Course Overview

The Restricted SSBA to 30m (Part 2 Restricted) qualification is a progressive step from AS 2815.1 (Occupational SCUBA Diver). It can be conducted separate to or amalgamated with Part 1 SCUBA training and requires Part 1 qualification before certification can be issued.

The course includes the use of surface-supplied breathing apparatus (SSBA) and significantly increases the diver’s ability to operate under working situations. Divers who wish to be certified to dive on SSBA to 30 metres but who do not need the construction and power tool competencies inherent in the full Part 2 may undertake a Part 2 (Restricted) course.

Course Standards

The course meets the requirements of:

  • AS 2815.2 – Air Diving to 30m
  • Partial completion of Certificate IV in Hyperbaric Operations (Surface-supplied diving to 30m). National Qualification Code: 10133NAT.

Note: If you study at an ADAS training establishment outside of Australia you may not be eligible for this Australian Qualifications Framework certificate. The ADAS licence, however, is issued at all ADAS training establishments.

Student Prerequisites

Before applicants commence ADAS Restricted SSBA to 30m training, the ATE must ensure that they:

  • Hold a current ADAS Part 1 qualification or approved equivalent, have qualified at an ADAS Part 1 course in the previous one month or are undertaking an integrated Part 1/Part 2R course
  • Are in possession of a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive (see AS/NZS 2299.1) issued, after examination, by a doctor trained and experienced in underwater medicine in accordance with the requirements in AS/NZS 2299.1, and that certification remains valid until the scheduled completion date of the training being undertaken. If the trainee’s health has changed significantly since the medical certificate was issued, the trainee shall seek an appropriate medical review;
  • Hold either 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.
  • Unless Non-English Language (NEL) speaking course arrangements have been made with ADAS, can understand written and verbal communication in English, and can communicate effectively in English with other persons.


The following units of competency are completed:

  • ADAHYP402A Maintain effective working relationships within dive or hyperbaric operations team
  • FSKNUM14 Calculate with whole numbers and familiar fractions, decimals and percentages for work
  • ADADIV403A Apply knowledge of anatomy , physiology and diving physics to diving
  • ADADIV404A Assess diving casualty and assist with treatment of diving conditions
  • ADASSB411A Utilise and maintain surface-supplied diving equipment
  • ADASSB412A Undertake pre-dive preparations for a surface-supplied diving operation
  • ADASSB413A Undertake underwater deployment in a surface-supplied diving operation
  • ADASSB414A Implement emergency procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
  • ADASSB415A Undertake post-dive procedures for a surface-supplied diving operation
  • ADADIV453A Perform underwater tasks for a diving operation
  • ADADIV461A Ensure health and safety in occupational diving in compliance with legislation
  • ADADIV462A Work effectively in the occupational diving industry
  • Elective: SISOSCB317A Complete a dive using Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx)
  • Elective: ADASSB458A Use enriched air nitrox in occupational diving operations

Delivery & Assessment

The Restricted SSBA to 30m program comprises a minimum of 2 weeks. That is, a minimum of ten (10) working days are to be programmed to meet the training, assessment and administration requirements of the course. It must be conducted according to the requirements outlined in this document.

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