The Aquaculture SSBA to 30m course has been requested by the Australian seafood industry to meet its legislative requirement for ADAS training for tuna, salmon and farm diving operations.
The emphasis of the course is to train recreational qualified SCUBA divers to working safely and effectively as members of a diving team, on surface supply. The training is on modern light weight full face masks with effective communications, to successfully achieve a variety of light manual work tasks required of seafood divers.
It comprises an abridged version of the Part 1 theory combined with the SSBA equipment theory from the Part 2 course. The practical component consists of an expanded number of relatively short SSBA dives focussed on the limited set of Aquaculture skills.
The course meets the requirements of:
Note: If you study at an ADAS training establishment outside of Australia you may not be eligible for this Australian Qualifications Framework certificate. The ADAS licence, however, is issued at all ADAS training establishments.
Before applicants commence ADAS Aquaculture training, the ATE must ensure that they:
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 ten (10) minutes while fully clothed (i.e. wearing a long sleeved shirt and long pants)
The following units of competency are completed:
The Aquaculture course is of a minimum duration of four (4) weeks. That is, a minimum of twenty  course days are to be programmed to meet the training, assessment and administration requirements of the course.