An ADAS Part 4 Certificate is the natural next progression for a Part 3 Diver. It is the highest level of qualification offered by ADAS and if the final stepping stone in become a fully fledged commercial diver.
CDA has a saturation barge with diving capabilities up-to 100 meters at Lake Cethana. This course duration is approx. 21 days where students will be introduced to saturation equipment and trained in closed bell diving and chamber complexes. The student will also complete one dive at approximately 100 meters.
Closed Bell Diving is the most advance of all commercial diving, it is a diving technique that allows divers to reduce the risk of decompression sickness when working at great depths for long periods of time. Closed bell diving involves working and living in a pressurised environment either on land or underwater.
Successful completion of this course results in the following Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification: Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Operations (Closed bell diving). National Qualification Code: 10133NAT awarded by ADAS, RTO number 88104
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Graduates of this course will be qualified to work in the construction diving industry to a maximum of 300 meters. Not only does a student receive a Part 4 Certificate but also an ASLT Certificate which can open additional doors for job opportunities in the oil and gas sector.
Life Support Technicians are responsible for ensuring the safety of divers in decompression chambers or deep water saturation systems. Their duties include mixing breathing gases, making dive schedules and serving as the link between the diving supervisors and divers. As such there primary work is offshore as a vital member of any Closed Bell team
Due to the high level of training and qualifications needed to become a saturation diver. Divers who have successfully graduated from CDA with a Part 4 Certificate in Closed Bell Diving are in hot demand for high paying jobs, primarily offshore in the oil and gas sector.
Beyond a Saturation Diving Career, divers can aspire to become supervisors, superintendents or client reps. CDA Prides itself on its 100% Employment rate for 2018, and will help in any way it can to aid in the employment process of a graduated student.