Launch an exciting career in maritime operations with a focus on safety with this hands-on short course. Learn survival techniques from industry experts in simulated Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)-approved training centres.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare survival craft for launch
Pre-start and start survival craft and rescue boats
Locate lifesaving and survival equipment as part of a vessel's operation
Give orders to passengers to disembark
Check survival craft and equipment for signs of damage and faults
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
A pathway to further study in maritime operations
Ability to apply for licensing with AMSA
Credit toward a full qualification
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.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands
The ability to swim 50 metres and stay afloat for 5 minutes without a life jacket
The ability to work at sea as well as with people in difficult situations and circumstances
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.
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: general purpose hand and deck/engine/integrated rating.
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.
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 Proficiency in Survival Craft other than fast rescue boats (CPSC) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
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.
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.
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