Ship Security Officer incorporating Designated Security Duties


Scheduled Dates

Additional courses can be arranged, please contact:

Location Start Date End Date Status Register
Sydney, NSW Mar 06 2018 Mar 08 2018 Places Available Register Now
Sydney, NSW May 29 2018 May 08 2018 Places Available Register Now
Sydney, NSW Sep 18 2018 Sep 20 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.


3 days

Course Fee

2018:  AUD $2,450 (GST not applicable)

Course Fee Include

  • 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

Under the terms of the ISPS Code, shipping companies are required to designate a Ship Security Officer. This course is designed to provide instruction and proficiency in compliance with the ISPS Code for Ship Security Officers (SSO).

This course is AMSA approved as meeting the requirements of Table A-VI/5 of STCW78 as amended.  Upon successful completion of the course, participants are able to apply for AMSA endorsement of their Certificate of Competency.


The following certificates will be issued by AMC to participants who successfully complete the course:

  • Ship Security Officers (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/5 and Code Section A-VI/5, Table A-VI/5
  • Designated Security Duties (AMSA approved), meeting the requirements of STCW Reg VI/6 and Code Section A-VI/6 paragraph 8, Table A-VI/6-2

Full attendance and participation in ALL activities during the course will satisfy the required performance criteria.

AMSA Information

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

Certificate of proficiency as ship security officer AMSA eligibility requirements, a person must have:

  1. completed at least 12 months documented qualifying seagoing service; or
  2. documented qualifying seagoing service and knowledge of vessel operations that AMSA considers equivalent to the service mentioned in subparagraph (1)

Certificate of proficiency as person with designated security duties person must have completed an approved seafarer training course.

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.