Submissions closed

About the consultation

This consultation provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the occupational diving certificate of competency (CoC) categories.

Consultation paper - proposed changes to occupational diving certificate of competence categories (PDF 402 KB)

The proposed changes to the categories aim to provide a modified model of diving categories based on the level of risk associated with the type of work and equipment used. This would allow for previously unclassified dive work to be certified more accurately and for current work types to be better delineated by the level of risk involved.

Deadline for submissions

The deadline for submissions was 5pm on Friday 10 March 2023.

Use of information  

We will use the information provided in submissions to inform the review and development of risk-based categories for occupational diving CoCs. We may contact you directly if we require clarification of any matters you raised.   


Release of information

Release of submissions is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. We aksed that you please tell us as part of your submission if you have any objection to the release of any information in the submission, which parts you consider should be withheld, and include your reasons for withholding the information (for example, commercially sensitive material). We will consider any objections you noted and consult with you when responding to requests under the Official Information Act 1982.


We asked that you please indicate on the front of your submission if it contains confidential information and mark the text accordingly.


Private information

The Privacy Act 2020 establishes certain principles with respect to the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including WorkSafe. Any personal information you supplied to WorkSafe in the course of making a submission will be used in the collation of feedback to inform the review and development of risk-based categories for occupational diving CoCs.


We asked that you please clearly indicate in your submission if you do not wish your name to be included in any summary of submissions that we may publish.