(First Learning Service Provider to be accredited to ISO 29990:2010 Standard)
~ Approved for SDF Training Grant, SkillsFuture Credit & PSEA
This course will train you to the required competencies certification as a commercial diver for commercial diving operations using Commercial Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (CSCUBA) (No decompression; maximum depth 30m).
The training standard is prepared by the Workplace Safety & Health Council (WSHC) in consultation with the Commercial Diving Association Singapore (CDAS). This standard is the minimum acceptable level of commercial diver training and certification required for such diving projects in Singapore. The training and assessment of commercial diver trainees is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the relevant legislations, codes of practices, technical advisories and guidelines e.g. Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA), Code of Practice for Diving at Work (Singapore Standards SS 511) and Technical Advisory (TA) for Inland/Inshore Commercial Diving Safety and Health.
To be certified as a CSCUBA commercial diver, the person must have completed all the relevant units for this level of training and certification awarded as outlined in this standard. It is the responsibility of the employer/contractor who engages the occupational divers to ensure the diving personnel are suitably trained and competent for the scope of work being carried out.
This training and certification of commercial divers, are the requirements of authorities and industry demand a prescribed degree of training and competence to ensure an adequate degree of safety and performance during occupational diving operations. With this standard, it provides the authorities, clients and contractors that certified commercial divers have attained the competencies to be employed as commercial divers.
This competency standard outlines the minimum requirements that must be achieved to ensure that occupational divers are trained / certified as competent commercial divers. This competency standard details the level of knowledge, theory requirements and practical application of the diving techniques needed by divers while using Commercial SCUBA (CSCUBA) to a maximum depth of 30m (99fsw) with no decompression diving.
CORE Competency Units
SPECIFIC Competency Units
20 working days (including examinations and assessment)
A minimum of 6 candidates are required to start the training.
Suitable for individual who aspires to start a commercial diver career.
The trainee must be in possession of a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive (refer to Singapore Standards SS 511) issued, after examination, by a doctor experienced in underwater medicine and who is trained and qualified in Underwater Medicine, basic and advanced courses in diving medicine or courses of a similar standard.
Includes but not limited to Underwater inspection and photography; Environmental management; Scientific Diving; Aquaculture; Aquariums; Underwater film production; Police and emergency services rescue response.
Note: All dives are to be No Decompression diving.
There will be individual assessment such as personal dive record, correct use of CSCUBA diving equipment and many group work activities to encourage teamwork. Candidates are assessed by examinations, written reports and practical assessment.
Upon successful completion and passed the diver training and competency assessment, the delegate will be awarded with KBA Training Centre “Certificate of Completion”.
Note: This Standard does not apply to diving operations conducted within the Offshore Oil & Gas industry.
1. Approved for Skills Development Fund (SDF) Training Grant - Up to 95% subsidy (eligibility criteria apply). Absentee Payroll (AP) approved.
*Final grant amount subject to SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG) (formerly WDA) approval.
The general eligibility criteria are listed as follows:
NETT Fee payment. Company/Individual will pay KBAT the unfunded portion of the course fee. The training grant application submitted by the company/individual is first routed to the training organisation for endorsement, before routing to SSG. Training organisation is responsible to submit the claim to SSG upon course completion. Upon approval of the claim, the course fee funding will be disbursed to the training organisation and Absentee Payroll funding, if applicable, will be disbursed to the company.
2. Approved for SkillsFuture Credit. All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory. Contact us for more information.
3. NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Terms and conditions apply.
Application Form Entry Pre-Requisites
To be completed and sent to KBAT with the registration form above.
KBA makes sure all dive safety is a priority. Enjoy the teamwork and train by great trainers.
Chamber dive is enjoyable as it's a good first time experience.
During diving at Palau Hantu, the water is much clearer. KBAT has a set of high standard for commercial diving, which I feel that it's very important and the trainer is very knowledgeable.
Great and fun instructor, I've learned a lot in this course. It was a pleasure to learn from Alan Hardy and Daniel.
Alan and Daniel are awesome, we learned that you leave no man behind, everyone moves forward together.
From the start up to the present, I learned about my safety as a commercial diver
The trainers’ (Alan Hardy & Daniel Devadason) teaching style makes the course interesting!
Group activities and learning discussions in practical is good as it relates in a better view of understanding.