Qualification details

DEF41412 - Certificate IV in Defence Diving (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 24/Jan/2013

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Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
DeletedDeleted from DEF12 Defence Training Package16/Aug/2017
Supersedes and is equivalent to PUA41406 - Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Diving)23/Jan/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMN311B - Maintain workplace safetyMaintain workplace safety Elective
BSBFLM305C - Support operational planSupport operational plan Elective
BSBLED401A - Develop teams and individualsDevelop teams and individuals Elective
BSBMGT401A - Show leadership in the workplaceShow leadership in the workplace Elective
BSBOHS201A - Participate in OHS processesParticipate in OHS processes Core
BSBSUS301A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practicesImplement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices Elective
DEFDV001B - Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metresDive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres Core
DEFDV002B - Support SCUBA diving operations from the surfaceSupport SCUBA diving operations from the surface Core
DEFDV003B - Act as a standby diverAct as a standby diver Elective
DEFDV004B - Dive using surface-supplied breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metresDive using surface-supplied breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4991-11 Defence Force Member Not Elsewhere Included 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Defence Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A No Specific Job Role 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 441111 Defence Force Member - Other Ranks 06/May/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4991-11 Defence Force Member Not Elsewhere Included 06/May/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0999 Other Society And Culture 06/May/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 24/Jan/2013 
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DEF12 V2

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DEF12 V1

First release.

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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF41412 Certificate IV in Defence Diving have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.

Defence qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 

Communication 

  • communicate (verbally by radio and non-verbally through signalling methods)
  • communicate non-verbally with other divers
  • communicate through underwater radio devices
  • compile briefs and clear messages
  • compile reports on equity and diversity issues
  • discuss and clear dive plan
  • identify and communicate equity and diversity strategies to team members
  • interpret and respond to all line signals between diver and supervisor
  • interpret signals and read gauges
  • maintain communications
  • provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers
  • report regularly and accurately to the supervisor on a diver s condition, position and progress
  • quarantine any unserviceable equipment and report defects
  • transmit and receive messages
  • use diver-to-diver hand signals
  • use the phonetic alphabet
  • use words twice procedures
  • use written and diagrammatic communications on underwater writing boards

Teamwork 

  • apply techniques to support others
  • assist a diver in fitting and inspecting dive equipment prior to undertaking the dive
  • assist diver in the removal and stowage of equipment
  • assist other divers
  • attend to a SCUBA (air) diver from the surface
  • confirm diver s equipment
  • control the diver from the surface during a poor visibility search
  • ensure all aspects of assistance is given in dive preparation
  • foster and promote equity and diversity practices
  • independently check fit and function of equipment
  • maintain diver s safety line throughout the dive
  • manage irrecoverable malfunctions through buddy breathing
  • provide assistance during diver s entry into, and exit from, the water
  • provide assistance to maximise individual contribution to the attainment of the team objectives
  • react to individual and group contingencies/emergencies
  • recognise signs and symptoms of compression related problems (in self and others)
  • supervise and monitor equity and diversity processes within the workplace
  • understand team dynamics, aims and objectives
  • understand the composition, roles and responsibilities of team members
  • work within a team environment

Problem solving 

  • analyse and solve problems
  • avoid or manage posed threats
  • clear and refit flooded face mask and/or blocked mouthpiece
  • conduct an in-water leak test at the surface to ensure the integrity and functionality of the equipment
  • conduct unplanned decompression procedures
  • consider and manage the effects of open water environment
  • deal with minor incidents
  • deploy lazy shot, cordage and bail-out cylinder, and set at required depth for the decompression stop
  • determine and manage constraints and risks relevant to the task
  • ensure recovery when lost and/or separated
  • ensure subsequent decompression stops are consistent with the dive plan
  • estimate and maintain distance
  • estimate distance travelled using a watch
  • identify and manage dive-specific medical problems
  • manage significant systemic failures
  • manage the range of surface and sub-surface hazards inherent to diving
  • navigate by day and night, vehicle and foot
  • navigate underwater and maintain compass bearing
  • react to, and manage a range of, individual and group contingencies/emergencies
  • recover spatial awareness when balance is lost under conditions of zero visibility
  • resolve grievances and complaints without bias
  • take action to correct inappropriate behaviour
  • take necessary corrective action/s
  • understand marine animal threats and marine hazards
  • use decompression tables

Initiative and enterprise 

  • act independently
  • be incisive in a fluid and demanding environment
  • lead by example

