Price AU

30-50 M




2023 ADAS Diving and Supervisor Course Dates are online!


The onshore 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 using either scuba to 30 metres, or surface supplied breathing equipment to depths down to 50 metres. There are four separate qualifications under the onshore supervisors qualification scheme, and a trainee certification:

  • Occupational Dive Supervisor to 30 Metres on air using SCUBA (Part One)
  • Aquaculture SSBA to 30 metres
  • Occupational Dive Supervisor to 30 metres on air using SSBA (Part Two)
  • Occupational Dive Supervisor to 50 metres on air using SSBA (Part Three)
  • Trainee onshore Supervisor to the level of training and certificate you hold.

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.

Completing this course will help you:

Job Opportunities

It is required in Australia and New Zealand that all occupational diving operations are supervised and trained in the type of diving operation being conducted and holding a current supervisors certificate and are therefore crucial in any onshore diving project. As a qualified ADAS onshore supervisor there are a range of opportunities that are available, ranging from Aquaculture (Fish farming), Aquarium work, Onshore Construction, etc. 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.

Student Pre-Requisites

Students must hold a commercial diving certificate that is to the level that you are attempting to gain your supervisor ticket in (This must ADAS or convertable equivalent such as HSE, DCBC etc).

You must be recommended by your employer as being suitably mature, experienced and competent (there is a separate form letter for this that we will mail out on request).

Each level has a set number of logged SCUBA or SSBA dives and bottom time requirements that you must have logged over at least 12 months.

Before we can allow anyone to dive, they must hold an occupational dive medical. I am sure you have AS/NZS 2299.1 memorised now, and you guessed right. your medical, needs to be in accordance with this standard.
Because of this, the doctor who assesses you for medical fitness is required to be trained in hyperbaric medicine and certified as an occupational diving doctor.

you can find dive doctors using the SPUMS website below

Units of Competency

  • NAT11038001 Manage people in hyperbaric operations
  • BSBWHS414 Contribute to WHS risk management
  • BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • NAT11038003 Perform duties of dive supervisor in compliance with regulatory framework
  • NAT11038004 Apply knowledge of diving physics and physiology to ensure safety
  • NAT11038005 Manage hyperbaric illnesses, injuries and medical emergencies
  • NAT11038006 Manage risk associated with diving operations
  • NAT11038007 Conduct diving operations
  • NAT11038008 Plan diving operations
  • NAT11038009 Implement plant, equipment and maintenance procedures for diving operations
  • Elective: ADASUP524A Supervise enriched air nitrox diving
Part 2 Supervisor also completes:
  • NAT11038011 Supervise use of tools in a diving operation
Part 3 Supervisor also completes:
  • NAT11038010 Supervise on site chamber operations
  • NAT11006027 Administer oxygen in hyperbaric chambers and in general emergencies
  • Elective: NAT11038011 Supervise use of tools in a diving operation
  • Elective: NAT11038024 Supervise enriched air nitrox diving

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