Both onshore and offshore diving industries are covered by the Professional Diving Industry Award 2010. This award provides a guide for various levels of diver and diving supervisor and also provides detail of entitlements available to workers.
Although an endorsed Award is available, diving contractors also have the option of entering into an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) with individual workers or groups of workers.
EBAs are required to be approved by Fair Work Australia and undergo a rigorous review process before approval is granted. EBAs provide the same level of detail as an Award, including pay rates. The rates of pay in an EBA cannot be less than the relevant rate of pay under the equivalent Award.