Shipboard Safety Skill Set

MARSS00008: Skill Set

Course Overview

This skill set is offered by AMFA to people who are employed or seeking employment in the seafood or maritime industries to work on a near coastal commercial marine vessel.

There are no formal entry requirements; however AMFA informs participants that they will need to have at least a basic swimming ability in order to successfully complete the practical.

​This skill set is part of the regulatory requirements to obtain most near coastal Certificates of Competency. For other regulatory requirements please visit the AMSA website.

Units Delivered

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

Course Duration & Fees:

Shipboard Safety Skill Set at AMFA

Upon successful completion of this skill set you will receive a Certificate for the MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set and a Statement of Attainment indicating the appropriate units of competency from AMFA.

More about Shipboard Safety Skill Set

AMFA offers a highly sought-after skill set catering to a diverse range of participants, including recreational boaters, volunteer crew members, sailing enthusiasts and those pursuing careers as GPH Deckhands, Coxswains, Engineers & Masters.

Basic swimming ability is a prerequisite for successfully completing the practical component of this course.

During this intensive training, you will acquire essential survival skills and emergency response procedures applicable to vessel operations.

This comprehensive course combines classroom instruction with hands-on demonstrations, covering topics such as applying basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment, following procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel, meeting the work health and safety requirements and ultimately surviving at sea using survival craft.

The practical segment of the course presents exciting challenges throughout the day. These scenarios will provide valuable experience for participants of all ages, ensuring preparedness for emergencies at sea.

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