The Australian and New Zealand Standard 2299.1 requires that all occupational diving operations (including chamber dives) are supervised by a supervisor who has been:
AS 2815.5 details the competencies a supervisor must demonstrate in regard to:
Divers may apply to undertake a formal ADAS onshore supervisor training at an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment (ATE). The Australian Standard AS 2815.5 requires that applicants meet the following criteria:
As a minimum, the trainee should present logged evidence of operational experience as follows:
It is desirable that the trainee’s experience include experience in supervisory tasks, such as panel operation, gained under the oversight of a qualified dive supervisor. A certificate of medical fitness to dive in accordance with AS/NZS 2299.1 is preferable but not essential.
The ADAS Aquaculture supervisor qualification is specific for the seafood industry, based on that industry’s particular constraints and needs. The prerequisites for the Aquaculture supervisor qualification recognise that the industry carries out a limited range of diving operations confined to seafood pens.
ADAS will issue successful applicants with a licence as a diving supervisor. The qualification will be based on the candidates ability to meet the relevant selection criteria and demonstrate competence at the required level.
ADAS supervisor qualifications are:
Supervisor certifications are valid for a period of five years. At the end of that time diving supervisors may apply to ADAS to renew their licence.
Accreditation as an ADAS diving supervisor is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), and a Diploma of Hyperbaric Operations – Dive Supervisor VET certificate will be issued by ADAS together with the ADAS licence.