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Statement of Attainment in Medical Care on board a vessel

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Overview About this course

Take this AMSA approved course and get your Medical Care on board Ship certification. Gain hands-on experience giving injections, inserting cannulas, suturing wounds and treating diseases onboard a vessel.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Manage medical care onboard a vessel

  • Take charge of a casualty onboard a vessel

  • Provide medical care

  • Manage medicines and medical equipment

  • Communicate with external medical services

  • Manage first aid records

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Medical Care on board Ship (AMSA approved) certification which meets the requirements of STCW Reg VI/4 and Code Section A-VI/4, Table A-VI/4-2

  • Experience giving injections, inserting cannulas, suturing and dressing wounds

  • The skills and knowledge to appropriately manage sick and/or injured people while onboard a vessel

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Medical First Aid on board Ship (AMSA approved) certification, meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/4 and Code Section A-VI/4, Table A-VI/4-1

  • Current first aid certificate

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:

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands

  • Awareness of the AMSA certification requirements

  • The ability to attend practical assessment sessions on campus and/or related facilities

  • Suitable clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) for your assessments. Contact your prospective campus for practical assessment locations, dates and clothing/PPE requirements.

  • This qualification contains content, concepts and scenarios that may be distressing. Please consider your personal resilience and any potential emotional triggers when participating in this qualification and in any future employment in this field. If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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 80m near coastal), master (up to 500GT), chief mate and master unlimited.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Statement of Attainment in Medical Care on board a vessel does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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

The Statement of Attainment in Medical Care on board a vessel does not have any related courses.

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.

  • Manage provision of medical care on board a vessel MARF038

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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