ADAS Trainee Offshore Dive Supervisor (IMCA to 50 M)




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The offshore supervisor course covers activities and competencies required for the training and accreditation of dive supervisors who are required to supervise diving work safely and competently offshore, either on Air or Helium and using a diving bell (wet or closed). There are four separate qualifications under the onshore supervisors qualification scheme, two of which are trainee qualifications:

This course results in the partial completion of the following Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification: Diploma of Hyperbaric Operations (Diving supervision) National Qualification Code: 11038NAT

The Diploma is only available to candidate’s who completed their onshore supervisor training and assessment with an ATE accredited to issue VET qualifications.

Candidates who attended a non-VET ATE and do not hold a partial completion of the Diploma will only receive the above mentioned units of competence. 

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Who is the course for?

The IMCA Trainee Offshore Supervisor course is for aspiring supervisors who wish to gain the knowledge and understanding to pass the IMCA offshore supervisor exam. Our course is an ADAS approved and IMCA accepted supervisor course.

Student Prerequisites

  • Certified as a diver to the level of or exceeding that specified in AS 2815.3 and has a certificate to that effect. [NB: If the student is medically unfit to dive, he/she may undertake this training provided it is not more than three (3) years since their last dive]
  • Demonstrated competence as an offshore air diver in accordance with the ADAS Competence Assessment Standard and has completed 100 offshore commercial dives. In meeting this requirement, candidates may claim recognition of up to 40 onshore Part 3 SSBA dives provided such dives are run under offshore conditions including full air spread and recompression chamber onsite
  • Hold a recognised current Diver Medic Technician certificate or a current First Aid certificate from an accredited training organization (i.e. has been certified within 3 years of the conclusion of the proposed training program) and CPR and oxygen resuscitation skills must have been refreshed within the 12 month period prior to the conclusion of the training program. The student‘s First Aid qualifications must meet the competency requirements of AS/NZS 2299.1 Occupational diving operations standard operational practice.
  • Able to demonstrate sufficient maturity, leadership and management skills through supply of a letter (using the ADAS form letter) of suitability for training as a dive supervisor provided by a recognized diving employer.
  • Has successfully completed ADAS SSBA to 50m supervisor modules (designed to comply with this scheme).
  • Can understand written and verbal communication in English and can communicate effectively in English with other persons.
  • Has demonstrated competence as an offshore air and bell diver in accordance with the ADAS competence assessment standard and have competed a minimum of 400 lockout hours. If candidates are also qualified as an offshore air supervisor, additionally must have been qualified as such for two (2) years and supervised at least 100 offshore air dives

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