Shipboard Safety Skill Set Course


This qualification supersedes the Elements of Shipboard Safety course which has been replaced by the new national Maritime Training Package effective July 8 2018.

Our Vocational training arm is STCW Sea Safety Training Australia RTO # 40495 and is ASQA scoped to deliver this training from July 1 2014.

The first half day is in the class room with the afternoon session in the swim pool,using survival equipment, so please bring a change of clothes and towel , overalls will suffice.

The second day comprises fire fighting and distress flare drills followed in the afternoon by training on board a commercial vessel.


  • MARF027 Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
  • MARF028 Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
  • MARF029 Meet workplace health and safety requirements
  • MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft


There are no entry requirements for the course , this is your entry level qualification into the commercial maritime industry as a deckhand.