Course code: 900-82364

Statement of Attainment in Advanced Fire Fighting

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

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)

Completion requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

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.

Study pathways

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The Statement of Attainment in Advanced Fire Fighting does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Prevent, control and fight fires on board a vessel (advanced firefighting) MARF044

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

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