Boating and Diving @JCU

JCU is a government workplace and, as such, all diving and water-related activities are subject to Work Health and Safety regulations.

Boating and diving activities at JCU are overseen by the Boating and Diving Office. Vessels owned and operated by JCU are commercial boats and are issued with a Certificate of Operation, a requirement of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels. Commercial boats must meet higher safety standards than recreational boats, and must comply with specific criteria. JCU staff and students must be fully licensed for boating and diving activities and are required to submit field trip plans and ensure necessary inductions and safety documentation is addressed. They are also required to seek appropriate approvals to travel and use JCU funding where necessary.