Planning and organising 

  • apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints
  • construct the dive plan using decompression tables
  • determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task
  • identify sources of information on equity and diversity in accordance with legislative requirements, and organisational policies and practices
  • plan the dive
  • prepare and rig lazy shot and bail-out cylinder
  • provide advice to stakeholders within resource constraints and operational requirements
  • understand and apply throughout the operation, occupational health and safety requirements and recognised safety precautions, including those contained in Australian Defence Force procedures

Self-management 

  • act independently and ensure that the individual decision making process is conducted in accordance with standard procedures
  • demonstrate situational awareness
  • maintain measured and controlled breathing
  • maintain measured and controlled finning

Learning 

  • develop an understanding of research and analysis techniques

Technology 

  • assemble equipment
  • dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus
  • inspect and prepare lazy shot, cordage and bail-out cylinder
  • inspect electronic communications device and accessories for serviceability and ensure correct fit
  • maintain attention to the diver throughout the dives
  • maintain equipment during the dive
  • select and inspect equipment for serviceability and if required fit and test equipment

Packaging Rules

15 units of competency are required for this qualification including:

  • 5 core units
  • 10 elective units

Choose a minimum of 8 elective units from the elective list below.

Choose the remaining 2 elective units from either the elective lists below, or  elsewhere within this training package, or  another endorsed training package, or  accredited course.

Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol ∟.

The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.

The elective units should be selected from the units that most closely align to an individual s occupational outcomes. Electives selected must not duplicate outcomes of other units.

Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification. 

Code 

Core Units 

DEFDV001B

Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

DEFDV002B

Support SCUBA diving operations from the surface

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFEQ001C

Work with equity and diversity

BSBOHS201A

Participate in OHS processes

HLTFA311A

Apply first aid

Code 

Group A Elective Units (Specialisation) 

Specialist Diving Field 

DEFDV003B

Act as a standby diver

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV004B

Dive using surface-supplied breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV005B

Dive using closed-circuit breathing apparatus (N2O2) in open water to a maximum depth of 40 metres

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ SISOSCB307A Inspect and fill SCUBA cylinders

DEFDV006B

Dive using closed-circuit breathing apparatus (O2) in open water to a maximum depth of 10 metres

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ SISOSCB307A Inspect and fill SCUBA cylinders

DEFDV007B

Dive using closed-circuit breathing apparatus (HeO2) in open water to a maximum depth of 60 metres

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ SISOSCB307A Inspect and fill SCUBA cylinders

SISOSCB307A

Inspect and fill SCUBA cylinders

Work Diving Field 

DEFDV008B

Employ hand tools in an underwater environment

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV009B

Conduct an underwater search of a ship s hull

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV010B

Employ power tools in an underwater environment

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ DEFDV008B Employ hand tools in an underwater environment

DEFDV011B

Perform non-technical structural inspections underwater

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV012B

Perform underwater beach and waterway surveys

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV013B

Employ air-lift devices underwater

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ DEFDV016B Perform underwater rigging work

DEFDV014B

Perform concreting in an underwater environment

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV015B

Employ explosive power tools in an underwater environment

DEFDV016B

Perform underwater rigging work

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

DEFDV017B

Employ thermal cutting and welding tools (non-load bearing) in an underwater environment

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ DEFDV008B Employ hand tools in an underwater environment

DEFEO714C

Conduct underwater explosive demolitions

∟ DEFDV001B Dive using self-contained underwater breathing apparatus in open water to 30 metres

∟ DEFEO711C Conduct military demolition operations

Emergency Field 

PUAEME003C

Administer oxygen in an emergency situation

∟ PUAEME001B Provide emergency care

HLTFA412A

Apply advanced first aid

∟ HLTFA311A Apply first aid

HLTHY401D

Prepare multi-place hyperbaric chamber

HLTHY402D

Operate multi-place hyperbaric chamber

HLTHY403D

Conduct post compression routines

HLTHY404D

Implement emergency procedures for hyperbaric chamber

Code 

Group B Elective Units (General) 

BSBCMN311B

Maintain workplace safety

BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals

BSBFLM305C

Support operational plan

BSBMGT401A

Show leadership in the workplace

BSBSUS301A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

PMASUP220A

Monitor and control environmental hazards

PSPGOV307B

Organise workplace information

PSPGOV403B

Use resources to achieve work unit goals

PSPGOV404B

Develop and implement work unit plans

PSPPROC406B

Procure goods and services

PUACOM007B

Liaise with other organisations

PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

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