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