ADAS Occupational SCUBA to 30m qualification (Part 1)
This is the first level of certification as a commercial diver. It is intended to establish occupational scuba diving skills as part of the training for construction divers and is the occupational SCUBA qualification for police, marine archaeology, scientific research, media, and engineering inspection diving.
The qualification limits the diver to using hand tools or conducting inspections in no decompression dives with direct access to the surface. The diver cannot operate surface controlled power tools, or dive in operations where the use of overhead lifting or other similar activities is required.
- Are at least 18 years of age at the commencement of training.
- Are in possession of a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive (see AS/NZS 2299.1) issued, after examination, by a doctor trained and experienced in underwater medicine in accordance with the requirements in AS/NZS 2299.1, and that certification remains valid until the scheduled completion date of the training being undertaken. If the trainee’s health has changed significantly since the medical certificate was issued, the trainee shall seek an appropriate medical review.
- Are able to swim competently.
- Note: Swimming competence should be demonstrated by the trainee completing a 200m swim on the surface using mask, fins and snorkel while wearing SCUBA equipment and neutrally buoyant within eight minutes, and by the trainee treading water for 10 min while fully clothed (i.e. wearing a long sleeved shirt and long pants).
- Hold a recognised certificate of recreational diving competence (e.g. an open water sports diver qualification from a recognised SCUBA training organization, or a certificate as a military diver) and demonstrate logged evidence of at least 10 dives undertaken since receiving certification and within 6 months of commencing the ADAS training course.
- Unless Non-English Language (NEL) speaking course arrangements have been made with ADAS, can understand written and verbal communication in English, and can communicate effectively in English with other persons.
- Hold either a recognised current Diver Medic Technician certificate or a current First Aid certificate from an accredited training organization (i.e. has been certified within 3 years of the conclusion of the proposed training program) and CPR and oxygen resuscitation skills must have been refreshed within the 12 month period prior to the conclusion of the training program. The student’s First Aid qualifications must meet the competency requirements of AS/NZS 2299.1 Occupational diving operations standard operational practice.
- Is able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, decimals and vulgar fractions; calculate percentages; and transpose and solve simple formulas, e.g. gas laws.