ADAS has welcomed a new Board Chair Dr Stuart Cannon, and Board Member, Ben Law, as we farewell Board member Wendy Chambers and Chairman Ian Milliner, and thank Ian for his ten years of service on the ADAS Board.
New ADAS Training Courses
Two new ADAS training courses have recently been published and are ready for students!
After a lot of consultation and development with ADAS trainers, the ADAS First Aid and Nitrox diver training and assessment courses are now available. The courses are conducted through ADAS training establishments and are able to be integrated into existing courses such as diver and diving supervisor.
The ADAS First Aid course is a combination of online and face-to-face training. The online component allows students to complete theory aspects before they complete the face-to-face training and assessment with an ADAS school.
Completion of the course, titled ADAS Combined First Aid, allows students to meet the first aid requirements shown in AS/NZS 2299.1 – Occupational Diving Operations Standard. The course is separated into three components:
- Provide First Aid
- Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
- Oxygen Administration
Students can complete the components they require, whether that is just one or all three.
While there are no ADAS schools formally approved to conduct this training at this time, two schools interested and are both trialling the course with students.
The ADAS Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) diver course has also recently been published and is ready for ADAS training schools to utilise.
This course can be completed in conjunction with other diver training, or as a stand-alone course, and results in a Nitrox endorsement on the ADAS diver card. The course content has been developed to meet the requirements of the AS 2815 training Standards and includes both theoretical and practical training and assessment.
See the Training Courses page on the ADAS website for more information about both courses. Although there are no schools listed to conduct this training at the moment, there will be in future. Please contact ADAS if you wish to enrol in this course and are looking for a school to contact.