This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to visually inspect and fill SCUBA cylinders.
SCUBA cylinders are required to undergo cyclic inspections and can only be certified by a certified gas cylinder test station. This unit does not cover those specialist skills.
It applies to dive leaders, usually known as divemasters, assistant instructors and instructors as well as support staff.
This unit applies to any type of organisation that delivers SCUBA diving activities and dive instruction including commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Learner Guide - digital or hard copy
Tools & equipment
On site parking
Water, tea & coffee facilities
Transport to and from training location
Self paced study (digital or hard copy): 6 hours
Face-to-face training: 8 hours (including assessment)
07:45 AM - PRO DIVE Manly, 9 Sydenham Road, Brookvale 2100
08:00 AM - 10:15 AM - Practical Training Session 1
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Practical Training Session 2
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM - Final Assessments
ELEMENTS & PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1.0 Visually inspect SCUBA cylinders.
1.1 Visually inspect cylinders prior to filling, according to organisational safety procedures and manufacturers' specifications.
1.2 Identify any non-compliant cylinders, tag and isolate from use according to organisational procedures
1.3 Remove cylinder boot and mesh, visually inspect exterior of cylinders for dents, gouges and corrosion.
2.0 Fill SCUBA cylinders.
2.1 Operate high pressure compressor according organisational safety procedures and manufacturers' specifications.
2.2 Fill cylinders with air to correct capacity and pressure.
2.3 Refit valve and clean and dry areas.
2.4 Complete leak testing and documentation according to organisational requirements.
2.5 Handle, store and restrain cylinders according to organisational safety procedures.
2.6 Test organisation’s air purity regularly to ensure it meets standards.
Foundation skills essential to performance in this unit, but not explicit in the performance criteria are listed here, along with a brief context statement.
Reading skills to: interpret complex and sometimes unfamiliar documents which can include organisational work health and safety procedures and templates, and manufacturers’ specifications.
Writing skills to: use fundamental sentence structure to complete fault tags and forms that require factual information.
Numeracy skills to: interpret, calculate and document numerical data involving pressures and percentages.
Planning and organising skills to: manage own timing and productivity to complete inspections and fills within organisational service times.
Applicants from a country where English is not the first language must demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following ways:
Cancellations, transfers or non-attendance