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Shipboard Safety Skill Set - MARSS00008

Course Name Shipboard Safety Skill Set
Course Code MARSS00008
Location Newnham Campus, Launceston
Duration 2 days
Course Fee $550.00*

Course Dates ^

2024 course dates will be released soon
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About the course

This skill set is Nationally accredited and required if you want to work on any small commercial fishing or trade vessel.
This training sets you up for a career on the water. It provides you everything you need to work on a vessel. The course includes fire fighting at our dedicated Firefighting Centre, survival at sea in our purpose built Survival Centre and safe working practices.

Course Structure:

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 work health and safety requirements
MARF030 Survive at sea using survival craft

Units included in the Shipboard Safety course may, where eligible, count towards your GPH, Coxswain, Master 24 or Marine Engine Driver Certificates.

Entry requirements

Basic swimming skills are an advantage, and you need to be able to remain afloat for a short period without wearing a life jacket.


Launceston courses will be delivered at AMC's Newnham Campus on a full-time basis - Newnham Campus, Launceston (PDF 698.2 KB). Some practical aspects of the training will be undertaken at the Beauty Point campus (bus transfers will be provided free of charge).


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

How to apply

Please visit the Enrolment information page to apply.

Need further information?

Please complete the Online Enquiry Form and the most appropriate person will respond to you directly.

Contact details

SMO Administration
Australian Maritime College
Locked Bay 1397
Launceston Tasmania 7250
T: +61 3 6324 9404

^ Dates may vary depending on units undertaken. AMC reserves the right to reschedule or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolments.

* Fees quoted are indicative only and are subject to change. Please confirm with AMC staff prior to applying via email: Government subsidies apply.

+ This course is not available to international students

Unique Student Identifier (USI)
As of 1 January 2015 students undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a USI.
To apply, please visit: Unique Student Identifier. You will be asked to provide your USI upon enrolment.