As an internationally recognised certification agency, ADAS works to improve the global recognition of diver qualifications by connecting with colleagues and agencies around the world.
In recent months, there has been a significant amount of work being undertaken by ADAS schools Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) and Subsea Training Centre (STC) to expand their training scopes and also to undertake additional training outside of Australia.
Commercial Dive Academy (CDA)
Earlier this year ADAS shared the news that the Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) had gained approval to conduct ADAS training in Tasmania. Since that time, CDA has now established operations in Tasmania with a range of new equipment being installed.
CDA has also expanded its training scope to include not only standard diver and onshore supervisor courses, but also now Recognition of Prior Learning – Exceptional Circumstances (RPL-EC) courses at the levels of ADAS Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. These courses are conducted on an assessment-only basis and are available for existing divers who may not have undertaken formal training in the past but have a substantial amount of diving experience.
All other ADAS training facilities are also accredited to run RPL-EC courses.
Subsea Training Centre (STC)
The New Zealand based Subsea Training Centre (STC) successfully conducted diver training courses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier this year and have now followed that with further training in Singapore in conjunction with Singapore Salvage Engineers (SSE). The partnership between STC and SSE (under the name SSETC) will be ongoing and provides further training options for internationally based potential students.
Anyone interested in finding out about training courses with these, or any other, training school can find details of the training schools and which courses they are accredited to run on the Training Schools page of the ADAS website.