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MARSS00008 Shipboard Safety Skill Set

National ID: MARSS00008 State ID: AC773
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The Elements of Shipboard Safety Skill Set forms a crucial part of all maritime qualifications offered from Coxswain Grade II, Coxswain, Master 24 and MED II. This three-day course covers all of the important emergency procedures required to survive at sea if disaster strikes. The course is intensive, rigorous and physically demanding.

Participants will learn how to:
  • Swim short distances while fully clothed and wearing shoes without the aid of a life jacket
  • Launch a life raft, right an inverted life-raft, climb into the life raft and assist other survivors
  • Successfully use flares, EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) and other emergency equipment
  • Follow evacuation procedures to abandon ship and use survival techniques such as HELP (Heat Escape Lessening Position)
  • Use correct fire extinguisher to extinguish a fire type such as oil fire, electrical fire or plastic fire
  • Understand and practice OS&H workplace procedures

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2021.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Lower fees, local skills price

Full fee: $186.24
Concession: $98.46

Delivery locations and study options

Semester 1

When 8 June - 10 June, 2021
Where Broome Campus
How On campus
When 8 - 10 June, 2021
Where Karratha Campus
How On campus

Semester 2

When 19 - 21 July, 2021
Where Broome Campus
How On campus

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