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Delivering ADAS accredited training to provide divers with global reach

The Underwater Centre, Tasmania has entered into partnership with SSE Training Centre Pte Ltd, Singapore to deliver ADAS accredited commercial diver training.

Our experienced diver training team travelled to Singapore in June 2017 to deliver on-site training, in English, to SSE Training Centre personnel. This course was an RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) Part 1 SCUBA and Part 2 Surface Supplied Breathing Apparatus (SSBA), delivered to delegates who are already experienced commercial divers. Thanks to their existing diving experience, the SSE divers completed a shortened version of the standard ADAS courses to gain the ADAS internationally-recognised certification.

SSE Training Centre Pte Ltd was established to enable the company to deliver ADAS accredited diver training in Singapore. Their existing diving staff were already highly experienced, with a large amount of working hours completed, which allowed them to convert their local government-backed ticket into the ADAS accredited Part 1 and Part 2 tickets through completion of the RPL course.

Allan Brown, Operations Director (The Underwater Centre Tasmania) commented, “Working with the team at SSE Training Centre has been a fantastic experience for us, the commitment to excellence and their passion for quality has been continually evident throughout this first project together. This excellence and passion has combined naturally with the experience and professionalism of the team. The Underwater Centre Tasmania and SSE Training Centre have formed a very strong partnership in the delivery of ADAS qualifications in Singapore.”

This training collaboration, to deliver ADAS internationally-recognised certifications, is the first of its kind in Singapore and, until now, meant that SSE divers were restricted to working in the waters within the government-backed certification boundaries. By obtaining the ADAS certification the divers will now be able to work around the world, on a range of jobs and for different companies.

Captain Ram K Kumar, General Manager (SSE Training Centre) commented on this partnership saying, “It has been a great pleasure and privilege to be working in partnerships with The Underwater Centre Tasmania. Together we have been able to deliver high quality dive training systems coupled with internationally recognised ADAS qualifications in Singapore. SSE Training Centre Pte Ltd and The Underwater Centre Tasmania has been working passionately for past 6 months to reach this important milestone for both parties and it’s really a proud moment. Looking forward for continued friendship and success”.

Longer term, the aim is to extend this training to deliver a range of ADAS courses, to individual students as well as staff, including ADAS Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 (Occupational Diver to 50M) on the SSE Training Centre site. In addition to this, The Underwater Centre Tasmania will aim to establish and deliver ADAS Supervisor Training to the appropriate levels, ADAS Diver Medic course and a stand-alone Chamber Operations course.