Ballast Systems (Online)


This course provides participants with an overview of water ballast systems on ships. It explains why a ballast system is needed and what the ballast does to allow the ship to be operational. The different parts of the water ballast system are explained and shown to ensure participants have a working knowledge of how ballast is used.

Delivery Method:100% online training and assessment
Designed for:Junior Deck Officers, Deck Ratings
Content Types:Written material, images, video, animations, 3D scenarios
Learning Outcomes:Upon successful completion of this training, participants will:
1.  Understand why ballast is used on ships
2.  Describe how ships are constructed to allow water ballast storage
3.  Understand the piping and pumping systems used to ballast and deballast a ship
4.  Understand the precautions used to ensure ballast water is clean
5.  Understand the relationship between loading and discharging cargo and the movement of ballast water
Assessment:An assessment will be provided at the end of the course (fully online), you will have unlimited attempts to achieve the 100% pass mark.
Certification:Australian Maritime College Completion Statement.
Duration:Approximately 45-60 minutes
Compatibility: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Safari, Android Phone, iPhone, iPad
Product Code:003-024  |  Version 2, 29 May 2023
Enrolment:Click the 'Apply' button to register for the course. Access to the online course will be provided on the next business day.
Course Preview:Click here to preview the online course