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MARSS00008

Shipboard Safety Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set

Start your career on commercial vessels.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 10 Jun 2024 Duration: 2.5 days View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$135
Subsidised
$255
Full Fee
$640
Eligibility calculator

Course overview

The course will teach you survival techniques, safe working procedures for emergency situations on board a vessel, survival techniques on a vessel in an emergency situation, and how to abide safe working procedures.

Our highly experienced team of industry professionals will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to confidently adhere to safety requirements in a maritime environment.

Successful completion of this certification is a requirement if applying to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for Certificate of Competency for:

  • GPH General Purpose Hand
  • Coxswain Grade 3 NC
  • Coxswain Grade 2 NC
  • Coxswain Grade 1 NC
  • Sailing Master Coastal NC
  • Sailing Master Offshore NC
  • Master (Inland waters) NC
  • Master <24 m NC
  • Master <45 m NC
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC
  • Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC

Refer to Marine Order 505 Schedule 1 for Duties and functions for which a certificate of competency is required.

Refer to Marine order 505 Schedule 3 for Eligibility and sea service requirements.

https://www.amsa.gov.au/about/regulations-and-standards/marine-order-505-certificates-competency-national-law

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

Hands-on training

We take our lessons out of the classroom and into the field. Our industry standard Great Barrier Reef International Marine College prepares you for anything you might experience on the job in a simulated environment, under the careful guidance of expert teachers.

Innovative teaching staff

Our courses are delivered by passionate experts with years of experience in the marine industry. Our teachers understand the practicalities of working in a marine environment.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this skill set requires you to complete all units listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF027
    Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF027
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF028
    Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF028
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to apply defined policies and procedures when carrying out fire minimisation procedures and fighting a fire on board a vessel. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF029
    Meet work health and safety requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF029
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to follow defined work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures to ensure the safety of self, others on board and the vessel. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW in waters to the outer limits of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Meet work health and safety requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • MARF030
    Survive at sea using survival craft
    UNIT CODE :
    MARF030
    Unit description :
    This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea using survival craft. This unit applies to people working in the maritime industry in a deck and or engine room capacity on vessels up to 80 m and with propulsion power <3000 kW within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). They could be working independently or as part of a vessel crew.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Survive at sea using survival craft
Ways to study
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
On Campus
10 Jun 2024
2.5 days
Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
demo

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

10 Jun 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2.5 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
On Campus
15 Jul 2024
2.5 days
Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
demo

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

15 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2.5 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
On Campus
12 Aug 2024
2.5 days
Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
demo

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

12 Aug 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2.5 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
On Campus
02 Sep 2024
2.5 days
Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
demo

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

02 Sep 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2.5 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
On Campus
09 Oct 2024
2.5 days
Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
demo

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

09 Oct 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2.5 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
On Campus
18 Nov 2024
2.5 days
Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
demo

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

18 Nov 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2.5 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
On Campus
09 Dec 2024
2.5 days
Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
demo

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

09 Dec 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

2.5 days

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time. Monday, Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am to 1pm

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Shipboard Safety Skill Set (MARSS00008)

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Shipboard Safety Skill Set

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Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that students are aged 16 or older by the course commencement date.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network. It is also recommended that you have access to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Guidance Notes.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. 
For Elements of Shipboard Safety this includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including:

  • non synthetic/flammable clothing
  • safety glasses
  • enclosed shoes

You will not be permitted to attend any classes without appropriate footwear.

For wet drills you also require:

  • clothes to get wet in (similar to work clothes, but no wet suits)
  • a second set of clothes (to change into)
  • a towel
  • sunscreen
  • hat

For fire drills you require:

  • a long sleeve shirt
  • long pants
  • sunglasses
  • enclosed shoes
Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.