(First Learning Service Provider to be accredited to ISO 29990:2010 Standard)
This course will train you to the required competencies certification as a commercial diver for commercial diving operations using Surface Supplied Diving Equipment (SSDE) (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). 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 SSDE commercial diver, the person must have completed Level 1— CSCUBA Diver training and all the relevant units for the level of training and certification awarded as outlined in this standard. It is the responsibility of the employer/contractor who engages the occupational diver 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 SSDE diving to a maximum depth of 30m (99fsw).
CORE Competency Units
SPECIFIC Competency Units
Enhanced Units for Deck Decompression Chamber (Optional)
These (2) units are optional, however, divers shall be trained and certified in the DDC units for diving operations requiring a DDC onsite.
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; Underwater engineering and construction.
Note: All dives are to be No Decompression diving.
There will be individual assessment such as personal dive record, use and set up SSDE equipment and many group work activities to encourage teamwork. Candidates are assessed by examinations and practical assessment. Upon successful completion and passed the diver training and competency assessment, the delegate will be awarded with KBA Training ‘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. Eligible candidates (Singapore Citizen) will also be entitled to use their SkillsFuture Credit to get reimbursement if they wish to utilise their SFC. 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.
Appplication Form Entry Pre-Requisites Form
To be completed and sent to KBAT with the registration form above.
The methods of training and the way of explanation is easy to understand. Also, the flexibility on payment aids students who are financially stressed. Overall, the course and training facilities are outstanding.
Enjoyed learning how to use different equipment for diving. Overall it was a fun course with the trainers and I've been well-trained.
Alan and Daniel are awesome, we learn that you leave no man behind, everyone move forward together
I have developed more interest of commercial diving and the industry when I study at KBAT. Overall, the course is good for the basic fundamental of commercial diving
KBA make sure all dives safety is priority. Enjoy the teamwork and train by great trainers
I enjoyed most with the comraderies of my batch mates and working together in this course!
Trainers were interactive and awesome.
A lot of hands-on activities and practical to help us to get familiar with using the equipment. The cutting task, vessel inspection / cleaning and construction dives were interesting.
The trainers were patient to teach us again when we did something wrongly.