teaching Evaluation Slate AUD 49.55

Open Water Teaching Evaluation Slate AUD 49.55

Skill Evaluation Slate AUD 22.07

2 ) PADI IDC staff application fee: AUD 161 



What will you learn?

  • Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course.


  • Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum

  • How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course

  • The psychology of evaluation and counseling

  • Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

  • Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC or practice teaching many curriculum components.


  • As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.

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