Develop the skills to keep your shipmates safe as you learn to manage firefighting and fire prevention onboard a vessel. Plan for evacuations, maintain safety equipment and work with onshore emergency services.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Develop firefighting training exercises
Conduct search and rescue (SAR) operations
Use controlled ventilation techniques
Treat injured personnel
Coordinate fire watches and secure fire affected areas
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
Certificate of Advanced Fire Fighting (AMSA approved) STCW Reg VI/3 and Code Section A-VI/3 (1-4), Table A-VI/3
Ability to manage shipboard fire-fighting teams during fire emergencies including fire prevention and fire suppression activities on a vessel
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Statement of Attainment in Basic Fire Fighting (STCW)
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises, is required
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Awareness of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) certification requirements
The ability to attend practical assessment sessions on campus and/or at related facilities
Suitable clothing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for your assessments
Contact with your prospective campus for practical assessment locations, dates and clothing/PPE requirements
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Our graduates go onto roles like: watchkeeper deck officer, master (up to 500 GT), chief mate and master unlimited.
The maritime industry is regulated by the Australian Marine Safety Authority (AMSA). AMSA sets specific requirements for each maritime qualification to ensure you are ready to join the industry. The Statement of Attainment in Safety Certification Training Skill Set will provide you with the first step towards the Certificate of Safety Training (CoST), in addition to your ability to fulfil all other AMSA requirements. CoST is the first international qualification you need to become a seafarer. There are numerous short courses under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) that establish the basic requirements for training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers on an international level. It's essential that you review the criteria for a Certificate of Safety Training on the AMSA website. Visit the link for more information.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Advanced Fire Fighting does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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