Scientific Diver or Research Diver

Work in Marine Sciences? – this is YOUR Occupational Diver Rating…

Scientific Diver or Research Diver – This is the qualification you require to allow you to conduct occupational diving for Scientific and Research purposes.

NRTThe new Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Nationally Recognised training course AHCLPW305: Perform diving for scientific purposes – the PADI Scientific SCUBA Diver course will give you the Qualifications.

 

Scientific Diver or Research Diver Course content:

Could you run and retrieve line reels while wearing a blacked out mask? Could you set an underwater grid?
This course was developed as an occupational rating, for those working in marine industry. It is approved by Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), as Nationally Recognised Training and involves a number of competency components.

  • Scientific Diver or Research Diver quadrantsScientific Diver Theory and Classroom Workshop.
  • Underwater Transect line layout and survey for a specific purpose, either Fish ID or Reef Life.
  • Restricted Visibility diving. Learn restricted visibility techniques and diving procedures.
  • Search and recovery techniques and safety practices.
  • Scientific dive proposals, checklists and dive plans requirements,
  • Line signals and rescue procedures.

In the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, AQF qualifications are accredited either through national Training Package processes endorsed by the National Quality Council or accredited by state and territory accrediting authorities.

 

When can I Start?

Courses are held on a regular basis and are usually tailored to the requirements of the students. Contact us for assistance.

Bookings are Essential.
Duration: 2 Days minimum

Scientific Diver or Research Diver Course Pricing.

Scientific Diver Rating – priced according to required components needed and number of people participating.

The cost starts from $495 including 3 dives. Additional training and dives are extra. (Standard course is $595) All RTO pre requisite course costs are extra.

The delivery of this course is under a partnership with PADI Asia Pacific as the RTO (RTO ID#6729). The Course is exempt of GST

 

Prerequisites.

SciDiver3In order to complete the Course, all prerequisite courses must be completed in accordance with the ASQA Nationally Recognised training course that is associated with that level which includes:
  • SISOSCB301A Scuba Dive in Open Water to a maximum depth of 18 Metres. Certification of PADI Open Water or equivalent with the addition of theory and rescue skills of the qualifications: SISOODR302A Plan Outdoor Recreation Activities and SISOOPS304A Plan for Minimal Environmental Impact.
  • Certification of PADI Advanced Open Water with the compulsory inclusion and Logbook proof of 7 specialty dives:
    Deep Diving, Navigation Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist or Aware Fish ID and Underwater Photography or Digital U/W Photography or U/W Videography and AWARE-Coral Reef Conservation and Wreck Diver.
  • SISOSCB306A Perform Diver Rescues Certification of the PADI Rescue Diver with additional theory and skills.
  • If all you have is the Padi or equivalent courses, further competency will be needed to achieve accreditation of these courses.
    As well as the standard PADI courses, you will need to hold qualifications of:
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (within 3 years) with a current HLTAID001. Provide CPR (inc AED) (within 12 months)
  • 22298VIC – Course in Basic Oxygen Administration
  • A current AS/NZS 2299.1 Dive Medical is required as well.

Not meet all the prerequisites for this programme? No Problem! You can complete any additional components required as a package with this course – contact us for details.

 

Certification Details

Upon completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment for AHCLPW305: Perform diving for scientific purposes, including any additional units of competency you successfully complete. A Nationally recognized training occupational scientific scuba diving course.

 

Complete Course Package Deals !

Training from Open Water to Scientific Diver
Start with us and all your courses will be mapped to the requirements of all of these courses:

  • SISOSCB301A Scuba Dive in Open Water to a maximum depth of 18 Metres. PADI Open Water course with 6 Dives including basic rescues.
  • PADI Advanced Open Water course with 7 Dives including Deep, Navigation, Night, Search and Recovery, AWARE fish ID or Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography or Digital Underwater Photography or Underwater Videographer, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck dive or AWARE Coral Reef Consrvation dive.
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (within 3 years) with a current HLTAID001. Provide CPR (inc AED)
  • 22298VIC – Course in Basic Oxygen Administration
  • SISOSCB306A Perform diver rescues. Padi Rescue Diver course with additional skills
  • AHCLPW305 – Perform Diving for Scientific Purposes. PADI Scientific Diver Course

All 6 courses including 20 dives, Textbooks and equipment use! Total package $1,995.00

 

Training from Advanced Open Water to Scientific Diver
Already a Scuba Diver? This package takes you all the way to Scientific Diver!

  • PADI Advanced Open Water course with 7 Dives including Deep, Navigation, Night, Search and Recovery, AWARE fish ID or Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography or Digital Underwater Photography or Underwater Videographer, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck dive or AWARE Coral Reef Consrvation dive.
  • HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (within 3 years) with a current HLTAID001. Provide CPR (inc AED)
  • 22298VIC – Course in Basic Oxygen Administration
  • SISOSCB306A Perform Diver Rescues. Padi Rescue Diver course with additional skills
  • AHCLPW305: Perform diving for scientific purposes. PADI Scientific Diver Course

 

All 5 courses including 14 dives, Textbooks and equipment use! Total package $1,495.00

 

FAQ’s about the Scientific Diver or Research Diver Course.

Question: Will this legally allow me to dive within my occupation as a scientist?

Answer:

This course will hold the same recognition within the commercial sector for diving for scientific purposes that any other course including the ADAS equivalent. It has the ability to recognise recreational qualifications as training and enhance and convert them to occupational standards.

 

Question: I am a PADI Rescue Diver, What will I need to do before starting the Sci-Diver course?

Answer:
All your qualifications are good for recognition, however we need to convert them to RTO based qualifications.
The Open Water Diver needs to have a extension including “Plan for minimal environmental impact and Plan outdoor recreation activities” to be completed. (SISOODR302A Plan Outdoor Recreation Activities and SISOOPS304A Plan for Minimal Environmental Impact.)

This gives you the SISOSCB301A SCUBA dive in open water to a max depth of 18m qualification.

The PADI Advanced Open Water needs to have specific 7 specialty dives completed including Deep, Navigation, Night, Search and Recovery, AWARE fish ID or Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography or Digital Underwater Photography or Underwater Videographer, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck dive or AWARE Coral Reef Conservation dive.

The Rescue Diver needs to have a brief extension to achieve the SISOSCB306A Perform diver rescues qualification.
For each qualification you need, it will cost $40 certificate fee. ($25 each if included in Scientific Diver course)

The RTO vocational equivalent to the courses requires Competency . You may need to prove that through assessment in the water if you have done your Pre-requisite courses elsewhere.
The assessment could require more than a single trip (2 dives), depending on your ability. This is assessed with your in-water performance.

A HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (within 3 years) with a current HLTAID001. Provide CPR (inc AED) within 12 months. If it is over 3 years old, you will need to renew the full Apply First Aid certificate. The cost of this course is $120

The 22298VIC – Course in Basic Oxygen Administration qualification is required, which is an extended Oxygen Provider course. If you need the CPR/Basic Life Support update, it can be done with this course.
The cost of this course is $120 or $90 if completed with the Provide First Aid course

Along with a AS2299 Dive Medical, that is all you need before starting your Sci Diver course!

Jetty Dive Centre delivers nationally recognised and accredited training in partnership with and under the auspices of PADI RTO #6729