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VETASSESS – New Skills Assessment Criteria for Divers

VETASSESS has revised the assessment criteria for occupational divers who require a skills assessment for migration purposes. Traditionally, occupational divers who wished to migrate to Australia were required to hold a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in order to…

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Change to Renewal & Crossover Requirements

ADAS certification holders are no longer required to submit First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Management certifications during the renewal or crossover processes. In August 2022, the ADAS Board of Directors unanimously elected to remove the requirement for applicants to provide…

Dr David Smart, Corry Van Der Briek And Dr Sarah Lockley

2021 Derek Craig Award

Congratulations to Corry Van den Broek on receiving the 2021 Derek Craig Award. The Derek Craig Award for Improving Occupational Diver Safety is a perpetual award overseen by ADAS which recognises innovation or exceptional effort to advance the safety of…

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2022 Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Darren Shea on receiving the 2022 ADAS Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence. The Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence is an annual award overseen by ADAS and presented to an ADAS trainer who has shown exceptional dedication to the…

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Marine Pest Awareness Campaign

The Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry need your help in reporting marine pests in Australian waters. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry are developing visual materials to raise awareness on marine pest biosecurity issues in Australian…

New ADAS School

The latest ADAS school has officially opened its doors.  Located in New Zealand, the Omne Marine Training Centre (OMTC) provides access to a wide range of ADAS courses. Taking the place of Subsea Training Centre which closed in July this…

Offshore Worker Mental Health Survey

In an effort to understand and develop support for mental health issues affecting offshore workers, especially those affected by COVID-19, a tripartite Mental Health Working Group (MHWG) has worked with two major Australian universities to develop a mental health survey…

Approved First Aid Certifications

Holding a current First Aid certification is a mandatory component of most ADAS certifications, read on for clarification about which certifications are accepted for initial ADAS training and renewal applications. ADAS training and certification requirements are based on the AS…

WHS Certificate Reminder

The diving WHS Certificate course is now up and running.  Beat the rush and get in now to complete this short online course. In 2019, the AS 4005.2 Standard was removed from publication which means that people who undertake general…

WHS Certificate Now Available

The ADAS WHS Certificate aims to provide skills and knowledge relevant to onshore diving work classified as “general diving” – that is, diving work not deemed “high risk” in nature. Under the Model Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations (Part 4.8 Diving…

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