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Course Overview

The Restricted SSBA to 30m (Part 2 Restricted) qualification is a progressive step from AS 2815.1 (Occupational SCUBA Diver). It can be conducted separate to or amalgamated with Part 1 SCUBA training and requires Part 1 qualification before certification can be issued.

The course includes the use of surface-supplied breathing apparatus (SSBA) and significantly increases the diver’s ability to operate under working situations. Divers who wish to be certified to dive on SSBA to 30 metres but who do not need the construction and power tool competencies inherent in the full Part 2 may undertake a Part 2 (Restricted) course.

Course Standards

The course meets the requirements of:

  • AS 2815.2 – Air Diving to 30m
  • Partial completion of Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Operations (Surface-supplied diving to 30m). National Qualification Code: 11006NAT.

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.

  • All ADAS schools teach to the ADAS standard, this means that graduates of non-VET accredited schools may apply to ADAS for a VET qualification through a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process. Contact ADAS for more information about this process.

Student Prerequisites

Before applicants commence ADAS Restricted SSBA to 30m training, the ATE must ensure that they:

  • Hold a current ADAS Part 1 qualification or approved equivalent, have qualified at an ADAS Part 1 course in the previous one month or are undertaking an integrated Part 1/Part 2R course
  • Are in possession of a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive (see AS/NZS 2299.1) issued, after examination, by a doctor trained and experienced in underwater medicine in accordance with the requirements in AS/NZS 2299.1, and that certification remains valid until the scheduled completion date of the training being undertaken. If the trainee’s health has changed significantly since the medical certificate was issued, the trainee shall seek an appropriate medical review;
  • Hold either a recognised current Diver Medic Technician certificate or a current First Aid certificate from an accredited training organization (i.e. has been certified within 3 years of the conclusion of the proposed training program) and CPR and oxygen resuscitation skills must have been refreshed within the 12 month period prior to the conclusion of the training program. The student’s First Aid qualifications must meet the competency requirements of AS/NZS 2299.1 Occupational diving operations standard operational practice.
  • Unless Non-English Language (NEL) speaking course arrangements have been made with ADAS, can understand written and verbal communication in English, and can communicate effectively in English with other persons.


The following units of competency are completed:

  • NAT11006001 Work safely in hyperbaric operations
  • NAT11006002 Maintain effective working relationships within dive or hyperbaric operations team
  • NAT11006003 Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and diving physics to diving
  • NAT11006004 Assess diving casualty and assist with first aid and treatment of diving illnesses and injuries
  • NAT11006011 Utilise and maintain surface-supplied diving equipment
  • NAT11006012 Undertake pre-dive preparations for a surface-supplied diving operation
  • NAT11006013 Undertake underwater deployment in a surface-supplied diving operation
  • NAT11006014 Implement emergency procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
  • NAT11006015 Undertake post-dive procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
  • NAT11006053 Perform underwater tasks using basic tools and visual techniques for a diving operation
  • NAT11006061 Contribute to health and safety in diving operations in compliance with legislation
  • NAT11006062 Work effectively in the occupational diving industry
  • Elective: NAT11006058 Use enriched air nitrox in occupational diving operations

Delivery & Assessment

The Restricted SSBA to 30m program comprises a minimum of 2 weeks. That is, a minimum of ten (10) working days are to be programmed to meet the training, assessment and administration requirements of the course. It must be conducted according to the requirements outlined in this document.

Commercial Dive Academy (CDA)

Inspection Head Wharf, 200 Flinders Street, BEAUTY POINT TAS 7270

Singapore Salvage Engineers Training Centre (SSETC)

No. 23 Shipyard Road Singapore

Boğaziçi Underwater Research Centre (BURC)

Yavuzturk Sok. No32 D:1 Altiyol ISTANBUL, Turkey

International Diving Academy (IDA)

Lot 3572 Jalan Panchur Kawasan Perindustrian Teluk Kalong Kemaman, 24000 Terengganu

Professional Divers Training Academy (PDTA)

2 Sonia Street, Carrum Downs, VIC, 3201

Underwater Training Centre – South Australia (UTCSA)

PO Box 176, BURRA SA 5417, Australia

NSW Police Diving Unit

Marine Area Command Complex, 4 Jubilee Place BALMAIN NSW 2041, Australia

South Australia Police

Water Operations, Unit 82 The Esplanade SEMAPHORE SA 5019, Australia

Victoria Police

Search and Rescue Squad, 100 Nelson Place, WILLIAMSTOWN VIC 3016

Oceanos Professional Diving School

C/Josep Pla sn - Sea Side Marine Platform of the Forum 08019 Barcelona

Omne Marine Training Centre (OMTC)

11 Piermark Drive Albany Auckland NZ

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