AS 2815.1:2021 Training and certification of occupational divers Part 1: Occupational SCUBA diver.
This document specifies the training activities and competencies required for the training and
certification of divers to work safely and competently as members of an occupational diving team —
(a) using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA);
(b) breathing air as the breathing gas;
(c) undertaking no decompression dives to 30 m (see Notes);
(d) undertaking basic underwater tasks;
(e) using a dry suit; and
(f) breathing enriched air nitrox (EAN) as the breathing gas.
Training and certification to this document is generally the minimum required by a diver to undertake diving in onshore locations to a depth no greater than 30 m, where no surface compression chambers are required by AS/NZS 2299 to be present on site. It is not intended to equip occupational divers who may be engaged in more demanding tasks and environments, such as within the construction industry.
This document includes provisions for trainees to undertake a more limited training program leading to Controlled Waters occupational diver certification.
Requirements and guidance for providers of occupational SCUBA diving training are given in Section 4. Training and certification of scientific divers is addressed in AS/NZS 2815.6.
This document is not intended to encompass the recreational diving industry and training within that industry.
For the purposes of this document, only open-circuit SCUBA is considered using either air or EAN. This document is not intended to train divers in the use of closed circuit or rebreather diving systems.
This document is not intended to train divers for surface supply diving, construction diving or diving in other higher hazard conditions. Refer to AS 2815.2 or AS 2815.3 for additional training and certification requirements for these occupations.
NOTE Controlled Waters occupational diver certification is for persons whose diving duties only involve diving within a controlled environment such as an aquarium, animal enclosure or swimming pool or who do not require training in all of the specialized underwater tasks (see Section 2). Divers with Controlled Waters certificates may only undertake diving operations within controlled environments up to the depth of training of 18 m. Persons holding Controlled Waters occupational diver certificates to this document may upgrade their diving qualifications by completion of all remaining modules or dive requirements in this document for full certification (except for the EAN or dry suit modules, which remain optional).AS 2815.1 pdf download.