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VETASSESS – New Skills Assessment Criteria for Divers

VETASSESS has revised the assessment criteria for occupational divers who require a skills assessment for migration purposes. Traditionally, occupational divers who wished to migrate to Australia were required to hold a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in order to…

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Change to Renewal & Crossover Requirements

ADAS certification holders are no longer required to submit First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Management certifications during the renewal or crossover processes. In August 2022, the ADAS Board of Directors unanimously elected to remove the requirement for applicants to provide…

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Safety Update

It has fortunately been relatively quiet in relation to serious incidents recently.  There are two IMCA safety alerts in this issue which relate to a surface decompression near-miss and the incorrect set-up of a grinder. It has fortunately been relatively…

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2021 Derek Craig Award

Congratulations to Corry Van den Broek on receiving the 2021 Derek Craig Award. The Derek Craig Award for Improving Occupational Diver Safety is a perpetual award overseen by ADAS which recognises innovation or exceptional effort to advance the safety of…

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2022 Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Darren Shea on receiving the 2022 ADAS Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence. The Maurie Vierow Award of Excellence is an annual award overseen by ADAS and presented to an ADAS trainer who has shown exceptional dedication to the…

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Marine Pest Awareness Campaign

The Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry need your help in reporting marine pests in Australian waters. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry are developing visual materials to raise awareness on marine pest biosecurity issues in Australian…

Coroners Court Recommendations

ADAS is aware of the Recommendations made by the Coroners Court of New South Wales to the ADAS Executive following the inquest into the 2015 death of Mark Leon Murphy. The ADAS Executive, along with the ADAS Board of Directors,…

COVID-19 Guidance

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our lives, many commercial divers are finding it challenging to determine when it is safe for them to return to diving work after contracting COVID-19. In recent months ADAS has received a number…

New ADAS School

ADAS is excited to announce that Alfred Health’s Hyperbaric Medicine department is the latest training facility to become an ADAS Accredited Training Establishment (ATE). The Hyperbaric Medicine department located at The Alfred in Melbourne Australia, is world-renowned as a leader…

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