National code: MARSS00033

Statement of Attainment in Safety Training Certification Skill Set

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Overview About this course

Take the first step toward your Certificate of Safety Training (CoST). Gain key skills in maritime safety and work at sea on board international vessels. Learn survival techniques from industry experts in simulated AMSA-approved training centres.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Prevent and control fires, and respond effectively to any fire emergency onboard a vessel

  • Recognise and report security threats

  • Contribute to safety management system (SMS) processes

  • Survive at sea using personal survival techniques (PST) in case of vessel abandonment

  • Provide First Aid response to a casualty

  • Follow First Aid guidelines determined by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) and other Australian national peak clinical bodies

Course outcomes

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 the maritime industry

  • Credit towards a full qualification

  • The ability to apply for your Certificate of Safety Training certificate

  • A sound understanding of maritime safety and emergency protocol

Suitability Is 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.

Entry recommendations

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.

  • 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: General purpose hand, Coxswain, Deck/engine/integrated rating, Watchkeeper deck, master mariner, Marine engine driver, junior marine engineer and Maritime support staff including catering staff


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, in addition to your ability to fulfil all other AMSA requirements, will provide you with the first step towards the Certificate of Safety Training (CoST). 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), which establishes 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 Safety Training Certification Skill Set does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Statement of Attainment in Safety Training Certification Skill Set 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.

  • Provide First Aid HLTAID011

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

  • Follow vessel security procedures (security awareness training) MARF037

  • Observe personal safety and social responsibility (PSSR) MARF041

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

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