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MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set

National ID: MARSS00008 | State ID: AC773

The Elements of Shipboard Safety skill set is a prerequisite for employment on board commercial vessels in domestic waters. This skill set will equip you with the knowledge and skills to operate safely on board a vessel.

The Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set is made up of 4 components:

  • 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


Please Note:

  • Your position will not be confirmed until payment has been received. 
  • Course positions are limited. Practical component conducted at ERGT. 100% attendance is required. 
  • Minimum dress standards apply to campus and ERGT attendance: ie closed in shoes be worn ( no sandals, thongs or bare feet), neat casual attire. 
  • It is a requirement that men be clean-shaven for the practical component of the fire fighting, conducted at ERGT. Facial hair can affect the sealing capability of the face mask during fire training. 
  • Contact us for individual component fees and dates. 
  • Certification from the college must be lodged using AMSA form 419 through an AMSA allocated Post Office and there will be a fee involved. 

2020 dates

This course runs for 4 days starting on the dates below.

  • Monday 14 September
  • Monday 5 October



In order to achieve your AMSA certificate you will be required to hold a Senior first aid certificate with unit code HLTAID003. This will be required to be presented on the first day of class to the lecturer. 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course will be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide specific instructions to their student groups on how training will be undertaken.

All year round

Fremantle - Various dates in 2020



Where Fremantle
How Part Time
Non concession:
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Page last updated July 15, 2020