ADAS issues the Diver Medical Technician (DMT) certification in two forms: Onshore DMT and Offshore DMT, depending on a student‘s level of diving qualification.
Certificates of qualification as a DMT will be valid for two years only. A refresher course by an accredited DMT course provider will be required before re-certification.
ADAS Onshore DMT qualifications are issued to candidates who meet the general course requirements but who are not certified at the ADAS Part 3, Part 4 or Life Support Technician (LST) level or equivalent of diving qualification.
ADAS Offshore DMT qualifications are issued to candidates who meet the general course requirements and are certified at the ADAS Part 3, Part 4 or Assistant Life Support Technician (ALST), Life Support Technician (LST), or Life Support Supervisor (LSS) level qualification or equivalent.
DMT certification holders are able to refresh their certification between three (3) months prior to, or eight (8) weeks after the expiry date of their certification.
In order to undertake the DMT refresher course, applicants must enroll on the course during this timeframe. If they are unable to enroll on a refresher course in this time, they will be required to undertake the full DMT course in order to gain another certification.
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.
Both onshore DMT and offshore DMT applicants must meet the following pre-requisites:
Note: While being a Part 3 diver is not a prerequisite for this course applicants who are not Part 3 divers will also need to meet the unit of competency, ADADMT Assist as an attendant inside a hyperbaric chamber, see further information below. The training and assessment for this unit is to be undertaken in addition to the 10 days of the standard course.
In addition to the above, candidates for Offshore DMT certification must also hold a current ADAS Part 3, Part 4, Assistant Life Support Technician, Life Support Technician, or Life Support Supervisor qualification or equivalent.
The following units of competency are completed:
The DMT course is to be undertaken over a minimum period of 10 days. This period does not include the delivery of any of the four prerequisite units of competency.
Whilst being Part 3 diver is only a prerequisite for the offshore qualification, applicants who are not Part 3 divers will also need to meet the unit of competency, ADASHYP008A. The training and assessment for this unit is to be undertaken in addition to the 10 days nominated above.