Course code: 900-82400

    Statement of Attainment in Basic Fire Fighting (STCW)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Act with confidence in the event of a fire on a vessel and work with your team to ensure the safety of everyone onboard. Identify potential risks, maintain your equipment and run fire watches to prevent further outbreaks.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Actively prevent fires onboard a vessel by identifying and rectifying hazards

    • Choose tactics to combat and extinguish fires

    • Communicate with your team during firefighting operations

    • Maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) and firefighting equipment

    • Preserve fire scenes for investigation and run fire watches to prevent further outbreaks

    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 Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (AMSA approved) (STCW Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2)

    • Ability to manage shipboard fire-fighting teams during fire emergencies including fire prevention and fire suppression activities on a vessel

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    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.

    PathwaysFuture 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

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Statement of Attainment in Basic Fire Fighting (STCW) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    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.

    UnitsUnits 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.

    • Contribute to fire prevention and firefighting (basic firefighting)MARF035

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