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The Certificate of Safety Training is an STCW AMSA (Australian Maritime Safety Authority) approved short course that covers required skills and knowledge necessary to enable application to AMSA for the issue of a Certificate of Safety Training.

The Certificate enables holders to serve on board commercial vessels and luxury yachts in Australian and International waters. It is the minimum mandatory qualification required if you intend to work in the maritime industry overseas.

Areas of study include Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Personal Survival Techniques, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility (PSSR); Security Awareness Training (SAT). Course details

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Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Cairns

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Blended: 1 week / 5 days per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $2,390

Cost details

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Key dates

Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Cairns 14 May 2018 5 days per week Blended
18 Jun 2018 5 days per week Blended
6 Aug 2018 5 days per week Blended
3 Sep 2018 5 days per week Blended
8 Oct 2018 5 days per week Blended
5 Nov 2018 5 days per week Blended
3 Dec 2018 5 days per week Blended

Entry requirements

Minimum age requirement is 16 years.


Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Cairns
55-61 Tingira Street
Cairns QLD 4870

Resources required

You will need to provide the following at your own cost:

  • Certificate fee to AMSA (approx. $112.00)
  • One current passport photo
  • Certified copy of your current First Aid qualification (HLTAID003, Provide First Aid) issued from an Australian Registered Training Organisation
  • Closed in footwear and socks (runners are suitable), t-shirt & shorts for classroom and bathers and towel for pool training. Long pants and overalls will be provided to students for fire training.


Great Barrier Reef International Marine College: Full time over five days attending, Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4:30pm with Security Awareness Training to be completed online through Connect Learning Management System.

Important Information

For further certification information, visit AMSA at


MARF003 Follow vessel security procedures Core
MARF006 Observe personal safety and social responsibility Core
MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel Core
MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

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No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Certificate fee to AMSA is approximately $112.00


MARSS00007 Safety Training Certification Skill Set.  Upon successful completion participants will receive an AMSA Certificate of Safety Training.

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

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By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 16 April 2018

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