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Unit of competency details

SFIDIV305 - Undertake emergency procedures in SCUBA diving operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to SFIDIVE313A - Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBAUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. Prerequisite removed. Performance criteria added to replace gap in the removal of prerequisite. 20/Jun/2019

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 21/Jun/2019


Training packages that include this unit

Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 061301 Occupational Health And Safety  21/Jun/2019 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with SFI Seafood Industry Training Package Version 1.0.

Application

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to perform surface and in-water standby diver activities, provide assistance in an emergency situation and perform a self-rescue ascent during occupational self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) diving operations.

The unit applies to individuals who work as occupational divers in the seafood industry, which includes performing the duties of standby diver and providing assistance in emergency situations.

Occupational licensing, legislative and certification requirements apply to this unit but vary according to state/territory requirements. Occupational diving is regulated independently by each state and territory work health and safety authority. Users are advised to check with the relevant authority to confirm current requirements.

Pre-requisite Unit

Nil

Unit Sector

Diving (DIV)

Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements

Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Perform surface standby SCUBA diver activities

1.1 Ensure surface standby-diver activities during operations conform to appropriate emergency and rescue procedures and equipment used

1.2 Maintain a state of readiness to ensure prompt action in the event of an emergency at all times

2. Perform in-water standby SCUBA diver activities

2.1 Ensure in-water standby-diver activities conform to appropriate emergency or rescue procedures and equipment used

2.2 Maintain communication lines with the surface team to ensure all necessary rescue action is undertaken

3. Assist in SCUBA emergency situations

3.1 Give assistance in the recovery of an unconscious or injured diver from the surface to dry land or the deck of a dive platform in a manner that prevents further injury

3.2 Manage ascent in an emergency situation by controlling buoyancy, while identifying an emergency situation where shedding weights may be necessary

3.3 Assess the needs of a diving casualty and provide first aid as required

3.4 Assist in the treatment of diving-related health conditions and illnesses

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential for performance in this unit of competency but are not explicit in the performance criteria.

Skill

Description

Numeracy

  • Makes calculations involving pressure, volume and temperature relationships
  • Uses decompression information while underwater
  • Reads instruments

Reading

  • Follows dive tables
  • Reads diving-specific general and technical information, first aid literature, regulatory requirements and industry guidelines
  • Interprets an emergency action plan

Writing

  • Completes dive accident medical information forms and related records

Navigate the world of work

  • Understands the role of a surface standby SCUBA diver and how it contributes to the work of others in the immediate work context
  • Takes responsibility for decisions about when and how to complete tasks, and coordinates with others

Interact with others

  • Uses appropriate terminology, hand and lifeline signals relevant to emergency procedures in SCUBA diving operations

Unit Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

SFIDIV305 Undertake emergency procedures in SCUBA diving operations

SFIDIVE313A Undertake emergency procedures in diving operations using SCUBA

Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages

Prerequisite removed

Performance criteria added to replace gap in the removal of prerequisite

Equivalent unit

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=e31d8c6b-1608-4d77-9f71-9ee749456273

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with SFI Seafood Industry Training Package Version 1.0.

Performance Evidence

An individual demonstrating competency must satisfy all of the elements and performance criteria in this unit.

There must be evidence that the individual has undertaken emergency drill procedures for occupational self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA) diving operations on at least one occasion, including:

  • conducting surface and in-water standby-diver duties
  • communicating and following instructions from surface team
  • assessing the needs and identifying the appropriate emergency or rescue procedures for:
  • a conscious diver
  • an unconscious diver
  • controlling free ascend correctly and safely.

Knowledge Evidence

An individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge required to perform the tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit. This includes knowledge of:

  • emergencies that may occur during diving operations in the seafood industry
  • procedures related to the use of equipment in relation to identified emergencies
  • effective methods to handle a range of physical and medical emergencies during diving operations
  • risk of hyperthermia or hypothermia when fully dressed as a standby diver
  • free-ascent practices and associated dangers and limitations
  • need for and limitations of shedding weights in particular emergency situations
  • suit inflation and buoyancy compensator inflation procedures
  • dive-related health conditions and illnesses.

Assessment Conditions

Assessment of skills must take place under the following conditions:

  • physical conditions:
  • skills must be demonstrated in a diving environment or an environment that accurately represents workplace conditions
  • resources, equipment and materials:
  • diving equipment for SCUBA diving operations
  • emergency equipment
  • specifications:
  • workplace procedures for SCUBA diving operations that include advice on emergency and safety requirements
  • relationships:
  • evidence of interactions with surface team.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=e31d8c6b-1608-4d77-9f71-9ee749456273