Scientific Diver or Research Diver
Work in Marine Sciences? – this is YOUR Occupational Diver Rating…Research or Scientific SCUBA Diver course - This is the qualification you require to allow you to conduct occupational diving for Scientific and Research purposes.
The new Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Nationally Recognised training course RTD3508A: Perform diving for scientific purposes – the PADI Scientific SCUBA Diver course will give you the Qualifications.
Course contentCould 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.
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 on average
Scientific Diver Rating - priced according to required components needed and number of people participating.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
PrerequisitesIn 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:
Certification of PADI Open Water or equivalent with the addition of theory and rescue skills.
Certification of PADI Advanced Open Water with the compulsory inclusion and Logbook proof of:
Deep Diving, Navigation Diving, Night Diving, Search and Recovery Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist or Aware Fish ID and Underwater Photography or Videography
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:
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 DetailsUpon completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment for RTD3508A: 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:
All 6 courses including 20 dives, Textbooks and equipment use! Total package $1,695.00
Training from Advanced Open Water to Scientific Diver
Already a Scuba Diver? This package takes you all the way to Scientific Diver!
All 5 courses including 14 dives, Textbooks and equipment use! Total package $1,295.00
FAQ'sQuestion: I am a PADI Rescue Diver, What will I need to do before starting the Sci-Diver course?
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.
This gives you the SROSCB001A SCUBA dive in open water to a max depth of 18m qualification.
The Advanced Open Water needs to have specific specialty dives completed including Deep, Navigation, Night, and three of the following: Search and Recovery, AWARE fish ID, Boat Dive, Digital Underwater Photography, Drift Dive, Enriched Air Dive, Multilevel and Computer dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Wreck dive and Underwater Videography dive.
The conversion to SROSCB001A: Complete specialty open water dives qualification is needed.
The Rescue Diver needs to have a brief extension to achieve the SROSCB007A Perform diver rescues qualification.
For each qualification you need, it will cost $40 certificate fee.
A HLTFA301B Apply First Aid is required. If that qualification is over 12 months old, a CPR and Basic Life Support update is required. 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 SRXEMR003A Administer Oxygen in an Emergency Situation 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 Apply First Aid course
Along with a AS2299 Dive Medical, that is all you need before starting your Sci Diver course!
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