You will need to complete the following training courses:
- an approved program of study which includes completion of the approved training and guidance (TAGS) program of the appropriate discipline
- Basic safety training, including security awareness training.
These courses must be completed with an approved training organisation.
All of the certificates and training you complete and provide evidence of must comply with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).
Many existing seafarers have considerable experience on various ship types and in varying operating environments. The operating environment, voyage length, and type of vessels may make tasks difficult to complete. The seafarer may demonstrate competence by discussion and role play. The on board supervisor may sign off these tasks using a variety of assessment tools to ensure the seafarer has the underpinning knowledge and required skills.