Certificate of Competency (CoC) Continued Competence Refresher

For Masters, Deck + Engineering Officers with qualifying sea time

Course also known as: Continued Competence, Deck Officer Refresher, Master Refresher, Engineering Officer Refresher

Save time and money with a 10% discount on your next STCW Continued Competence Refresher training course at Australia's premier maritime training provider!

  • All theory sections delivered online
  • Just one night away from home to complete the survival and fire practical components
  • 10% discount on course fees until December 31, 2021
  • One night's free accommodation in Launceston (subject to availability)

So, take the plunge and refresh your tickets with AMC Search!

Who Should Participate?

Certificate of Competency holders with qualifying sea service. Qualifying sea service is at least 12 months in total during the preceding 5 years before application, or 3 months in total during the preceding 6 months prior to revalidating. Find out more about AMSA's sea service requirements.

Certificate of Competency holders without qualifying sea service should complete our Revalidation course.

Course Entry Prerequisite

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

  • STCW Certificate of Competency for International Waters (Master, Deck and Engineer Officers)

Course Structure

Online Theory Component: 5 hours 

The online theory component is delivered through the University of Tasmania's learning management system, MyLO.  The course requires a reasonable internet connection and a webcam to complete the assessment.

The online theory component consist of the following four theory modules: 

  • Personal Survival Techniques 
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats 
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting 
  • Advanced Fire Fighting 

At the end of the modules there is an assessment; the assessment requires a 100% pass mark with unlimited attempts provided.

Please note - the online theory learning and assessment will need to be successfully completed 2 working days prior to attending AMC for the practical components.

Day 1 – Survival Practical Component: 1230-1700

The survival practical component consists of the following activities:

  • Take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat during and after launch
  • Use locating devices including communication and signaling apparatus and pyrotechnics
  • Survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment

Day 2 – Fire Practical Component: 0800-1530

The fire practical component consists of the following activities:

  • Fight and extinguish fires
  • Control fire-fighting operations aboard ships
  • Organise and train fire parties
  • Inspect and service fire-detection and fire-extinguishing systems and equipment
  • Investigate and compile reports on incidents involving fire


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

Sea Survival and Fire Fighting Continued Competence for holders of Certificates of Competency (Master, Deck and Engineer Officers) and Certificate of Proficiency as Chief Integrated Rating (AMSA approved).  Meeting the relevant competencies from:

  • Personal Survival Techniques – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-1
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting – STCW Code Table A-VI/1-2
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats – STCW Code Table A-VI/2-1 
  • Advanced Fire Fighting – STCW Code Table A-VI/3

*100% attendance, full participation in practical exercises and successful completion of all online theory assessments is required.

Approved By

Australian Maritime Safety Authority 

Accepted By 

Antigua and Barbuda Department of Marine Services and Merchant Shipping  |  Bahamas Maritime Authority  |  Bermuda Shipping and Maritime Authority  |  Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands  |  Marine Department of Hong Kong  |  Liberian Registry  |  Republic of Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator  |  Panama Maritime Authority


  • Duration: Online Training: 5 hours; Day 1: 1230-1700; Day 2: 0800-1530
  • AMSA Approved Course
  • Note:

    Introductory Offer: 10% discount on course fees (applied at checkout) and 1 night's free accommodation (subject to availability)

  • Course Options: (including GST)
    November 2-3, 2021 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640
    November 15-16, 2021 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640 Join Waitlist
    November 22-23, 2021 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640
    December 6-7, 2021 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640 Join Waitlist
    December 7-8, 2021 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640
    December 14-15, 2021 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640
    December 20-21, 2021 | Launceston, TAS | $1,640
    2022 Dates Coming Soon | Launceston, TAS | $0 Join Waitlist

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