Shipboard Safety Skill Set

Statement of Attainment

National Code: MARSS00008

Course information

About the course

Course Number: MARSS00008-01V01

Do you currently work on a marine vessel and want to formalise your qualifications in shipboard safety? The Statement of Attainment in Shipboard Safety Skill Set course is for both recreational and professional seafarers. This course provides practical and theoretical training in safe operations aboard a vessel. You’ll learn how to apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment, follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel, meet work health and safety requirements and survive at sea using survival craft. At TAFE NSW we understand that you may not be able to commit to full time study, so we have developed a range of flexible modes for you to complete this course. Once you successfully complete the Statement of Attainment in Shipboard Safety Skill Set, you will be qualified to work as a Deckhand on a commercial vessel.

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