Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS)

Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS)
Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS)

LOCATION:      Newnham Campus, Launceston & Hobart

DURATION:      3 days

INTAKES:         26 - 28 March 2014^
                        10 - 12 June 2014^
                        25 - 27 August 2014^
                        17 - 19 November 2014^

^  Please note: exact dates may vary depending on units undertaken. AMC reserves the right to reschedule or
     cancel courses due to insufficient enrolments.
+ This course is not available to international students


About the course

To work on any small commercial fishing or trade vessel, you will need to have an ESS certificate. We offer a 3 day intensive training course that will enable you to obtain your nationally accredited certificate.

Note: To pass the survival training of all our courses, students will need to be able to swim short distances while fully clothed and wearing shoes without the aid of a life jacket.

The units included in the ESS course, where eligible, may count towards your Coxswain, Master or Marine Engine Driver Certificates.

Entry requirements

Medically fit to the physical requirements of the training and assessment requirements.

Course structure

  • Survival at sea in the event of vessel abandonment
  • Observe safety and emergency procedures on a coastal vessel
  • Fight and extinguish fires on board a coastal vessel

Requirements for practical session

  • Fire Fighting: Old clothing and sturdy boots.
  • Sea Survival: Towel, change of clothing and soft sole shoes to be worn in the pool.

Course fees 2014

ESS course (Australian Students): $399.00 *

* Please note: The fees quoted are indicative only and are subject to change. Please confirm with AMC staff prior to applying via email VET.enquiry@amc.edu.au


The courses will be delivered in Newnham Campus, Launceston, Tasmania.


On-campus accommodation is available, for more information please visit the UTAS Accommodation website.

How to apply

Please visit the VET Online Application page to apply.

Need further information?

Please contact us via email or telephone for further information

Contact details

VET Administration
Australian Maritime College
Locked Bay 1409
Launceston  Tasmania  7250
T: +61 3 6324 9898
F: +61 3 6324 9766
E:  VET.enquiry@amc.edu.au