The ADAS SSBA to 50M Part 3 certificate extends beyond the scope of Part 2, with the maximum depth of diving extended to 50 meters using Surface Supplied Breathing Apparatus (SSBA). This course is conducted over a 4 week period and greatly increases a divers ability to operate under working situations and is designed to get a diver operating at an offshore industry level. Students at this level will be introduced to hyperbaric chamber operations, hot water suits, hot water generators, wet bells & hydraulic tools.
Successful completion of this course results in the following Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification: Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Operations (Surface-supplied diving to 50m). National Qualification Code 10133NAT awarded by ADAS, RTO number 88104
More information reference; unit standard, course competencies & prerequisites can be found on the ADAS website: Click Here
A Part 2 Graduating to a qualified ADAS Part 3 diver from CDA has effectively 50% more training than a Part 2 graduate. At this point in a commercial divers training the commercial diving industry opens up widely to various opportunities both onshore and offshore.
Offshore work is often the end goal for a commercial diver as there is employment opportunities in the oil and gas sector, and a growing number of opportunities in the alternative energy sector (Wind and wave powered farms). CDA is regularly contacted by large corporations seeking divers and will help its graduates with employment the best it can. ADAS Part 3 is an International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) recognised certificate which will aid in the employment process for offshore work.
An ADAS Part 4 Certificate is the natural next progression for a Part 3 Diver, the Part 4 course can be completed after 12 months experience as a Part 3 commercial diver. A Part 4 Certificate gives the diver the ability to work in saturation diving, with depths exceeding 100 meters. The opportunities at this level are the most rewarding and highest paying.
At CDA we recommend all of our Part 3 graduates to consider completing their Part 4 Certificate once 12 months of experience is obtained at the Part 3 level.