The Marine Research Diver (MRD) program has been developed by O.R.C.A to meet the needs of marine industry sectors through a collaborative process involving training organisations, universities, aquariums and wild catch industries. The course covers all the requirements of Work, Health and Safety (WHS), codes of practice and nationally recognised performance criteria. Consultation with industry experts ensured that the program became flexible enough to meet the needs of the various industry organisations.
The MRD program not only up-skills existing workers to be compliant with the industry laws, codes of practice and standards but helps them to obtain entry and employment within specialist marine sectors including fisheries, aquariums, universities and many other areas.
Our training not only ensures you receive Nationally Recognised Training and Statements of Attainment but it ensures safe diving practices, a high level of diver training, competency based assessment and industry contextualised knowledge.
Marine Research Diver is broken into three core levels:
O.R.C.A. (Ocean Recreation Careers Australasia) is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) run by industry people who understand and collaborate with industry bodies to maintain currency with industry organisational practice. Our trainers and principles all have a strong history in high level education and diver training.
Our program is an award winning, government accredited program that meets the needs of your industry. MRD has not only been endorsed by industry, accredited by government but we have received an award for ongoing contribution to training and development of the program.
Mark McCrum’s development and contribution of the program was recognised and awarded a finalist by Skills Service Australia Trainer Excellence Awards 2014.
Anyone with the desire and medical fitness is eligible to enroll in the course. If you have previous qualifications or dive experience, please ask about the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) options that may be available to you. This includes university, government, wild catch industries and aquarium divers.
These divers perform a range of tasks that until recently were difficult to have recognised under the Vocational Education & Training (VET) system.
This course is conducted via a flexible blended delivery combining:
The Marine Research Diver program has the following skills and knowledge:
On the completion of your MRD course, you will have achieved a significant number of units as part of SIS30413 Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation. O.R.C.A can assist you with gap training to achieve this qualification, the SIS40313 Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation and the SIS50310 Diploma of Outdoor Recreation.
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