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Offshore Supervisor Certification Scheme

In November 2018 the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) made a change to the exam resit protocol for Offshore Supervisor and Life Support Technician (LST) certification applicants.   The ADAS and IMCA processes are subject to mutual agreement therefore to maintain…

Forged Training Qualifications

Earlier this year the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) was instrumental in the investigation of forged Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications which led to an AUD $75,000 penalty being issued to the person who fabricated the qualifications. While this case…

New ADAS School

ADAS is very excited to announce the accreditation of a new ADAS training facility located in Tasmania.  Commercial Dive Academy (CDA) became operational in February 2018 and is located on the sites previously used by The Underwater Centre Tasmania (TUCT)…

Passing of an ADAS Trainer

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent loss of long-term ADAS trainer Bevin Baker who passed away suddenly at his home in Tasmania. Bevin had been actively involved in the commercial diving industry since first gaining his…

Supervisor Diploma Pathway

ADAS has developed a process which allows ADAS onshore supervisors who hold a partial Diploma of Hyperbaric Operations (Diving supervision) to gain a full Diploma by completing a program consisting of logged on-the-job experience and online learning in conjunction with…

ADAS Training in the UAE

The New Zealand based ADAS training facility, Subsea Training Centre (STC), recently conducted offshore diver training and assessment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The course, which was undertaken in partnership with the UAE based segment of Archirodon Construction Group…

ADAS Simulators

Two ADAS diving supervisor training simulators continue to be available for existing and prospective diving supervisors to undertake training, verification of competency, or panel time. Since the introduction of the ADAS Diving Supervisor Training Simulators in late 2010, the diving…

Safety-first

Safety

The safety focus for this newsletter relates to a technical service bulletin issued by Broco/Rankin and a HSE safety alert regarding catastrophic failures of certain aluminium SCUBA cylinders. Broco/Rankin Technical Service Bulletin On March 13th 2018 a technical service bulletin…

Pearl Diver Fatality Coronial Findings

In April 2012 a drift diver, Jarrod Hampton, died after undertaking routine drift diving work to collect pearl oysters.  Jarrod’s death has been investigated by authorities since that time with the Western Australia Coroner’s court releasing its findings in February…

Police Diver Training

In early February members of the South Australia Police Water Operations Unit and the Victoria Police Search and Rescue Squad undertook combined diving operations for a two week period near Mount Gambier, South Australia. These operations acted as a way…

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