Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (CPSC)

Course Entry Prerequisites

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

  • Candidates must hold a STCW issued Certificate of Safety Training

Certificate Issue Prerequisites

To be eligible for the issue of an AMSA approved certificate, participants must supply evidence of 6 months sea service.

Scheduled Dates

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

Location Start Date End Date Status Register
Launceston, TAS Feb 05 2018 Feb 09 2018 Places Available Register Now
Launceston, TAS May 25 2018 May 29 2018 Places Available Register Now
Launceston, TAS Sep 17 2018 Sep 21 2018 Places Available Register Now
Launceston, TAS Nov 26 2018 Nov 30 2018 Places Available Register Now

Course Registration

Acknowledgement of registration will be provided by return email. Confirmation of registration is provided upon payment of the course fees, and subject to AMCS Registration Terms.


5 days

Course Fee

2018:  AUD $2,210 (GST not applicable)

Course Fee Includes

  • Course notes and writing materials
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Complimentary WIFI access

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.

Course Aim

This course is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge required to perform survival craft operations as required during shipboard emergency response situations.


Certificate Pre-requisites

Please note the following pre-requisites are for the issue of an AMSA approved certificate. If participants do not hold the required certificate pre-requisites, they will be issued a Statement of Attendance.

  • supply evidence of at least 6 months documented seagoing service

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

  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft other than Fast Rescue Boats (AMSA approved) Certificate, meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/2 and Code Section A-VI/2, Table A-VI/2-1.

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.

AMSA Information

The information below is provided to you as a guide only. It is recommended you check with AMSA regarding the current requirements.

AMSA eligibility requirements:

a) be at least 18 years of age; and

b) have completed at least 6 months documented qualifying seagoing service on vessels carrying survival equipment suitable for use on SOLAS vessels

Location Information

The course is conducted 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

On-campus 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.