Course code: 800-000358

TAFE Statement in Continued Competence Refresher

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Overview About this course

This course is for all seafarers seeking Certificate of Competency revalidation who meet AMSA's sea service qualifying requirement. Refresh your skills during our two-day course, which includes both the life raft practical (including lifeboat on/off-load release simulator) and fire-fighting practical components.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Identify the pre-conditions of fire

  • Coordinate fire prevention and engage in advanced fire fighting

  • Action a launch strategy for a survival craft

  • Locate and access lifesaving and survival equipment

  • Perform a vessel muster

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • TAFE Statement in Continued Competence Refresher, which meets the requirements of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Reg VI/1 and Code Section A-VI/1, Table A-VI/1-2, STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Industry Requirements

Gain the skills required for licensing and certification purposes

Entry requirements

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

  • You must hold a valid Certificate of Safety Training

  • You must have qualifying sea service as required by AMSA

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend 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

  • The ability to attend and complete all practical exercises

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 Where can this course take you?


This qualification is currently cited as meeting some of the requirements for certification by AMSA as an Engineer Class 1 (STCW Chief Engineer Unlimited) or Engineer Class 2 (STCW Second Engineer Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and the International Convention on Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW). This qualification is required to obtain an AMSA certificate of competency as an Engineer Class 1 (STCW Chief Engineer Unlimited) as defined in Marine Orders and STCW. The maritime industry is regulated by AMSA. AMSA sets specific requirements for each maritime qualification to ensure you are ready to join the industry. Once you graduate from your TAFE NSW course, you will be assessed against the relevant requirements through an AMSA examination process. Graduating from this course only meets part of the AMSA exam criteria. You will need to meet other requirements through your professional sea service and medical status. Visit AMSA for more information.

Study options

Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

  • Continuous Competency Revalidation 800000358A

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

  • 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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