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Relevant competencies from STCW Tables A-VI/1-1 and A-VI/1-2

The Certificate of Safety Training (CoST) Continued Competence Refresher Training is designed for holders of an AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training and meets the mandatory Sea Survival and Fire Fighting continued competency requirements for current Seafarers with qualifying sea service.

This course covers the relevant refresher competencies from the STCW short courses, Personal Survival Techniques and Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting.

Covers relevant components of:

  • Personal Survival Techniques – STCW Table A-VI/1-1.
  • Fire Prevention or Fire Fighting – STCW Table A-VI/1-2.

Note: All continued competence refresher courses are valid for up to 5 years and may be used once for revalidation purposes

Please see AMSA Fact Sheet 59 for more information: Course details

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Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Cairns

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Full time: 1 week / 1 day per week

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  • Full Fee $975

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Great Barrier Reef International Marine College, Cairns 25 May 2018 Full time / 1 day per week Classroom
15 Jun 2018 Full time / 1 day per week Classroom
27 Jul 2018 Full time / 1 day per week Classroom
19 Oct 2018 Full time / 1 day per week Classroom
30 Nov 2018 Full time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

  • AMSA issued Certificate of Safety Training (CoST)
  • Minimum age requirement is 16 years.

As this course involves use of breathing apparatus, extinguishing fires, confined spaces and other strenuous activities, you will be required to complete a medical declaration prior to commencing training. The result of which may, in some circumstances, preclude you from completing the fire component.


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

Resources required

  • Certified copy of your current Senior First Aid qualification (HLTAID003 Provide First Aid or equivalent) issued from an Australian Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Closed in footwear and socks (runners are suitable), long sleeve shirt and long pants (or overalls) for fire and pool training


Course is delivered over 1 day from 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Important Information

Please refer to the below link in regards to qualifying sea time requirements:


NACC18G CoST AMSA Safety Training 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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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

An additional fee may be applicable directly to AMSA.


On successful completion of the CoST refresher course, having reached a satisfactory level in demonstrated practical competence, a document may be issued certifying that the holder has met the requirements for the revalidation of Certificate of Safety training as specified by the STCW Convention and Code, as per the Manila 2010 amendments.

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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 27 March 2018

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