The Occupational SCUBA to 30m qualification (Part 1) is the first level of certification as a commercial diver. It is intended to establish occupational scuba diving skills as part of the training for construction divers and is the occupational SCUBA qualification for police, marine archaeology, scientific research, media, and engineering inspection diving.
The qualification limits the diver to using hand tools or conducting inspections in no decompression dives with direct access to the surface. The diver cannot operate surface controlled power tools, or dive in operations where the use of overhead lifting or other similar activities is required.
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 Part 1 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 10 min while fully clothed (i.e. wearing a long sleeved shirt and long pants)
The following units of competency are completed:
The ADAS Occupational Scuba Diving to 30 metres (Part 1) course is to have a minimum duration of four (4) weeks. That is a minimum of twenty (20) course days are to be programmed to meet the training, assessment and administration requirements of the course.
The emphasis of the training must be on preparing recreational SCUBA divers to work safely and effectively as members of a diving team using modern full face masks with effective communications to successfully achieve a variety of light work, inspection and survey tasks.