1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4999-13 Diver

Swims underwater to undertake tasks such as research, salvage and construction.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • inspects, tests, repairs and uses surface supplied air and mixed gas diving equipment
  • performs underwater activities such as salvaging, photography, exploration, construction, maintenance and repair
  • operates underwater power tools, sonar, sound and video recording and other equipment
  • may use explosives
  • may carry out research and collect scientific or exploration samples
  • may use non destructive magnetic particle and ultra sonic testing techniques
  • may use diving bells or decompression chambers
  • may carry out underwater rigging, airlifting and jetting activities

Specialisations:
Abalone Diver
Fisheries Diver
Hyperbaric Welder Diver
Offshore Diver
Onshore Diver
Pearl Diver
Saturation Diver
Scientific Diver

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