The STCW10 is an internationally recognised qualification which is a mandatory requirement for anyone who wishes to work as a professional seafarer internationally.

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) lays down the Standards for the Training and Certification of Watch keepers known as STCW10. The course is intended for those mariners who wish to work on all classes of vessels internationally. On successful course completion, participants will be issued with an internationally recognised, globally transportable, IMO accredited, STCW10 compliant certification specifically targeted at, but not limited to the international white boat industry – both sail and power.

This course is unique in that it is the only course offered in Australia where you obtain the following qualifications all at once:

  • STCW10 Certification (required to work on vessels internationally).
  • RYA / ISAF Personal Survival Training Certificate (racing in Cat 0, 1 and 2 races internationally).
  • RYA / MCA Basic Sea Survival Course (Mandatory for MCA commercially endorsed Yachtmasters (STCW10 < 200 GRT).
  • Marine First Aid Certification which is Australian Work Cover accredited and RYA/YA Compliant. It also meets training requirements for Australian Master 5.
  • Yachting Australia’s Sea Survival Certificate mandatory for YA cat 1 and 2 yachts races in Australia.
  • Elements of Shipboard Safety (mandatory for all workers on Australian commercial vessels).

STCW10 Course Details

This course takes place over 5 days from 9:00am-5:30pm with instructors from OMTC near the ferry jetty in Mosman. Attendance on all days is mandatory for this course. No previous experience is required, but RYA Dayskipper level ability is recommended. At the conclusion of the course, you will be qualified to work as a deckhand or hostess overseas and in international waters. See certification below.

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STCW10 Certification

At the successful completion of this course you will receive:

  • Certificate of Safety Training (STCW10)
  • Personal Survival Techniques Certificate
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities Certificate
  • Basic Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting Certificate
  • Marine First Aid Certificate
  • Maritime Security Awareness VI-61(2)
  • RYA / MCA Small Craft Basic Sea Survival Certificate
  • RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course Certificate

STCW10 Syllabus

General Syllabus:

  • Personal Survival Techniques (PST)
  • Training in life rafts
  • Survival suits
  • Hypothermia
  • Action in the event of an emergency
  • Distress communications
  • Practical use of flares
  • White boat (Super Yacht) specific training

Elementary First Aid for Seafarers:

  • Basic emergency response to the most common marine medical emergencies
  • Learn to suture wounds and give injections

Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention:

  • Types and classes of fire
  • Hazard awareness
  • Methods of fire extinguishment
  • Structure of incident
  • Response team participation
  • Appropriate personal equipment
  • Personal safety
  • Team support and live exercises

Personal Safety and Social Responsibility

  • Types of shipboard emergencies
  • Alarms and signals, initial actions, personal safety equipment
  • Pollution prevention and management
  • Safe working practices and enclosed spaces
  • Accident prevention
  • Individual rights, sexual harassment
  • Drug and alcohol awareness, prevention of abuse
Sea Survival Course Details
RYA Coastal and Offshore Yachtmaster Exam
STCW10 Syllabus

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