The Chamber Operator course is a stand-alone program for divers or non-divers. However, it is normally incorporated in the SSBA to 50m (Part 3) course. The program includes the operation and maintenance of decompression chambers.
All Part 3 and Part 3 (Restricted) divers will be certified specifically as Chamber Operators and this certification is relevant to non diving hyperbaric operations. ADAS Part 1 or Part 2 divers may be certified on successfully undertaking the six (6) day program detailed below. Non divers may also be certified as an ADAS Chamber Operator following a minimum of ten (10) days of training as detailed below.
The intent of the course is to prepare personnel with appropriate diving physics and physiology theory competencies and the practical skills necessary to safely operate a two place compression chamber for decompression, and recompression operations for diving operations and therapeutic treatments.
An Advanced Chamber Operator course is also available for those whose focus is on therapeutic chamber use.
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.
Applicants for the Chamber Operator program must:
Advanced Chamber Operator applicants must first hold the Chamber Operator certification.
The following units of competency are completed:
Both diver and non-diver training and assessment is to be undertaken with an ADAS training facility.
Non-divers are to complete preliminary training before undertaking the full Chamber Operator course. This training includes: