• Code
  • MARS00008
  • Type
  • Short Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Location
  • Lakes Entrance (SEAMEC)
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Course Overview

Elements of Shipboard Safety training provides students with the basic skills to work in the marine industry. Topics include survival techniques, abandon ship drills, Occupational Health and Safety in the maritime workplace, and firefighting. Instruction takes the form of classroom learning and extensive practical activities utilising indoor pools and the waterways of the Gippsland Lakes.

Course Dates


Qualifications and Recognition

Upon completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Career Opportunities

  • General Purpose Hand
  • Commercial vessel crew member
  • Deckhand

Opportunities for Further Study

  • Coxswain
  • Marine Engine Driver
  • Master <24 m NC.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

Materials Fees


Specialist Course Information

Training comprises of units from the Maritime Training Package MAR20313 - Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1) and can be used as credit towards future maritime courses such as Coxswain Grade 2, Coxswain Grade 1 or Master <24m NC.

You will learn:

  • Fire fighting
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Survival at Sea
  • Abandoning ship
  • Use of survival and location aids
  • Practical use of lifejackets and liferafts


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Students must bring swimming attire and footwear which can get wet on the first day

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

To attain this qualification a total of 4 units must be achieved; comprising 4 core units.

Unit CodeUnit Name
MARF001Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF002Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF004Meet work health and safety requirements
MARF005Survive at sea using survival craft


Assessment consists of written examinations and practical activities.


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