Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters

Under Regulation V/4 of the STCW code:  Masters, chief mates and officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters shall hold a certificate in basic training for ships operating in polar waters, as required by the Polar Code.

This course is designed for Masters, Chief Mates and Officers in charge of a navigational watch on ships operating in polar waters and will introduce participants to the IMO’s special training requirements for training and qualifications of masters and deck officers on ships operating in polar waters.

This course meets the specification of the minimum standard of competence in basic training for ships operating in polar waters, Regulation V/4 of the STCW Code (as amended).

Advanced Training (under development)

Masters and chief mates on ships operating in polar waters shall hold a certificate in advanced training for ships operating in polar waters, as required by the Polar Code.

Course Entry Prerequisites

Please note the following prerequisite is for entry onto the course and evidence must be provided at enrolment point of the following:

  • Candidates must hold an AMSA recognised Certificate of Competency as a Deck Watchkeeper, Chief Mate or Master.

Scheduled Dates

Location Start Date End Date Status Register
Launceston, TAS Jul 11 2018 Jul 13 2018 Places Available Register Now

Additional courses can be arranged, please contact: AMCS.Training@utas.edu.au

Duration

3 days

Course Fee

2018: AUD $3,100 including GST

Course Fee Include

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Catered morning and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary WIFI access

Delivery Strategy

The course will be delivered by classroom theory sessions and practical sessions in the Ship Simulator at the Australian Maritime College.

A variety of assessment methods is used in the course, appropriate to the learning outcome and the requirements of the national competency standards, including:

  • Written assessment
  • Group discussions and presentation
  • Practical Simulation exercises

 

Course Aim

The safe operation of vessels in unique environmental conditions together with an understanding of the international and national legislative requirements and safe working practice specifically in relation to polar waters.

Participants will gain the skills to:

  • Contribute to safe operation of vessels operating in polar waters
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with legislative requirements
  • Apply safe working practices, respond to emergencies
  • Ensure compliance with pollution -prevention requirements and prevent environmental hazards

Certification

The following certificate will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course and provide documentary evidence to satisfy the course prerequisite:

  • Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW section A-V/4, paragraph 1.

100% attendance, full participation and completion of all practical exercises is required in order to successfully complete the course and qualify for the issue of the course Certificate.

Location Information

Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters is designed to be delivered at the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Campus in Launceston Tasmania.

Participants arriving at Launceston Airport should make their way to the Australian Maritime College, Newnham Drive, Newnham.  Taxi fare from the airport is approximately $55.00.

Parking:  Complimentary car parking is provided on campus in areas designated to AMCS participants and clients.

Accommodation Options

For courses scheduled at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), oncampus accommodation can be reserved via the online enrolment form. Further information is provided here, together with off-campus options.

Payment Options

To secure a course registration, payment of the course fee are required (or at minimum of 50% deposit).  Payment methods accepted:

  • Credit Card (online or via (03) 6324-9850)
  • Bank Deposit
  • Cheque/Money Order
  • Company Invoice (approved companies only)

Detailed payment options will be made available after registration is submitted.

AMCS Registration Terms

To secure your enrolment, payment of 50% of the course fee is required.  Cancellations up to 15 working days prior to the scheduled date will be accepted without penalty.  Cancellations less than 15 working days will be subject to 100% cancellation fee.

AMCS reserves the right to cancel the course if insufficient registrations have been received by seven days from commencement of course.  Any fees paid for cancelled courses will be refunded in full.

When making flight bookings please ensure you book on a fully refundable basis.