The Atmospheric Diving System (ADS) training course is intended to train pilots and supervisors in the safe operation and maintenance of the ADS and to provide a sufficient amount of experience and knowledge to qualify the pilot or supervisor to undertake field operations.
The program provides a safe and supervised environment where pilots can be directed and corrected in technique and understanding. The duration of the course allows students to identify individual constraints in operating the suit and develop personalized corrective action. During the course structures and framework will be added to simulate the real working environment. In training course specific to a job, training will simulate the real tasks that will be encountered during operations.
This 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.
ADS students must be able to fit into the ADS and perform all necessary movements. They must also meet the following pre-requisites:
The following units of competency are included:
Theory covers top level understanding relevant to the physical operations of the ADS and the understanding of resources available to assist in ADS understanding.
During the practical dive sessions the pilot trainee is expected to perform a number of tasks that reflect situations and operations that may be encountered in the field. Pilots require approximately 20 hours to learn basic skills and become proficient with suit life support and flying functions to allow them to focus on the work tasks. Students are introduced to the tooling with emphasis on job preparation, planning, and tool modification required for use with the ADS.
During open water dive sessions the pilot trainee is expected to perform a number of tasks that reflect situations and operations that may be encountered in the field. Courses may be tailored for military sub-rescue, salvage, inspection and non destructive testing, or typical oilfield construction.
The following are examples of typical tasks which will be completed by students and tracked within the course: