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MARSS00008

Shipboard Safety Skill Set

Start your career on commercial vessels.

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TIME 2.5 days / Full Time NEXT START DATE 14 Sep 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$135
Subsidised
$255
Full Fee
$640
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Course overview

This course is the mandatory minimum requirement for the Shipboard Safety Skill Set under the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (Table 2 Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS)) needed to work on domestic commercial vessels.

It 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 a state marine authority for Certificate of Competence as a Coxswain Grade 1 or 2, Master Class < 24, Master Class < 35, MED 3, 2 or 1. It will also allow mariners to work at sea as a minimum requirement under the Domestic Commercial Vessel act (DCV).

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

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.

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
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
14 Sep 2022
2.5 days
Full time. Wednesday & Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am – 1.00pm.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640
Great Barrier Reef International Marine College
12 Dec 2022
2.5 days
Full time. Monday & Tuesday 8.30am – 4.30pm and Wednesday 8.30am – 1.00pm.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $135
  • Subsidised: $255
  • Full fee: $640

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Shipboard Safety Skill Set (MARSS00008)

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Shipboard Safety Skill Set

COURSE CODE: MARSS00008
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. 

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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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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, and 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, and hat. For fire drills you require a long sleeve shirt, long pants, sunglasses and 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
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

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