About Polar Code - Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters
Polar Code - Basic Training for Ships Operating in Polar Waters lets participants gain an understanding of 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.
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.
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
Who should participate?
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.
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.
This course is scheduled on demand. To express interest, please contact us.
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.
2018: AUD $3,100 (GST exempt)
Course Fee Includes
- Course notes and writing materials
- Catered morning and afternoon tea
- Complimentary WIFI access
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
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.
AMSA approved, in accordance with Marine Order 70 (Seafarer Certification) 2014.
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.
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.
For courses in Launceston, Tasmania, on-campus accommodation can be reserved via the online enrolment form. Further information is available here, together with off-campus options.