STCW BASIC YACHT TRAINING COURSE
STCW stands for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping. The STCW’2010, previously referred to as STCW’95, forms part of the safety training and is a compulsory requirement for any seafarer in order to be eligible for employment at sea. The STCW 2010 has replaced STCW 95 and is the new code that all seafarers working on board commercial vessels must adhere to should they are want to work at sea.
If you are planning on joining the super yacht industry to look for a yacht job as a stewardess, deckhand, engineer or chef, you will need to complete this STCW course.
The course runs every week in Cape Town and takes 11 days to complete. The course is made up of 4 modules as well as the Proficiency in Designated Security Duties. This is an entry level crew training course. These course can be completed individually and are valid for 5 years.
Our STCW course is internationally recognised by SAMSA and the MCA.
The course fee includes refreshments and lunch as well as all course material required.
What are the STCW training modules?
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR)
PSSR is a course offering new and experienced crew members the basic health and safety advice required on modern and traditional vessels. It covers basic hazards, personal protective equipment, general health and safety advice and general and emergency routines which you might come across. .
Elementary First Aid (EFA)
The STCW Elementary First Aid is one of the four compulsory commercial modules required to work on vessels covered by the STCW convention. It is internationally recognised and covers CPR, breaks & splints, bandaging, drowning and hypothermia and much more. All of the instructors are career professionals in the medical world.
Marine Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention (MFF)
You will learn about fire prevention on board a yacht or ship and how to control firefighting operations onboard. It uses a modern fire training rig with gas fired cribs and synthetic non-toxic smoke to produce a very realistic, controllable, environmentally friendly and safe training environment.
Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
STCW Personal Survival Techniques is the name given to Sea Survival in the merchant navy and guides you in how to survive if you are involved in an incident at sea. We teach you the necessary skills to survive if you are ever unlucky enough to have to abandon ship with equal emphasis on both small vessels and larger ships.
If you are looking to work offshore or on oil rigs, you will also need to complete the full STCW 10 course, including Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (PSSR), Personal Survival Techniques (PST), Marine Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention, and Designated Security Duties. There may be additional courses that you require depending on your industry so get in touch with us to discuss.
If you are working on a cruise liner, in addition to the STCW’10 course, you will also be required to complete the Crowd Management and Passenger Safety and Competence in Security Awareness courses. Contact us for rates.
Get Onboard Superyacht Academy is able to offer one, if not the, most affordable STCW course for super yachts in South Africa.
South Africa is one of the most affordable places in the world to complete your STCW Course and is significantly cheaper than other countries.
If you are looking to get qualified as a crew member for the super yachts in South Africa, contact Get Onboard Superyacht Academy for all of your STCW yacht courses requirements.
Previously, prior to the course expiry date, you were able to complete at STCW course refresher. Please note that as of Marine Notice 24 of 2018 SAMSA has now revoked all refresher courses, except Advanced FPFF Refresher course within the SAMSA Standard Training and Assessment Code, which means there is no longer the option for the 3 day Refresher Course.
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