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Reinvent Your Career – Just Like These Guys

Why change your career? You could be unhappy in your current role and looking for more fulfilment, you could be bored and looking for more excitement, or you could be looking for a career that gives you better pay.  We’ve seen all these reasons and more for people choosing to retrain for a career as a commercial diver or ROV pilot technician.

Find out more about our training here.

Here are just a few of our past students who’ve changed their lives: 


Ex-miner sees commercial diving as worthwhile investment

Steve Hallet was a miner and a sheet metal worker before completing his ADAS commercial diver training.  He said, ““I love diving and I enjoy construction, putting things together and learning new skills, so I thought why not put it all together and become an occupational diver. It has certainly been a worthwhile investment.”

Read more about Steve here


 TUC Aquaculture course 4Carpenter and Joiner does it for fun! (and the money)

Mark Cate, a 39-year-old carpenter and joiner from New Norfolk, has taken the plunge into commercial diving and hasn’t looked back.  When asked what attracted him to work as a diver in the booming aquaculture sector, his response was “I did it for fun” – but he does concede the promise of better pay was also a contributing factor.

Read more about Mark here


Milly ADAS Commercial Diver The Underwater Centre TasmaniaFrom conservation to the variety of commercial diving work

Amelia (Milly) Bartlem always loved being outdoors, but it wasn’t until she did voluntary work with Marine Conservation Cambodia that she tried diving for the first time.  Now qualified as a commercial diver she says, “The variety of work that I’ve been exposed to in a short time in the industry has been really awesome. I love doing the thing that I’ve dreamed about for a long time and I like the physical aspects of the work I do.”

Read more about Milly here


Reinvent Your Career Expo – Sydney

Reinvent Your Career, organisers of the Career Expo taking place on 22nd and 23rd October in Sydney, say that “Career decision making is a series of continuous choices across the life span, not a once-and-for-all event. ‘Real Age’ career people view careers as a spiral sequence of all life roles.”  

We’ll be at the Reinvent Your Career Expo, 22nd & 23rd October, Rosehill Gardens, Sydney on Stand 42 for you to discuss your career options.  

The event is free so don’t miss this opportunity to talk to our commercial diving staff for yourself. 

Alternatively, call our Student Advisors on +61 3 6383 4850 or email [email protected] for more information.


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